Clinical Excellence, Education, Research & Innovation with Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Established in 2001, Penn Medicine's Division of Emergency Ultrasound has been a leader in identifying and promoting the use of bedside ultrasound both diagnostically and procedurally. We have teaching and mentoring relationships with the departments of Surgery and Medicine, and provide training to the fellowship programs in Critical Care, Nephrology, Trauma, and PEM (at CHOP). Based partly on these relationships, and partly on Penn Medicine's culture of interdepartmental collegiality, much of our educational and research efforts are interdisciplinary. Past and ongoing projects include partnerships with critical care surgeons, family medicine, cardiologists, pulmonologists, anesthesiologists, and gynecologists.

Reflecting the mission of the School of Medicine and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, the Division of Emergency Ultrasound has three major areas of activity: clinical practice, education, and research.

  • Credentialed faculty has full autonomy to perform ultrasound as part of their clinical practice. 

  • Highlights of Penn Emergency Ultrasound include:

  • Five ultrasound machines are available for use 24/7.

  • Faculty may bill for exams performed.

  • Training of medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty across the specialties, and from around the world.

Our longstanding Ultrasound Fellowship Program provides rigorous training in clinical ultrasound, ultrasound education, and how to accomplish quality research.

Success in obtaining grants for single-site and multi-site research. Our Division has a significant presence at national and international meetings and has published extensively in the field.

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