The Department of Emergency Medicine at UAB offers a one-year fellowship training program in emergency ultrasound. The training program is designed to give graduates of emergency medicine residency programs the knowledge and skills to become ultrasound program directors and leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound. The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is dedicated to providing extensive experience in clinical ultrasound skills as well as education, program administration, and research.

UAB University Hospital is the regional referral center for head and spinal cord trauma, burns, stroke, cardiac, neonatal, and psychiatric disorders, serving a combined volume of more than 120,000 patient visits per year with a wide variety of medical and surgical illness. There are more than 40 medical/surgical beds and a large, ultramodern trauma/burn/medical resuscitation unit within our expansive 40,000 square-foot emergency department.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is centered around a three-year academic emergency medicine residency with 12 residents per year, as well as fellowships in research, emergency medical services, health informatics, international emergency medicine and critical care.

Children’s Hospital of Alabama houses a busy, modern emergency department, trauma referral center, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship with an active ultrasound program.


Clinical ultrasound is an expanding field at UAB, and we are looking for motivated candidates to participate in this endeavor. The UAB Office of Emergency Ultrasound is a clinical leader in bedside ultrasound education at the University of Alabama Hospital, providing clinical ultrasound courses to multiple services, including critical care, trauma surgery, pediatric emergency medicine and internal medicine. We also participate in the first year anatomy course at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, integrating live ultrasound imaging and bedside instruction with the relevant anatomy taught in the classroom.

Additional information on the fellowship can be found on our website.

Application Information

Please send a current copy of your curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation as well as a letter of support from your emergency medicine residency director to:

Maxwell Thompson, MD
Assistant Professor and Ultrasound Fellowship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
UAB Medicine
619 19th Street South, OHB 251
Birmingham, AL 35249-7013

Learn More

Contact our director or one of our co-directors to learn more. 

Dr. Maxwell Thompson
Fellowship Director

Dr. John Gullett
Division Co-Director

Dr. David C. Pigott
Division Co-Director