• Lead by RDMS-certified faculty
  • Structured educational curriculum
  • There are four available ultrasound machines at Mount Sinai, three at Elmhurst
  • Bret Nelson, MD, is coauthor of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Bret Nelson, MD, (Mount Sinai) and Danny Duque, MD (Elmhurst)—both RDMS-certified—lead the ultrasound program. Dr. Nelson is coauthor of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound.

We have integrated ultrasound into the clinical and didactic aspects of residency training through all four years. An introductory course during orientation and two-week dedicated ultrasound rotation during the intern year build the foundation for practice. Didactics and hands-on experience (in accordance with ACEP's ultrasound guidelines ultrasound guidelines ) further ensure that every resident is comfortable with the technology. Mount Sinai employs four ultrasound machines and Elmhurst has three, and all are continuously available for bedside diagnosis and procedure guidance.

Ultrasound is among the most popular Senior Specialty Tracks. Several residents each year take advantage of additional clinical exposure to ultrasound and the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and faculty, and to become involved in ultrasound research projects.


Contact Us

Claribel Velasquez
Residency Coordinator
Send e-mail
Tel: 212-824-8069
Fax: 212-731-7325

Kaushal H. Shah, MD
Associate Professor
Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1620
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-824-8069
Fax: 646-537-9317

If you are interested in doing a 4th year student rotation with us, contact us here.


Find conference dates, rotation schedules, and other residency-related activities at sinaiem.org