Beaumont Hospital

Program Description

Type of Program

Beaumont Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one-year program designed to give graduates of emergency medicine residency programs the skills and knowledge to become ultrasound program directors and leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound. Beaumont Hospital is an academic, level 1 trauma center and sees over 130,000 patients annually as well as a level 2 pediatric trauma center with over 24,000 patient served annually. We have a three year residency program with 14 residents per year.

Year Fellowship Started:

2012

Ultrasound Program Status

Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

7

Notable Faculty

Fellowship Trained Core US Faculty
Amit Bahl MD, MPH, RDMS, FACEP
Abigail Brackney MD, RDMS, FACEP
Steven Joseph, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Ultrasound Superusers
David Berger, MD
Sarha Hang, MD
Fadi Kasyouhanan, MD
Jacob Price, MD
Alex Rhea, MD

Credentialed
Todd Anderson, MD
Patrice Barish, MD
Frank Borschke, MD
Lauren Cameron-Comasco, MD
Michael Farrow, MD
Brian Felice, MD
Kurt Filips, DO
Dawn Jung, MD
Christopher Mcpeak, MD
Dan Nguyen, MD
Ronnie Otero, MD
Patrick Pettengill, MD
Daniel Richardson, MD
Bradford Walters, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Fellows will be required to complete a minimum of 1000 scans, focusing on basic and advanced applications of ultrasound in the Emergency Department. There will be weekly scanning sessions with the ultrasound director within the emergency center, as well as independent scanning. The fellow will also participate in resident and medical student teaching and faculty credentialing. Weekly image review sessions will be held to provide feedback to the fellow and to review recent ultrasound journal articles. During these sessions the fellow will be involved in the US image QA process. Monthly lecture series covering ultrasound physics and instrumentation and emergency applications will be provided to the fellow. The fellow will be required to give lectures to the residents during grand rounds and will also participate in Michigan College of Emergency Physician ultrasound courses and other regional lecture series. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with an OBGYN and Cardiology to improve advanced transvaginal and cardiac scanning. Fellows are also able to attend Beaumont affiliated MSK and nerve block courses. Nearing the end of the fellowship the fellow will be well prepared to take the RDMS examination.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

Yes, unless credentialed faculty present

Other Information

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