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Emergency Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship

Welcome to the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of Rochester!
emergency fellows
We have a large and social ultrasound faculty, new Mindray TE7 and M9 machines, a large dedicated critical care and trauma bay, and lots of opportunities to teach.  Our 1 year program develops expertise in bedside ultrasound while fellows work in fast paced clinical environments including free-standing emergency department, rural hospitals, and a large tertiary referral center. We encourage fellows to focus on areas of interest while providing broad ultrasound training.

Program Highlights:

The fellow will understand the principles of emergency ultrasound programemergency ultrasound technicians administration through support roles in various program projects, and gain invaluable experience through different exposures, including:

  • Maintenance of new ultrasound equipment with PACS support
  • High volume, high acuity training sites
  • Large ultrasound faculty group and diverse teaching styles
  • Clinical work at a wide range of sites from which to choose, including multiple regional community EDs, a free-standing ED, and our large academic referral center
  • Rigorous image review and quality assurance (QA) process, with ongoing quality improvement (QI)

 

Learn More About the Program Messages from Program Directors

Our Fellowship by the Numbers

6

ultrasound faculty

8

ED owned, cart based machines

11 +

current or former fellows

150 +

scans per week

Learning at URMC

Flexible Curriculum

There is flexibility in the program, and it is not uncommon for fellows to change tracks during training as their learning objectives and career goals evolve.

Mentor Relationships

Our fellows most commonly reference the personal relationships and valuable mentoring they receive as one of the top reasons why they would recommend URMC.

Life of a URMC Fellow

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

What our fellows say...

Hitting the start of my Pulm/CCM fellowship with more hands on, supervised ultrasound experience than most could hope to accumulate over the course of their entire 3-4-year fellowship was invaluable.  

I’ve been able to help activate the cath lab detecting new wall motion abnormalities paired with EKG changes, sent patients to thrombectomy by identifying a clot in transit, and change management in a crashing patient with unrecognized worsening of his pulmonary hypertension. "

Matthew Gorgone, DO

Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellow at the
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Where Are They Now

Dr. Kvamme completed his Emergency Medicine residency at URMC and focused his Ultrasound Fellowship efforts on teaching POCUS to Emergency Medicine residents in Vientiane, Laos. He subsequently works for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, CA.

Erik Kvamme, MD

Dr. Weaam Alshenawy completed her EM residency at Michigan State and came to URMC EM after working in community Emergency Medicine. She is currently working at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Weaam Alshenawy, MD

Currently director of emergency ultrasound for Tacoma Emergency Care Physicians, a private EM group that staffs 3 emergency departments in Pacific Northwest. In addition to clinical duties, I have time each month dedicated to ultrasound, including meetings/administration, image QA, education, and billing."

Josh “J-Smoove” Smith, MD

After completing fellowship in summer 2020 I took a position as assistant professor and ultrasound faculty at the University of Vermont. I am working clinically at the University of Vermont Medical Center as well as midsized UVM Health Network community hospital in Plattsburgh, NY. "

Daniel Stratz, MD

Building on the skill set I developed at URMC, I am learning and developing a critical care TEE curriculum, am involved with critical care fellow ultrasound education/quality assurance, and teach the internal medicine residents as part of their POCUS interest group."

Matthew Gorgone, DO