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Research and Clinical Interests
- Emergency and clinical ultrasound
- Emergency management of highly pathogenic infections
- Foodborne illness
- Toxicology


Dr. Pigott is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. He completed medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (New York, NY) and Emergency Medicine residency training at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center (New York, NY).

Dr. Pigott was one of the founding faculty members of the UAB Emergency Medicine Residency Program and established the Emergency Ultrasound program at UAB in 2001. He has published multiple journal articles and book chapters on emergency ultrasound topics and has served as Chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section Subcommittee on Resident Education as well as on the ACEP/SAEM/CORD PC12 Ultrasound Milestone Taskforce. He is currently Co-Director of the Office of Emergency Ultrasound and also serves as a core faculty member for the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship as well as for the emergency medicine residency program.

Dr. Pigott’s other academic interests focus on the evaluation and management of patients with highly pathogenic infectious diseases. During the 2014-15 Ebola virus outbreak, Dr. Pigott served as a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians Ebola Expert Panel and was awarded the 2015 ACEP Spokesperson of the Year Award for his educational and public relations efforts during the outbreak. He currently serves on the ACEP Epidemic Expert Panel and is a frequent national and international lecturer on emerging infectious diseases.


American Board of Emergency Medicine
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center - Emergency Medicine

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