2018 SCUF Conference
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Program Description


Type of Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a major Harvard affiliated teaching hospital. BWH is a level I trauma and burn center and a member of the four year ACGME accredited Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program. The Department of Emergency Medicine cares for >60,000 ED patients per year, and the 55 bed ED includes two separate 10 bed ED Observation Units. BWH is an equal opportunity employer.

Year Fellowship Started: July 2010

Ultrasound Program Status
The Department of Emergency Medicine has a demonstrated strong and successful commitment to emergency ultrasound with recent significant investments in both new technology and faculty. Thus, we have created a robust Division of Emergency Ultrasound within the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Number of Ultrasound Faculty: Seven

Notable Faculty
Adaira Chou, MD, EdM
Alissa Genthon, MD
Patricia Henwood, MD
Janet Hoyler BA, RDMS, RVT
Heidi Harbison Kimberly MD, FACEP
Elke Platz MD, MS, RDMS

Ultrasound Fellowship Education
Emergency ultrasound fellows have the opportunity to train under five ultrasound fellowship trained faculty members and our ultrasound technician and educator. The Emergency Department has very collaborative and supportive relationships with the Division of Emergency Radiology and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. The Emergency Department is also home to STRATUS, a leading comprehensive medical simulation training center with ultrasound simulation capabilities. The Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs, which operates international research and strategic initiatives, offers two international EM fellowships, and is involved in international applications of diagnostic ultrasound.

Do you bill for ultrasounds? Yes

Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds? No