Alameda County Medical Center - Highland Hospital

Program Description

Type of Program

The Highland Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is an academic program designed to train the future leaders of emergency ultrasound. This is accomplished by focusing on 3 primary areas: Education, Technical Skills, and Research. While most of our graduates have gone on to academic positions, we have also produced leaders of ultrasound programs in the setting of large emergency physician groups and community hospital systems.

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Ultrasound Program Status


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Notable Faculty

Arun Nagdev, MD ULS director
Daniel Mantuani, MD - assistant ULS director
Andrew Herring, MD
Caitlin Bailey, MD
Brad Frazee, MD
Barry Simon, MD
Eric Snoey, MD
Poornima Yechoor, MD
Julie Gesch, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Training in Clinical Research course at UCSF
Weekly ultrasound journal club or ultrasound lectures
Monthly ECHO training sessions with Chief of Non-invasive Cardiology
Weekly scanning shifts about half of which are proctored
Weekly video review of all ED ultrasound exams
Weekly presentation of "best of video" to ED personnel on shift
Teaching during resident academic conference
Assistance with resident/student ultrasound rotation
Assistance with ED ultrasound QA
Scanning shifts with sonographers from other specialties (eg vascular techs, obstetricians)

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Other Information

The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Highland Hospital & Trauma Center in Oakland, California offers a distinctive combination of features that make it one of the top fellowships in the country.

7 core ultrasound faculty who are national & international leaders; all faculty are credentialed and experienced in ultrasound
Graduates have started ultrasound programs at: Duke, UCSF (3), Brown (3), UCSD, SUNY Kings County (2), UCLA Olive-View, California Emergency Physicians group
Unrestricted use of ultrasound in the ED
Advanced and pioneering applications
High acuity, urban ED
Research assistants
Opportunity to interface with ultrasound industry
Advanced multimedia training
Outstanding Bay Area quality of life
International emphasis
Travel opportunities