BurlesonAssistant Professor
Program Director, Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings Fellowship

Research and Clinical Interests
Point-of-care ultrasound education, tropical Infectious diseases


Dr. Burleson is a native of Jackson, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UAB in 2017. He developed and completed a novel fellowship, Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Resource Limited Settings, which focuses on the use of point-of-care ultrasound in settings where access to diagnostic imaging is limited and tropical diseases are common.

He is an Assistant Professor, and Program Director of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Resource Limited Settings (PURLS) fellowship, as well as Director of the emergency ultrasound medical student elective. He instructs medical students, residents, and fellows in point-of-care ultrasound and global emergency medicine. He has worked and taught clinically in east and west Africa, southeast Asia, as well as Central and South America. He is currently developing a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for family medicine trainees in East Africa with colleagues in East Africa and the UAB Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology.


American Board of Emergency Medicine


Medical School
University of Tennessee

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Emergency Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings