University of California-San Francisco

Program Description

Type of Program

The UCSF Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship prides itself on providing a comprehensive fund of knowledge on all diagnostic and procedural ultrasound modalities, course design and implementation, QI, and the design and implementation of a fully functional Emergency Ultrasound Program. Fellows teach all learners from UCSF medical students to faculty at CME courses. Our ultrasound faculty give lectures and teach courses at several national conferences, and encourage participation by our fellows. Our fellows are frequently invited to teach at the ACEP Scientific Assembly ultrasound workshops and the UCSF High Risk Hawaii conference in Maui. Our fellowship is also adaptable to our fellows' specific career goals, including academic interests, community hospital interests, global health interests, and community outreach. The ultrasound section at UCSF is the largest section in the Department of Emergency Medicine and we are not just colleagues, but consider ourselves family. Many of our faculty members are prior fellows, and we gather socially nearly monthly for dinner, bowling, Warriors games, mezcal tasting, cooking classes. Our fellowship has a clear structure, but the culture is very laid-back and focuses on the wellness and happiness of our group.

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

Ultrasound Section within the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:


Notable Faculty

Joseph Brown, MD*
Nancy Anaya, MD*
Adrian Flores, MD*
Sally Graglia, MD*
Kavita Gandhi, MD*
Starr Knight, MD*
Aaron Kornblith, MD*
Margaret Lin, MD*
Will Shyy, MD*
Nate Teismann, MD*
Ralph Wang, MD*

* = Ultrasound Fellowship trained

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Clinical Attending Shifts
Scanning Shifts
Clinical Research Course
Weekly Video review
Teaching and Research Opportunities

Do you bill for ultrasounds?


Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds?

Patients rarely get radiology-performed follow-up imaging after POCUS studies.

Other Information

We interview in October & November; please apply by September 15