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The Office of Emergency Ultrasound is composed of three 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 and currently serves as the Chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section Subcommittee on Resident Education. Fellowship-trained at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gullett has extensive national and international ultrasound educational experience as well as multiple ultrasound-related publications. We also offer a one-year emergency ultrasound fellowship, directed by Dr. Blayke Gibson. Dr. Gibson is an award-winning educator who has served as an invited lecturer and ultrasound instructor at national and international conferences.

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. 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 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.