GullettAssociate Professor
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound

Research and Clinical Interests
emergency ultrasound


Dr. Gullett grew up in Houston Texas. He attended Trinity University in San Antonio where he studied saxophone and obtained a BA in music. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, followed by residency at the University of Alabama Medical Center (UAB). After residency he pursued a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on pulmonary and critical care ultrasound. He then served as emergency ultrasound faculty at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital for two years before returning to UAB. In 2011 He returned to UAB to found a modern EUS program and fellowship in the department of emergency medicine. Today he is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound at UAB. He speaks nationally and internationally on EUS and has written multiple book chapters and original publications on emergency ultrasound. He is focused on developing and researching advanced applications for clinician-performed ultrasound, as well as resident and medical student education.


American Board of Emergency Medicine

Selected Publications

Gullett J, Donnelly JP, Sinert R, Hosek B, Fuller D, Hill H, Feldman I, Galetto G, Auster M, Hoffmann B. Interobserver agreement in the evaluation of B-lines using bedside ultrasound. J Crit Care. 2015 Dec;30(6):1395-9.

Baker MD, Gullett JP. Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Nerve Blocks. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Dec;31(12):864-8.

Chao JH, Saha A, Kapoor K, Sharma S, Maraynes M, Gullett J. Circular right upper quadrant mass, not intussusception. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 May;31(5):384-7.

Restrepo CG, Baker MD, Pruitt CM, Gullett JP, Pigott DC. Ability of pediatric emergency medicine physicians to identify anatomic landmarks with the assistance of ultrasound prior to lumbar puncture in a simulated obese model. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jan;31(1):15-9.

Hoffmann B, Gullett JP, Hill HF, Fuller D, Westergaard MC, Hosek WT, Smith JA. Bedside ultrasound of the neck confirms endotracheal tube position in emergency intubations. Ultraschall Med. 2014 Oct;35(5):451-8.

Hoffmann B, Gullett JP. Bedside transthoracic sonography in suspected pulmonary embolism: a new tool for emergency physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;17(9):e88-93.

Hoffmann B, Gullett JP. Emergency ultrasound for the detection of esophageal intubation. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Apr;17(4):464-5.

Hosek WT, Gullett J. Soft tissue ultrasound and the comet tail artifact. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jun;17(6)



Medical School
Baylor University

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Emergency Medicine

Johns Hopkins University
Emergency Ultrasound


Office Location
KB 506