Dr Vicki Elizabeth Noble is an emergency medicine physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Vicki Noble is a physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR). She then completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at St.Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY.
Dr. Noble introduced and developed a required rotation for all emergency medicine residents in bedside sonography for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program and has trained and credentialed the emergency medicine faculty group at MGH in point of care ultrasound. She teaches ultrasound to surgical and medical residents rotating through the emergency department and has been part of the faculty team that is introducing point of care ultrasound to the Harvard Medical School curriculum. Dr. Noble also began an international ultrasound fellowship opportunity for physicians from around the world who are interested in point of care ultrasound training and research. She has taught point of care ultrasound diagnostics in a variety of international settings including working with trauma team organizations in Ethiopia, disaster relief organizations in Indonesia and clinical continuing education programs in Rwanda.
ResearchDr. Noble's main research interest is in diagnostic imaging comparative effectiveness. She is also interested in novel applications for point of care ultrasound such as lung ultrasound point of care testing. She is active in evaluating the use of thoracic ultrasound to the pre-hospital setting and as a continuous monitoring modality in intensive care units. She is part of a multi-center trial looking point of care cardiac ultrasound in cardiac arrest and the implications of expanding basic cardiac ultrasound skills to all critical care physicians. Finally she is the site investigator for a national AHRQ sponsored trial comparing diagnostic imaging strategies in patients with renal colic.