Emergency Ultrasound

What’s Involved.

The MedStar Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one year program designed for graduates of ACGME approved Emergency Medicine residencies. The Fellowship Program includes facilities that provide fellows with an opportunity to teach at a community hospitals as well as the academic hospitals of the District of Columbia. Emergency ultrasound fellows have both educational and service responsibilities and work half-time at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Emergency Department as a first-year attending physician with pay commensurate to that level. We are currently accepting two ultrasound fellows per year who divide their clinical and ultrasound experience between four MedStar Hospitals: Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Franklin Square Hospital and Union Memorial Hospital.

Ultrasound Program.

The Medstar Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship was established in 2009. The ultrasound program is now an integral part of point-of-care-ultrasound services provided to our patients across all Medstar Emergency Departments. We boast five emergency ultrasound faculty that lead the supervision of the emergency ultrasound program as well as the educational efforts of emergency ultrasound fellows, emergency medicine residents, and Georgetown University medical students.


Meet the Faculty.

Kerri Layman, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director, MEP Emergency Ultrasound Division

Cory Wittrock, MD, FACEP FAAEM

Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship MWHC/MGUH andSite Director, MGUH Emergency Ultrasound

Carolyn Phillips, MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship MWHC/MGUH andSite Director, MWHC Emergency Ultrasound

Elizabeth Pontius, MD, RDMS, FACEP FAAEM

Director, MWHC/MGUH Emergency MedicineResident Education

Kathryn Voss, MD

Director, Georgetown University School of Medicine Student Education

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