Allegheny General Hospital

Program Description

Type of Program

Allegheny General Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN), and is a 724 bed, Level I trauma center with approximately 55,000 ED patients per year. It serves as the primary teaching site for the AGH Emergency Medicine residency. The residency is affiliated with Temple University School of Medicine and serves as a clinical teaching campus for third and fourth year Temple University Medical Students.

Year Fellowship Started:

2013

Ultrasound Program Status

Emergency Ultrasound is a Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine at AGH. Dr. Thomas Campbell is the System Chair of Emergency Medicine for the Allegheny Health Network and Dr. Paul Porter is the Director of the Department of EM at AGH.

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

Five

Notable Faculty

Core Faculty
Mark Scheatzle, MD, MPH, RDMS
Director of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound and Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Russell Lieurance, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, WPH and Ultrasound Fellowship Core Faculty

Mara Aloi, MD, RDMS
Emergency Medicine Residency Director and Ultrasound Fellowship Core Faculty Member

Moira Davenport, MD, RDMS
Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship and Ultrasound Fellowship Core Faculty Member. Specialty: MSK ultrasound

Dr. John O'Neill. Ultrasound Fellowship Core Faculty Member. Specialty: Technology and Data Analysis

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The Key components of our EUS fellowship include:

• Core and Advanced EUS Scanning Technique
• Quality Assurance
• Program Development and Management
• Resident / Medical Student Education
• Research

The majority of hands-on learning of scanning techniques and protocols will take place within the department of emergency medicine during dedicated "scan shifts". Program administration skills will be taught through the participation of the fellow in all administrative activities performed by the EUS fellowship director / EUS division director. Academic skills will be taught by focusing on two main components: 1) Teaching; and 2) Scientific investigation. The development of these skills will allow the graduated fellow to be a leader not only in their department and hospital, but also nationally within the emergency medicine community. Assessment of the fellow’s progress toward successfully completing the program will occur on a continuous basis throughout the fellowship year.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes. All clinically indicated emergency ultrasounds are billed as emergency procedures by the Dept. of Emergency. Medicine

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

NO

Other Information

The fellowship curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards set forth for EUS fellowships in the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Guidelines, ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section, July 2011 (http://www.acep.org/content.aspx?id=32182).
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