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The Office of Emergency Ultrasound is composed of four ultrasound-trained emergency medicine faculty and is co-directed by Drs. David Pigott and John Gullett. Dr. Pigott founded the emergency ultrasound program at UAB. Fellowship-trained at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gullett has extensive national and international ultrasound educational experience as well as multiple ultrasound-related publications

Dr. Burleson was the inaugural fellow in Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings at UAB and now serves as the fellowship director. He has taught, written, and spoken internationally on the use of ultrasound in tropical infectious diseases and in settings where other diagnostics are unavailable or limited. He also directs the medical student emergency ultrasound clerkship.

We also offer a one-year emergency ultrasound fellowship, directed by Dr. Maxwell Thompson. Dr. Thompson completed his residency at UAB and an emergency ultrasound fellowship at the University of California Irvine. His current interests include applications of point-of-care ultrasound to improve patient outcomes in cardiac arrest and shock as well as resident education.

Our ultrasound faculty train emergency medicine residents, fellows and students in a broad range of bedside ultrasound exams and ultrasound-guided procedures. The Office of Emergency Ultrasound offers multiple educational opportunities in bedside ultrasound, including the first-year emergency ultrasound rotation and a dedicated ultrasound educational track for emergency medicine residents, as well as advanced rotations in bedside ultrasound for upper level residents and fellows and residents from throughout the UAB system. The educational responsibilities of our group extend well beyond the emergency department, providing specialized ultrasound training to multiple other disciplines, including critical care, trauma surgery, pediatric emergency medicine, and internal medicine. We have multiple ultrasound systems that incorporate the latest generation in imaging technology, including the GE Venue, Philips Sparq, Zonare Z.One PRO as well as multiple Sonosite systems. The priorities of our ultrasound group include the advancement of ultrasound education throughout our department, hospital and health system as well as demonstrating and encouraging excellence in ultrasound-related research.