Maimonides Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

Maimonides is the biggest hospital in Brooklyn. We are a busy tertiary care, teaching medical center with 120,000 ED visits per year. We are a level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, a stroke center, a cardiac institute (STEMI center), a cancer center, and we have the only children's hospital in Brooklyn. We deliver more babies annually than any hospital in New York State. Maimonides is one of only 3 hospitals in NYC that was named by Health Grades as a distinguished hospital for clinical excellence. Our Emergency Department also offers fellowships in Pediatric EM, in Simulation and in EM Education.

Year Fellowship Started:

2008. At the end of this year we will have graduated 26 fellows.

Ultrasound Program Status

The Division of Emergency Ultrasonography functions within the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

13 ultrasound fellowship trained faculty. All non-fellowship trained EM Attendings have been credentialed in performing and billing for ultrasounds.

Notable Faculty

Eitan Dickman- Vice Chair and Medical Director. Dr. Dickman founded the Maimonides Ultrasound Division and Fellowship. He has lectured nationally and internationally; multiple publications related to EUS; recipient of NIH grant funding for US-guided nerve block study. Past AIUM President.

Lawrence Haines- Former chief resident at Maimonides; first EUS fellow at Maimonides. Former Ultrasound Fellowship Director. Now Ultrasound Director.

Alex Arroyo- Director of our Pediatric ED and PEM ultrasound. Pediatric EM as well as EUS fellowship trained at Northshore LIJ.

Judy Lin- EUS Fellowship Director. Residency and fellowship at Georgetown.

Kay Odashima- Director of Resident Education in Emergency Ultrasound. Residency and fellowship at Maimonides.

Laura Gonzalez- Triple boarded in IM/Peds and PEM. EUS fellowship trained at Maimo. Now co-director of PEM Ultrasound.

Amy Sanghvi- Director of Medical Student Emergency Ultrasound Educations. Residency and EUS fellowship at Mt. Sinai, NY.

Errel Khordipour- Bay State for residency. Mt. Sinai for EUS fellowship. EUS Research Director.

Jeanette Kurbedin- Residency and fellowship at Maimonides. Also is the Director of Medical Student Education.

Juan Zequeira-Diaz- Residency in Puerto Rico, EUS fellowship at Maimonides, PEM fellowship at NY Methodist.

Leily Naraghi - Residency at Maimonides, EUS Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Alyssa Nguyen - Residency at St. Lukes-Roosevelt, EUS Fellowship at Maimonides.

Matt Chang - Residency and EUS Fellowship at Maimonides. A noctournist at Maimonides.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

During the course of the year, the fellow will receive individualized training in:
1. Image acquisition, both basic and advanced applications.
2. Image interpretation both from still and video images.
3. Education of medical students, residents, and attendings.
4. QA of an EUS program.
5. Billing for EUS.
5. Credentialing attending.
6. Administration of an EUS Division, which will prepare the graduate to be an EUS Director.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?


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

Not for credentialed attendings and all attendings in the ED are credentialed in all the ACEP applications.

Other Information

We have 6 Mindray/Zonare Machines, Multiple Butterfly hand-held devices, a TEE probe, a wireless workflow with archival of images in Q Path and PACS. We have robust research support. All of our faculty are credentialed in all the ACEP ultrasound applications. We run a city wide PEM Fellows Ultrasound Conference Annually, We participate in the annual Trip-State Fellows Conference and we are about to start a city wide nerve block conference this year.