Indiana University

Program Description

Type of Program

IU is home to one of the oldest and largest EM residencies in the nation, and was established in 1976. Our Teaching Hospitals see over 250,000 patients per year.

We are home to an expanding research program with multiple faculty receiving grant funding from the NIH, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Our motivation is to provide fellows opportunity to become experts in emergency ultrasound and mentorship for a fulfilling career.

Year Fellowship Started:

2012

Ultrasound Program Status

The Division of Emergency Ultrasound is a division of the Academic Department of Emergency Medicine, a full academic department in the Indiana University School of Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

8

Notable Faculty

Fellowship Director of Emergency Ultrasound: Matt Rutz, MD

Emergency Ultrasound Faculty:

Rob Ferre, MD
Division Chief
Email: rferre@iu.edu

Frances Russell, MD RDMS
Email: framruss@iu.edu

Ken Rood, MD, RDMS
Email: lrood@iu.edu

Audrey Herbert, MD
Email:auherber@iu.edu

Sarah Kennedy, MD
Email: kennedsk@iu.edu

Greg Zahn, MD
Email: gzahn@iu.edu

Ben Nti, MD
Email: bnti@iupui.edu

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Highlights of this fellowship include:
- Hands on scanning with director and ultrasound faculty
- Independent scanning
- Biweekly Journal Clubs to review recent ultrasound literature
- Biweekly scan review and Q/A
- Opportunities to scan throughout the hospital in the ICU, echo lab, radiology department and with anesthesia for ultrasound guided nerve blocks
- Actively involved in ultrasound curriculum development
- Educating faculty, residents and medical students through hands on teaching and core lectures
- Teaching at ultrasound workshops both locally and nationally
- Attend national conferences
- Opportunities and resources available to pursue a research project with dedicated research time

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

Other Information

We care for a diverse, pathology-rich population at three training sites:

Methodist Hospital: Level 1 Trauma center
Eskenazi (Wishard) Hospital: Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center
Riley Hospital for Children: Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
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