Explore This Fellowship

Our Mission

The Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship program began in 2007 and is recognized nationally for its excellent clinical and research training. The program recently was presented the inaugural national “Stellar Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship” award from the Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships in 2020, a reflection of the dedication of the program to training well-rounded, clinically guided leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound.

Emergency ultrasound training

The program’s mission is multifaceted but is centered in training fellows equipped to lead ultrasound departments and divisions, advancing the field of clinical and emergency ultrasound across the world.

The fellowship additionally is focused on ensuring graduates are fully equipped educators, leaders and researchers with robust faculty and fellowship time dedicated to each of these areas.

Our Program

Members pose for a picture outside
EM Ultrasound Graduation on Cape Cod in pre-pandemic times!

The Mass General Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program, initiated in 2007, joined forces with the Ultrasound Fellowship Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2021. Now called the Harvard Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at MGB, this one-year program aims to equip emergency medicine residency graduates with the expertise to become ultrasound program directors and leaders in the field. Additionally, the fellowship program frequently collaborates with the Division of General Internal Medicine at Mass General, with the goal of increasing multidisciplinary collaborative efforts using point-of-care ultrasound to care for patients. There are four components to the fellowship program:

  • Developing skills in image acquisition, image interpretation and integration into clinical care for both basic and advanced emergency and point-of-care ultrasound applications
  • Understanding the administrative aspects required to run an emergency ultrasound program, including technological innovations and learning how to best utilize them for image archiving and quality assurance
  • Understanding the state of emergency ultrasound research by participating in weekly ultrasound journal club activities and developing an independent research project from its inception to publication
  • Developing lecturing and teaching skills by developing an emergency ultrasound lecture portfolio and contributing to the program’s educational mission

Our program is particularly focused on preparing leaders within the field. Our goal is to equip you with the tools you would need to become an ultrasound director of any emergency department, with all the skill sets, teaching and leadership experiences, and image acquisition skills necessary to do this job with great success. Because of this, the educational component of the Ultrasound Fellowship involves a large amount of both learning and teaching ultrasound within the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. 


Fellows look on during a medical simulation
The Mass General Emergency Ultrasound division is committed to global ultrasound training. Dr. Hamid Shokoohi, fellowship director, leads an international session in Mashhad, Iran
group smiles at camera

The educational component of the Ultrasound Fellowship involves both a large amount of learning and teaching ultrasound.

Learning Highlights

  • Weekly sessions with directors
  • Lecture series covering a longitudinal curriculum on core ultrasound applications
  • In-depth analysis of standard applications and advanced applications, with a focus on the evidence behind what we do
  • Journal club - review of recent literature
  • Research updates during dedicated weekly research meetings
  • Image and video processing
  • Scan review
  • Scanning shifts with directors
  • Independent reading
  • Diverse hospital-wide learning opportunities with sonographers at the MGH Vascular Lab, Rheumatology Clinic, PICU, and Operating Room for regional anesthesia and TEE.
  • Independent scanning
  • Completion and review of a minimum of 1,000 scans

Teaching Highlights

  • Assist with teaching resident rotation: four-week rotation as PGY-1 and for HMS students
  • Develop and give core lecture series to HAEMR residents (Ultrasound 101)
  • Teaching to other services (surgery, ICU, PAs)
  • Outside courses to community hospitals
  • Harvard CME courses
  • Faculty credentialing process
  • International courses
  • Other teaching initiatives
  • Rotation for visiting residents
  • Medical student elective
  • Opportunities for international rotations though Mass General Center for Global Health & Disaster Response, PURE, or many other international contacts
  • Simulation opportunities through Institute for Medical Simulation at Mass General, STRATUS with access to SonoSim, Medaphor, Vimedix simulators (with TEE)

Clinical Experience

Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department workers

The Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department is a busy, high-acuity Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center and Pediatric Trauma Center with an annual census of more than 117,000 patients. The fellowship is designed as a part-time attending position in the Mass General Emergency Department, working approximately 16 hours a week, supervising EM (PGY1-4), pediatric, internal medicine and advanced practice providers. In addition, fellows are expected to devote approximately 30 hours a week to ultrasound related activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to image acquisition (independently, with residents, and with directors), scan review, lecturing, participation and development of outside courses, attendance at administrative and financial meetings, and research (development of an independent project and participation in ongoing studies).

Research Experience

Members pose during the ACEP 2021 event

There are numerous research opportunities within the department as well as with faculty throughout Mass General and the Harvard Medical School. The Department of Emergency Medicine supports each fellow with a research stipend to help advance scholarly projects. In the past ten years, faculty and fellows have produced research and published more than 100 articles on point-of-care ultrasound. These are frequently awarded for the best articles of the year by the SAEM Academy of Emergency Ultrasound. The most recent projects have focused on lung ultrasound for pulmonary edema, learning curves for performing chest ultrasound, integration of ultrasound in clinical practice, carotid flow time in sepsis, development of artificial intelligence in pneumothorax, national radiation safety attributed to ultrasound, developing nomograms on small bowel obstruction and a series of projects on procedural safety including innovative transgluteal sciatic nerve block and impact of difficult IV access on ED throughput. We have also been on the forefront of COVID-19 lung ultrasound research and have developed several projects in this realm.

2019 AEUS awardsIn addition, Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Fellows have taught extensively in many resource-limited international settings such as Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. We believe in the valuable impact that point-of-care ultrasound can make in these settings on patient care and outcomes as well as on resource utilization. For interested applicants there are many opportunities to become involved in teaching and researching the potential in these settings.

Inter-departmental Collaboration

Four fellows smiling and posing for a photo.
We are lucky to have some of the best PAs on our ultrasound team! Since this picture was taken over a year ago, our team has only continued to grow!

We collaborate closely with Mass General clinician sonographers hospital-wide to learn regional anesthesia (Anesthesia), musculoskeletal ultrasound (Rheumatology), first trimester obstetrics (Planned Parenthood), transesophageal echocardiography (Cardiac Critical Care), the Echo lab and Radiology departments. We also have a supportive collaboration with our Trauma Surgery service and the Department of Medicine where ultrasound is utilized on a daily basis. We have trained several faculty within the Department of Medicine and collaborate on interdepartmental research projects as a result.  

State-of-the-art Equipment

Emergency ultrasound training simulationThere are ten ultrasound machines in the Emergency Department from a variety of manufacturers for a diverse scanning experience. We currently have two Sonosite X-Portes, two GE Venues, two Mindray TE7s, two Mindray M9s and two Phillips machines housed in the five different areas of Emergency Department.

We also have two Sonosite M-turbo ultrasound systems which are mainly used for procedural applications. Four Butterfly units are also available for clinical use.

In the CURE Training Center, five additional ultrasounds including two Terason uSmart 3200T, two Sonosite and one Zonare ultrasound machines, and portable Butterfly devices can be used during training sessions and for educational purposes. The Training Center is dedicated to ultrasound training and equipped with SonoSim simulation on cardiac ultrasound as well as Medaphor endocavitary and gynecology ultrasound simulation. We have access to the to SonoSim, Medaphor, Vimedix simulators (with TEE) through the Institute for Medical Simulation at Mass General and STRATUS.

Our People

A group photo with all team members

Our division takes great pride in our faculty, fellows and collaborators within the fields of Critical Care, General Internal Medicine and General Surgery among others. The diverse leadership of our internal team and strong relationships across departments within Mass General ensure that fellows can hone their training to their areas of specific ultrasound. Meet our leadership team below!

Our Faculty

Chief of Emergency Ultrasound

Andrew Liteplo, MDAndrew Liteplo, MD is the chief of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound. He founded the fellowship in 2007 and served as the fellowship director until 2018. He is a past president of the AEUS of SAEM, and an elected board member of SCUF. He enjoys innovation and created SonoGames, the SCUF Annual Conference and the AEUS Research Awards (SAEMMYs). He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally. His primary research interests include lung ultrasound, critical care ultrasound, ultrasound education and artificial intelligence. View his most recent publications at PubMed. Dr. Liteplo has been recognized with several prestigious national awards, including Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014, the Most Prolific Researcher in 2018 and 2021, and Distinguished Service Award in 2019.

Fellowship Director, Harvard EM Ultrasound Fellowship at MGB

Hamid Shokoohi, MD, MPHHamid Shokoohi, MD, MPH serves as the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship director. Known for his dedication to fellow education, training and clinical experience, Dr. Shokoohi is a beloved member of the team. He trained at the George Washington University for his EM residency and as the inaugural clinical ultrasound fellow. This training then led to Dr. Shokoohi’s appointments as associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He joined the Mass General faculty in 2018 as the director of the fellowship program, and he continues to uphold his reputation as a leader in ultrasound research. View his most recent publications at PubMed. Dr. Shokoohi has been recognized with several prestigious national awards, including the Ultrasound Research Award in 2013 and 2019, Most Prolific Researcher in 2020, Distinguished Service Award in 2021, Excellence in Teaching Award in 2022, and the esteemed "Titan in Research" award in 2023.

Assistant Fellowship Director (MGH Site)

Dr. Nour Al JalboutDr. Nour Al Jalbout is Assistant Fellowship Director at the Harvard Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program and is a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2019, earning distinction as the Chief Resident during the academic year of 2017-2018. After her residency, Dr. Al Jalbout joined the faculty at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon, where she gained valuable experience and practiced for two years.

In 2020, she became an inaugural ultrasound fellow for the merged MGB program at the Harvard EM Ultrasound Fellowship. Her exceptional leadership abilities led her to her current roles as the assistant fellowship director at the MGH site and as a full-time attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH. Dr. Al Jalbout's research interests revolve around cutting-edge areas, including ultrasound in simulation and medical education, POCUS training in low-resource environments, critical resuscitation, and advanced echocardiography. Her primary focus lies in the utilization and training for Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) in the ED. Her most recent publications in PubMed. When she isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and biking!

Director of Ultrasound Education

Calvin Huang, MD, MPH with catCalvin Huang, MD, MPH is an Ultrasound faculty at the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine. As an alumnus of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR 2011), he completed his ultrasound fellowship at MGH in 2012 while simultaneously earning his MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with a focus on clinical effectiveness. Dr. Huang holds vital roles within the department, serving as the Director of Ultrasound Education for HAEMR residents and as the Director of Student Clerkship Programs for Emergency Medicine at MGH/HMS. Moreover, he is the course director for the MGH/BWH Emergency Ultrasound Elective at HMS. With a profound interest in medical education and ultrasound procedural guidance, Dr. Huang remains committed to advancing medical education and ultrasound practices, contributing significantly to the growth of the field. Dr. Huang's dedication and outstanding contributions have earned him recognition, as evidenced by his frequent selection as Faculty of the Year by HAEMR residents and his well-deserved honor of Clinical Excellence in 2022. His most recent publication in PubMed.

Director of Global Ultrasound

Onyinyechi Eke, MDOnyinyechi Eke, MD is a faculty and director of global ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Eke completed her residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL and her Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2020. Dr. Eke’s global ultrasound program has an inspirational mission on increasing the healing capacity of health care providers in resource-limited areas by providing training and mentorship. Her research interests include the development of point-of-care ultrasound education and training in resource-limited settings, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the efficient utilization of point-of-care ultrasound to facilitate patient care in the emergency department. Her most recent publications in PubMed.

Director of Pediatric Ultrasound

Sigmund Kharasch, MDSigmund Kharasch, MD is a 2018 graduate of the Mass General Ultrasound Fellowship and is currently the director of pediatric emergency ultrasound in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Mass General. Dr. Kharasch is greatly admired for his inspirational work and teaching around the world. He devotes his time, experiences and imagination to help others globally. He is entitled to the most inspirational and of course the oldest ultrasound fellow in our program. Teaching generations of students and residents, student is the last title Sig is giving up on. Sig’s research interest is in lung and diaphragm ultrasound in children with asthma, chronic lung disease and children requiring long-term mechanical ventilation. Sig is an avid student of classical piano in Boston. His most recent publications in PubMed.

Our Fellows

David Chu, MD

David Chu, MD (2023-2024)

Dr. Chu, originally from California, has journeyed across the nation, marking educational milestones. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley before advancing to Oakland University/Beaumont in Michigan for medical school, residency at New York-Presbyterian Columbia & Cornell, where he served as chief resident and developed a specialized interest in point-of-care-ultrasound and medical education. Dr. Chu is a Clinical EM Ultrasound Fellow at the Harvard Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at MGB, affiliated with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Beyond his academic pursuits, David balances his professional life with diverse interests ranging from weightlifting and basketball to exploring new culinary delights and enjoying Netflix documentaries. Now living in Boston, he is keen on discovering the city's many facets alongside his wife.

David F. Lee, MD

David F. Lee, MD (2023-2024)

Dr. Lee was born and raised in Buenos Aires and moved to the Miami in elementary school. He attended Vanderbilt University for his B.A in Chemistry & Philosophy and University of Illinois-Chicago for medical school in the global medicine program (GMED). He completed an internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and is a current academic hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at BWH. Dr. Lee's current practice includes inpatient services, including general medicine, oncology, and critical care.  He also serves as a proceduralist on the Bedside Procedure Service, providing inpatient teams with assistance with bedside procedures including thoracentesis, paracentesis, central venous catheters and lumbar punctures. He is excited to be trained by his EM colleagues as one of this year's EM ultrasound fellows and hopes to use his training to make procedural and diagnostic ultrasound more accessible to internists and internal medicine residents.  

Yasamin Habibi, MD

Yasamin Habibi, MD (2022-2024)

Dr. Habibi is a postdoc researcher and Lab coordinator at the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine. With a focus on AI, she honed her skills at the University of Washington Medical Center (2019-2020) and made significant contributions to orthopedics and trauma research while working at MGH's Orthopedics Department's Bioengineering Laboratory (2020-2022). 

Driven by her passion for Trauma and AI, she pursued an Emergency Ultrasound Research Fellowship. She is pivotal in coordinating laboratory activities within the Division of Emergency Ultrasound, overseeing complex case management, involved in multiple research projects and optimizing ultrasound machinery.

Beyond her medical work, Dr. Habibi is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard, and she prioritizes personal growth by participating in diverse learning panels, practicing yoga, and hiking. 

Past MGB Fellows

Robert James Adrian, MD (2022 - 2023)

Madeline Schwid, MD (2022- 2023)

Caitlin Azzo, MD (2022- 2023)

Nour Al Jalbout, MD (2021- 2022)

Nicole Duggan, MD (2021- 2022)

Our Projects

Our division continues to publish regularly, with fellows integrated at the beginning of their training to many of our diverse research projects. Please see list below for our recent publications!

  1. Shokoohi H, Selame LA, Loesche MA, et al. Accuracy of "TICS" ultrasound protocol in detecting simple and complicated diverticulitis: A prospective cohort study. Acad Emerg Med. 2023;30(3):172-179. doi:10.1111/acem.14628 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36354309/ 
  2. Shokoohi H, Mayes KD, Peksa GD, et al. Multi-center analysis of point-of-care ultrasound for small bowel obstruction: A systematic review and individual patient-level meta-analysis [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jun 1]. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;70:144-150. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.05.039 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37290251/ 
  3. Barton MF, Al Jalbout N, Barton BL, Alnuaimi M, Shokoohi H. Novel techniques in performing extraoral ultrasound in diagnosing dental abscesses [published online ahead of print, 2023 May 9]. Am J Emerg Med. 2023;70:57-60. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2023.05.002 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37201451/ 
  4. Goldsmith AJ, Jin M, Lucassen R, et al. Comparison of pulmonary congestion severity using artificial intelligence-assisted scoring versus clinical experts: a secondary analysis of BLUSHED-AHF [published online ahead of print, 2023 May 23]. Eur J Heart Fail. 2023;10.1002/ejhf.2881. doi:10.1002/ejhf.2881 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37218619/ 
  5. Lucassen RT, Jafari MH, Duggan NM, et al. Deep Learning for Detection and Localization of B-Lines in Lung Ultrasound [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jun 5]. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2023;PP:10.1109/JBHI.2023.3282596. doi:10.1109/JBHI.2023.3282596 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37276107/ 
  6. Eid AA, Habib RH, Chehab O, et al. Podocyturia: an earlier biomarker of cardiovascular outcomes. Sci Rep. 2022;12(1):21563. Published 2022 Dec 13. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-26162-6https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36513746/ 
  7. McFadzean IJ, Francis R, Fischetti C, Morton V, Goodfellow S. Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) monitoring within primary care: a quality improvement project. BMJ Open Qual. 2023;12(2):e002216. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2022-002216 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37263737/ 
  8. Lahham S, Moeller J, Choi H, et al. Application of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Screening Climbers at High Altitude for Pulmonary B-lines. West J Emerg Med. 2023;24(2):359-362. Published 2023 Feb 9. doi:10.5811/westjem.2022.11.54300 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36976605/  
  9. Shokoohi, Hamid, Lauren A. Selame, Michael A. Loesche, Abdullah Almulhim, Ahad A. Al Saud, Andrew J. Goldsmith, Onyinyechi F. Eke, et al. 2022. “Accuracy of ‘TICS’ Ultrasound Protocol in Detecting Simple and Complicated Diverticulitis: A Prospective Cohort Study.” Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, November. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.14628
  10. Eke, O., N. Al Jalbout, L. Selame, J. Gullikson, S. Dutta, and H. Shokoohi. 2022. “369 Echocardiographic Features and the Prediction Score Validation in Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients with Pericardial Tamponade.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 80 (4): S160–61. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35176659/ 
  11. Al Jalbout, Nour, Andrew Liteplo, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2022. “Point-of Care Ultrasound in Stratifying Clinically Evolving Inguinal and Femoral Hernias.” The Journal of Emergency Medicine 63 (2): 257–64. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35871988/ 
  12. Al Hariri, Moustafa, Bachar Hamade, Maya Bizri, Oday Salman, Hani Tamim, and Nour Al Jalbout. 2022. “Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Department Healthcare Workers in a Tertiary Care Center during a National Economic Crisis.” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 51 (January): 342–47. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34808456/ 
  13. Goldsmith, Andrew J., Ahad Al Saud, Nicole M. Duggan, Irene W. Ma, Calvin K. Huang, Onyinyechi Eke, Tina Kapur, Sigmund Kharasch, Andrew Liteplo, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2022. “Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound for Differentiating COVID-19 From Influenza.” Cureus 14 (1): e21116 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35165573/ 
  14. Kharasch, Sigmund J., Helene Dumas, Jane O’Brien, Hamid Shokoohi, Ahad Alhassan Al Saud, Andrew Liteplo, Jessica Schleifer, and Virginia Kharasch. 2021. “Detecting Ventilator-Induced Diaphragmatic Dysfunction Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Children with Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation.” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 40 (4): 845–52. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34714975/ 
  15. Graglia, Sally, Calvin Huang, Hamid Shokoohi, and Andrew S. Liteplo. 2019. “Faculty Opinions Concerning Ultrasound Utilization in the Emergency Department.” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 37 (7): 1372–74. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30563715/ 
  16. Khaliq, Waseem, Moeen Aboabdo, Che Matthew Harris, Noor Bazerbashi, Eric Moughames, Nour Al Jalbout, Karim Hajjar, Hind A. Beydoun, May A. Beydoun, and Shaker M. Eid. 2021. “Regional Variation in Outcomes and Healthcare Resources Utilization In, Emergency Department Visits for Syncope.” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 44 (June): 62–67. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0735675721000450?via%3Dihub 
  17. Herrala, J., A. Nagdev, J. Gullikson, M. Sobrero, H. Schwimmer, N. Duggan, N. Leu, H. Shokoohi, L. Selame, and A. Goldsmith. 2022. “248 Ultrasound-Guided Transgluteal Sciatic Nerve Block in Emergency Department Patients with Sciatic Radiculopathy: A Multicenter Prospective Study.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 80 (4): S108–9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35176659/ 
  18. Selame, Lauren Ann, Joshua J. Davis, Irene W. Y. Ma, Kathleen McFadden, Calvin Huang, Andrew Liteplo, Andrew J. Goldsmith, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “Do Scan Numbers Predict Point-of-Care Ultrasound Use and Accuracy in Senior Emergency Medicine Residents?” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 48 (October): 342–44. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33612322/ 
  19. Selame, Lauren Ann J., Bridget Matsas, Benjamin Krauss, Andrew J. Goldsmith, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “A Stepwise Guide to Performing Shoulder Ultrasound: The Acromio-Clavicular Joint, Biceps, Subscapularis, Impingement, Supraspinatus Protocol.” Cureus 13 (9): e18354. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34725606/ 
  20.  Saud, Ahad A. Al, Ahad A. Al Saud, Andrew J. Goldsmith, Sara Schulwolf, Abdullah Almulhim, Onyinyechi Eke, Calvin Huang, Sigmund J. Kharasch, Andrew S. Liteplo, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “Ultrasound and Influenza: The Spectrum of Lung and Cardiac Ultrasound Findings in Patients with Suspected Influenza A and B.” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2021.06.018
  21.  Eke, Onyinyechi F., Lauren Selame, Jamie Gullikson, Hao Deng, Sayon Dutta, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2022. “Timing of Pericardiocentesis and Clinical Outcomes: Is Earlier Pericardiocentesis Better?” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 54 (April): 202–7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35176659/ 
  22. Goldsmith, Andrew J., Onyinyechi F. Eke, Ahad Alhassan Al Saud, Abdullah Al Mulhim, Sigmund Kharasch, Calvin Huang, Andrew S. Liteplo, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2020. “Remodeling Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education in the Era of COVID-19.” AEM Education and Training 4 (3): 321–24. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32704607/ 
  23. Huang, Calvin, Christina Morone, Jason Parente, Sabian Taylor, Caitlin Springer, Patrick Doyle, Elizabeth Temin, Hamid Shokoohi, and Andrew Liteplo. 2022. “Advanced Practice Providers Proficiency-Based Model of Ultrasound Training and Practice in the ED.” Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open 3 (1): e12645. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35036994/ 
  24. Duggan, Nicole M., Andrew J. Goldsmith, Ahad Alhassan Al Saud, Irene W. Y. Ma, Hamid Shokoohi, and Andrew S. Liteplo. 2022. “Optimizing Lung Ultrasound: The Effect of Depth, Gain and Focal Position on Sonographic B-Lines.” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 48 (8): 1509–17. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35527112/ 
  25. Schleifer, Jessica I., Lauren Ann J. Selame, Jorge Short Apellaniz, Michael Loesche, Hamid Shokoohi, Carolyn Mehaffey, and Andrew Liteplo. 2021. “Sonographic Assessment of the Effects of Mechanical Ventilation on Carotid Flow Time and Volume.” Cureus 13 (12): e20587. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8777169/ 
  26. Duggan, Nicole M., Arun Nagdev, Bryan D. Hayes, Hamid Shokoohi, Lauren A. Selame, Andrew S. Liteplo, and Andrew J. Goldsmith. 2021. “Perineural Dexamethasone as a Peripheral Nerve Block Adjuvant in the Emergency Department: A Case Series.” The Journal of Emergency Medicine 61 (5): 574–80. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34916056/ 
  27. Eke, Onyinyechi, Onyeka Otugo, and Jessica Isom. 2021. “Black Women in Medicine-Rising above Invisibility.” The Lancet 397 (10274): 573–74. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33581816/ 
  28. Eke, Onyinyechi F., Christina C. Morone, Andrew S. Liteplo, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “Non-Covid-19 Clinical Research in the Era of Pandemic.” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 39 (January): 231–32. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32414523/ 
  29. Jalbout, Nour Al, Nour Al Jalbout, Kamna Singh Balhara, Bachar Hamade, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Gabor D. Kelen, and Jamil D. Bayram. 2019. “Shock Index as a Predictor of Hospital Admission and Inpatient Mortality in a US National Database of Emergency Departments.” Emergency Medicine Journal. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2018-208002
  30. Liteplo, Andrew S., Jessica Schleifer, Keith A. Marill, Calvin K. Huang, Stacey K. Gouker, Daniel Ratanski, Eden Diamond, Michael R. Filbin, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “Carotid Ultrasound in Assessing Fluid Responsiveness in Patients with Hypotension and Suspected Sepsis.” Shock 56 (3): 419–24. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33577247/ 
  31. Liteplo, Andrew S., Jessica Schleifer, Keith A. Marill, Calvin K. Huang, Stacey K. Gouker, Daniel Ratanski, Eden Diamond, Michael R. Filbin, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “Carotid Ultrasound in Assessing Fluid Responsiveness in Patients with Hypotension and Suspected Sepsis.” Shock 56 (3): 419–24. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33577247/ 
  32. Schleifer, Jessica, Rachel M. Haney, Hamid Shokoohi, Calvin K. Huang, Daniel Ratanski, Heidi Kimberly, and Andrew S. Liteplo. 2021. “Longitudinal Accuracy Analysis of Ultrasound Performed during a Four-Year Emergency Medicine Residency.” AEM Education and Training 5 (3): e10574. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32455479/ 
  33. Liteplo, Andrew S., Calvin K. Huang, Hui Zheng, Ravish Patel, Daniel Ratanski, Nicholas J. Giordano, Christopher Kabrhel, and Hamid Shokoohi. 2021. “Left Ventricular Dysfunction Correlates with Mortality in Pulmonary Embolism.” The Journal of Emergency Medicine 60 (2): 135–43. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33127261/ 
  34. Shokoohi, Hamid, Michael A. Loesche, Nicole M. Duggan, Andrew S. Liteplo, Calvin Huang, Ahad A. Al Saud, Dustin McEvoy, Shan W. Liu, and Sayon Dutta. 2020. “Difficult Intravenous Access as an Independent Predictor of Delayed Care and Prolonged Length of Stay in the Emergency Department.” Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12222
  35. Duggan, Nicole M., Hamid Shokoohi, Andrew S. Liteplo, Calvin Huang, and Andrew J. Goldsmith. 2020. “Best Practice Recommendations for Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound in Patients with Suspected COVID-19.” The Journal of Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.06.033
  36. Haney, Rachel M., Sally Graglia, Jessica Schleifer, April Mendoza, Sarah E. Frasure, Hamid Shokoohi, Calvin Huang, and Andrew S. Liteplo. 2020. “Interdisciplinary Approach to Enhance Trauma Residents Education of Extended‐Focused Assessment for Sonography in Trauma in the Emergency Department.” ANZ Journal of Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1111/ans.16000
  37. Desy, Janeve, Vicki E. Noble, Andrew S. Liteplo, Paul Olszynski, Brian Buchanan, Renee Dversdal, Shane Arishenkoff, Gigi Liu, Elaine Dumoulin, and Irene W. Y. Ma. 2021. “Minimal Criteria for Lung Ultrasonography in Internal Medicine.” Canadian Journal of General Internal Medicine. https://doi.org/10.22374/cjgim.v16i2.507
  38. Duggan, Nicole, Andrew Liteplo, Hamid Shokoohi, and Andrew Goldsmith. 2020. “Using Lung Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Suspected COVID-19: Case Series and Proposed Triage Algorithm.” Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2020.7.47912


Team members smile for the camera.
The division has a proud tradition of training internal medicine fellows. Pictured here are some of our prior medicine and ultrasound trained alums! 

Applicants must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency program and have completed the program in good standing. Board-eligible or board-certified emergency medicine physician from 3 or 4-year ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs are eligible.

Our Emergency Ultrasound Research Fellowship is a parallel program designed for foreign emergency physicians to learn about point-of-care ultrasound. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Shokoohi as shown below.

To Apply

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CV, cover letter and 2-3 letters of recommendation are required to complete an application. Interviews and final decisions are made based on SCEF and Match instructions and deadlines.

For IMGs, a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, including a letter from the residency program director, and a current curriculum vitae should be submitted to Dr. Hamid Shokoohi, Fellowship Director hshokoohi@mgh.harvard.edu. Interviews are conducted in the fall, and decisions are usually made in November.

Recent EM Ultrasound Fellowship Alumni

Andrew Goldsmith, MD, MBA
Director of Clinical Ultrasound
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA

Onyinyechi Eke, MD 
Director of Global Ultrasound
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Abdullah Al Mulhim, MD
Ultrasound Faculty | Department of Emergency Medicine
King Fahd Hospital, Dammam University, Saudi Arabia

Kay Negishi, MD
Ultrasound Faculty | Department of General Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Mike Halperin, MD
Ultrasound Fellowship Director 
Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Rachel Haney, MD
Ultrasound Faculty | Department of Emergency Medicine
Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver, WA, USA

Kharasch, Sigmund J, MD
Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Jessica Schleifer, MD
Ultrasound Faculty | Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
University of Bonn - Medical Center, Germany

Nicholas Weinberg, MD
Ultrasound Faculty | Department of Emergency Medicine
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Sally Graglia, MD, MPH
Ultrasound Faculty | Emergency Medicine
UCSF - San Francisco, CA

Thomas Heyne, MD
HMU POCUS Director | Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Irene Ma, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair | Division of General Internal Medicine
The University of Calgary | Alberta, Canada

Recent EM Ultrasound Fellowship Alumni
2019-20 Mass General EM ultrasound graduates Drs. Abdullah Al Mulhim, Ahad Al Saud, Andrew Goldsmith and Onyinyechi Eke (left to right).

Contact Us

Hamid Shokoohi, MD
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Research
Email: hshokoohi@mgh.harvard.edu

Nour Al Jalbout, MD
Assistant Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Email: naljalbout@mgh.harvard.edu

Andrew Liteplo, MD
Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Email: aliteplo@partners.org

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