UCLA : Olive View & Ronald Reagan Medical Centers

Program Description

Type of Program

The UCLA OV/RR Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is an academic program designed to train the future leaders of emergency ultrasound. Our hope is to produce graduates that go on to direct emergency ultrasound programs, whether that be in an academic position, in the setting of a large emergency physician group, or a community hospital system.

Since 2012, our fellows all have gone on to excellent full time faculty positions, including two at UCLA, one at Loma Linda, and another at Miami.

** We will consider applications from all competitive candidates from ACGME-accredited emergency residency programs. So, if you are a senior resident from a 3-year or 4-year program, we look forward to your application! **

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

Notable Faculty

Alan Chiem, MD MPH (Fellowship Co-Director)
Daniel Weingrow, DO (Fellowship Co-Director)
Jackie Shibata, MD (EM/IM)
Caleb Canders, MD
Daniela Morato, MD
George Lim, MD (EM/CC)
Andrea Takemoto, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Extensive teaching opportunities with medical students and residents
Scan shifts with fellowship-trained US faculty, with specialty in advanced echocardiography
Weekly video review of recorded ED ultrasound exams
Monthly/semi-monthly journal club
Teaching during resident academic conference

*Opportunties to pursue part-time research or medical education training leading to certification through UCLA

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes at Ronald Reagan-UCLA, No at Olive View-UCLA.

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

A formal ultrasound is not required after a bedside ultrasound is completed, unless it would add clinical data.

At both Reagan and Olive View, our POCUS studies are uploaded to the PACS and linked from the EMR.

Other Information

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