Emory University

Program Description

Type of Program

One year fellowship.

Faculty appointment as a Senior Associate in the Emory University School of Medicine.

Emergency Ultrasound fellows work their clinical shifts at Emory University Hospital Midtown, the Atlanta VAMC, or Emory University Hospital. There are additional teaching and scanning responsibilities at Grady Memorial Hospital, a level I trauma center with over 150,000 visits per year. EUH is a tertiary care center with a small (40,000 ED visits/yr) census, but extremely high acuity. The admission rate exceeds 38%. Emory University Hospital Midtown, formerly known as Crawford Long Memorial Hospital, sees approximately 60,000 ED patients per year, and represents a combination of community and academic practice.

Pediatric Ultrasound Fellows work at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Egleston and Hughes Spalding. Egleston is a free-standing quaternary care children's hospital as well as the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma center in the stage of Georgia. It is the primary academic site for Emory Pediatrics. Hughes Spalding is a smaller free-standing children's hospital near Grady that seeks to provide high quality pediatric care to the local community. Their combined census exceeds 100,000 visits per year.

Year Fellowship Started:

EM 2010
PEM 2016

Ultrasound Program Status

Section within the Department of Emergency Medicine
Section within the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

9 (all fellowship trained in Emergency Ultrasound)

Notable Faculty

Joshua Guttman MD FRCPC(Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director)
Lekha Shah, MD, RDMS- Pediatric emergency ultrasound fellowship director
Stephanie Cohen MD (Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Director)
Douglas Ander MD (ultrasound director)
Laura Oh MD (VAMC Ultrasound Director)
Usama Khalid MD
Tricia Smith MD
Tal Berkowitz MD MPH
Peter Gutierrez MD
Anna-Kate Deal MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Fellows are responsible for 16-18 clinical hours per week of clinical time as an attending physician.

There are 8-10 hours/week of structured non-clinical scanning shifts for training, education and research.

We conduct video review of ultrasound cases 4 hours/ week.

There are 2 hours of weekly fellow-directed lectures given by ultrasound faculty.

Journal club occurs monthly

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

The Department of Emergency Medicine bills for ultrasounds
The Department of Pediatrics does not currently bill for ultrasounds

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


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