Henry Ford Health System

Program Description

Type of Program

The Henry Ford Health System is an 805 bed hospital located in the New Center area, near downtown Detroit. The Emergency Department (ED) is a level 1 trauma center with an annual patient census of approximately 100,000. The Emergency Medicine Residency training program is one of the oldest in the nation, which began training residents in 1976. It has a strong research program in stroke, heart failure, resuscitation, and the birthplace of Early Goal Directed Therapy (EGDT). It is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM).

Year Fellowship Started:

July 2010. The first in the State of Michigan

Ultrasound Program Status

Part of the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:


Notable Faculty

David Amponsah MD, RDCS
Gergory Hays MD
Sudhir Baliga MD, RDMS
Julian Suszanski MD
Stephen Moore MD
Caroline Dowers MD
Christopher Clark MD
Usamah Mossallam MD
Daniel Morris MD
Stephanie Stokes-Buzzelli MD
Raymond Fowkes MD
Victor Coba MD
Henry Huitsing MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The fellow will be trained primarily by ED faculty, with additional opportunities for further training in musculoskeletal (MSK), cardiac and vascular ultrasound outside the department. We have a newly built $5M state of the art simulation center with established ultrasound courses for residents, nurses, and medical students for further training opportunities. The fellow will also participate in medical student training at the Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM) where ultrasound education has been formally integrated into the undergraduate medical school curricula. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to learn about ultrasound curriculum development, and now to develop innovative teaching methods for ultrasound integration into the medical school curricula. There is opportunity to participate in the established year round critical care fellow ultrasound training, as well as participating in the development of unique web based ultrasound educational tools using 3-D animation models. We also have formal CME ultrasound courses offered year round through the Henry Ford Hospital Ultrasound University, where fellows can participate as instructors, and also learn about unique aspects of developing an ultrasound course for any group of learners. There is emphasis on advanced cardiac applications and all the other core areas of Point of Care Ultrasound. There are also multiple research opportunities.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes - Currently limited to Trauma and Procedural applications

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


Other Information

The Ultrasound Fellowship Director is also the Undergraduate Ultrasound Curriculum Director at the Wayne State University of Medicine, providing fellows
with a very unique opportunity for learning about
Ultrasound in Medical Education, and participating and developing research projects in this new and exciting area of education.
Formal integration of education into the PA program at the University of Detroit Mercy
Collaboration with the Dept. of Anesthesia for TEE training
Advanced Echo imaging including strain
Advanced musculoskeletal training
Training courses through the henryfordultrasounduniversity.com
Responsible for system-wide Point of Care ultrasound training with excellent inter-department collaboration
Three fellowship trained core faculty