Emergency Medicine Education

Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University

The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center is designed to cultivate highly-trained leaders in the field of point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound. Our core mission is to provide a strong clinical foundation in basic and cutting-edge point-of-care emergency ultrasound. The breadth of our pathology in the adult clinical sites provides comprehensive hands-on scanning experience that is augmented by the partnership with our pediatric emergency ultrasound colleagues who pioneered one of the country’s first pediatric-specific point-of-care ultrasound fellowship.

We provide opportunities for any fellow to explore their advancement in ultrasound administration, clinical integration, education, and research scholarship. Our curriculum will lay foundation for our fellows to become successful in any endeavor with the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest. Our fellowship is based at the NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center with newly renovated Emergency Department in a state-of-the-art facility at the NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital. In addition to our robust general Emergency Medicine clinical sites, we also work closely with the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center that sees over 55,000 pediatric patients per year.

We have the following machines available at our adult Emergency Departments:

  • 8 Sonosites (M-turbo)
  • Zonare Z.PRO
  • Zonare ZS3 (contrast capable)
  • 2 Mindray Te7
  • Mindray M9
  • Butterfly

Additionally, our campus includes Columbia University Physicians and Surgeons Vagelos Education Center (P&S VEC) simulation center comprehensive with advanced ultrasound imaging, high fidelity simulators, and phantoms. Our faculty includes 7 ultrasound trained general emergency physicians as well as 5 ultrasound-trained pediatric POCUS specialists.

The fellowship is a 1-year experience in compliance with ACEP Emergency Ultrasound guidelines. In addition to completion of the ultrasound fellowship, fellows will have the opportunity to pursue a 2-year Master’s degree in education or business. We accept 1 fellow per year.