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Michael Heller

  • PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    St. Louis University Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Buffalo General Hospital


    Dr. Michael Heller is a Professor of  Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York.  He has led a long and distinguished career as both a clinician and educator.  Dr. Heller is considered a pioneer in the area of point of care ultrasonagraphy, and has earned an international reputation as author, teacher, and lecturer.  Amongst his considerable publications, he is the author of the Residency’s Journal Club and Critical Appraisal Series.  Dr. Heller continues to pursue an active interest in teaching and research serving as Director of Emergency Ultrasound and Research at Mount Sinai Beth Israel


Emergency Ultrasound

Since 1991, Dr. Heller has spend over 20 years establishing point of care ultrasound as a recognized part of the Emergency Medicine at an international, national, and regional level.  He is Director of Research at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.


Zhang Z, Fleischer-Black J, Goldstein D, Preblick C, Heller M. Subdural Empyema with Pneumocephaly from Acute Mastoiditis in a Healthy Adult: A Rare Complication of a Rare Disease. Am J Emerg Med 2015 January;.

Wang C, Baranchuk N, Heller M. Subcutaneous Hematoma Under Tension: A Bedside Intervention. Am J Emerg Med 2014 Nov; 32(11): 1436.e1-2.

Tran C, Heller M, Berger A, Habboushe J. Hurricane Sandy: How Did We Do? Assessing a Manhattan Hospital’s Response. . Frontiers in Public Health, Section of Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2014 July 25; 2(90).

Heller M, Faustini A. Hemorrhagic Transfrmation of a Plunging Ranula: An Unusual Cause of a Rapidly Enlarging Neck Mass. Am Jnl Emerg Med 2014 June;.

Punja M, McWey R, Heller M. Lytic Leison. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013; 44(1): 179-180.

Albrecht A, Jacoby J, M H, J S, S M. Do emergency physicians admit more or fewer patients on busy days. Jrnl of Emergency Medicine 2011; 41(6): 709-712.

Heller M. Unhelmeted motorcyclists: Do they Really Cost Us a Dime?. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2009 December; 54(6): 849-860.

Salen P, Heller M, Oller C, Reed J. The Impact of Routine Cognitive Screening by Using the Clock Drawing Task in the Evaluation of Elderly Patients in the Emergency Department. The Jnl of Emerg Med 2009; 37(1): 8-12.

Jacob S, Jacoby J, Heller M, Stoltzfus J. Physician and Patient Perspectives on Ambulance Utilization.. Prehospital Emergency Care 2008 Apr-Jun; 12(2): 176-181.

Quazi S, Eberhardt M, Jacoby J, Heller M. Are Racial Disparities in ED Analgesia Improving? Evidence from a National Database. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008; 26(4): 462-4.

Jacoby JL, Cesta M, Heller M. Can EM Residents Detect Acute DVT with a Limited Two-Site Ultrasound Exam?. J Emerg Med 2007 Feb; 32(2): 197-200.

Jacoby JL, Nichols J, Heller M. Etomidate vs Midazolam for Pre-Hospital Intubation: A Prospective Randomized Trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine June 2006; 46(6): 525-30.

Axelband J, Jacoby JL, Heller M. ED Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation: Cardiologists are Shocked:. J Emerg Med 2005` Nov; 29(4): 27-30.

Heller MB, Madavia D, Tayall V. Residency Training in Emergency Ultrasound: Fulfilling the Mandate. Academic Emergency Medicine 2001; 9: 835-839.

Pancu D, Davenport M, Roth K, Heller MB. EPs Do Not Accept the Strategy of “Lumbar Puncture First”. Amer J Emerg Med 2004; 22: 115-117.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Heller did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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