2018 SCUF Conference
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Fellowship Director


Name: Anthony J. Dean, MD

EM Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine Integrated Residency in EM at Beth Israel and Elmhurst Hospitals, New York, NY

Fellowship Trained: No

Fellowship: N/A

Years in Position: ... forever! ... since 2001 at Penn. From 1996 at previous institution (Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahneman University).


Prior National Positions: Chair, SAEM ultrasound interest group: 2000-1.
Current Bylaws Committee Chair of Treasurer, World Interactive Network For Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS).
Co-author: ACEP Ultrasound Gudelines 2001
Co-author ACEP guide to Ultrasound reimbursement, 2002
Co-author ACEP Imaging Criteria, 2006.
Co-author: ACEP Ultrasound Gudelines 2008
Chair: Critical Care Committee, Ultrasound Section, ACEP, approx 2005 - 2011.
2014 Co-author: Emergency Ultrasound Imaging Criteria Compendium, American Colleg of Emergency Physicians. http://www.acep.org/workarea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=32886 last accessed December 14, 2015.
Treasurer, World Interactive Network For Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS)
Founding and continuing Board Member, Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-poor Environments (PURE)

Other Information
Other areas of interest:
1. Developing World Healthcare and Clinician-performed sonography.
International and developing world applications of bedside ultrasonography. As a result of my interest in this field, I am active in WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound: http://www.winfocus.org/) and Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-poor Environments (PURE). Both of these organizations are dedicated to the training, promulgation, and integration of ultrasonography in clinical practice. PURE has a focus on sustainable training in resource-poor settings, and has ongoing missions for sustainable training programs in Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, and Zanzibar.

2. Ultrasonograpthy in undergraduate Medical Education.
Due to its pioneeering role in clinician-performed ultrasonography in the North American healthcare systems over the past 15 years, Emergency Medicine is the natural choice for teaching this skill to trainees in Medical School. This project represents a 3-fold challenge: it is an entirely new field of medical endeavor, it represents an unheralded educational challenge, and it is a new role for our specialty. At the University of Pennsylvania, our Division of EUS has this responsibility, and both Dr Panebianco and our dedicated faculty member Dr Wilma Chan are intensively engaged in carrying this process forward.

3. Ultrasonography in Critical care.
As a result of the 15 years of scientific, educational, and political work that has been done by EM as a champion of clinician-performed bedside ultrasonography, our specialty is uniquely poised in the House of Medicine for a leadership role among other clinical specialties as they seek to incorporate ultrasound into their practice. This is particularly true of Critical Care Medicine, since the practice of their specialty and ours face the same challenges: the around-the-clock need to assess unstable patients with time-critical illnesses in a setting with limited temporal, financial, and manpower resources. The unique opportunity for Emergency Medicine to lead in the area of critical care ultrasonography provides one more argument for an EM track into Critical Care Board Certification. I am therefore active in the Critical Care Section as well as the US Section at ACEP.