University of Kansas Health System

Program Description

Type of Program

The University of Kansas Health System Emergency Ultrasound Administration Fellowship is a one-year fellowship designed to train the emergency physician to effectively design, develop, and manage a successful ultrasound program in an Emergency Department.

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

Ultrasound Division established 2015
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Kansas Health System

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

24/28 faculty hold privileges in POC ultrasound

Notable Faculty

Bradley Jackson, MD
Medical School: Univ. of Missouri Kansas City
Residency: Univ. of Kansas Health System
Fellowship: Univ. of Kansas Health System

Melissa Thomas, MD
Medical School: Univ. of Missouri Kansas City
Residency: Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University and Washington Hospital

Nima Sarani, MD
Medical School: The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Residency: The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa School of Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center

Adrienne N Malik, MD
Medical School: SABA University School of Medicine
Residency: Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital
Fellowship: Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Personal Education:
The initial primary focus of the fellowship is to ensure that the fellow develops the necessary technical skills to perform and implement all clinical emergency ultrasound applications. This is accomplished with bedside teaching, scanning labs, and image review.

Administrative Education:
Under the direction of the ultrasound faculty, the fellow will manage the ultrasound rotations in the ED including the medical student, intern, elective resident, and off-service rotations. The fellow will also lecture periodically throughout the year on select ultrasound topics.

The fellow will actively participate in all administrative duties for running the department's ultrasound program. This will include bedside education with current attending physicians working toward privileges, development of educational programs, quality assurance measures, and continued development or interdepartmental relationships as it relates to bedside ultrasound.

Research or Quality Improvement:
The fellow will have the option of developing one original research project or one original quality improvement project. This will allow the fellow to tailor their project to future career goals. Fellows will also participate in any ongoing ultrasound research and quality improvement projects.

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Other Information

Past Fellows:
2015: Bradley Jackson, MD
2016: Richard Deitz, MD
2017: Todd Crane, MD
2018: Stephanie Thom, MD
2020: Nima Sarani, MD
2022: Matthew Cook, MD
2022: Dana Thompson, MD