Editorial Board

We feel that we have developed the finest teaching faculty available in emergency ultrasound. Our staff has held numerous national positions in the ultrasound community and continue to be a vital part of the development and implementation of this technology.

Course Faculty
Name Institution Positions

Thomas Cook, MD FACEP*
Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center
Columbia, SC

Course Co-Director
Residency Director, Palmetto Health Richland

Patrick Hunt, MD, MBA, FACEP*
Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center
Columbia, SC
Course Co-Director
Past Chair, SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Palmetto Health Richland 
Vivek Tayal, MD FACEP*
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC
Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Carolinas Medical Center
Past Chair ACEP Ultrasound Section
Jim Hwang, MD, MPH, RDMS, RDCS*
Scripps Memorial Hospital
La Jolla, CA

Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

 Robinson M. Ferre, MD, FACEP  Vanderilt University
Nashville, TN


Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilty University Medical Center


In accordance with ACCME Standard and ACEP policy, presenters must disclose the existence of significant financial interests in or relationships with manufacturers of commercial products that may have a direct interest in the subject matter of the presentation, and relationships with the commercial supporter of this CME activity.  These presenters have indicated, that they have a relationship which, in the context of their presentation, could be perceived by some as a real or apparent conflict of interest (eg., ownership of stock, grants, honoraria, or consulting fees), but these presenters do not consider that it will influence their presentation. 

*The financial interest/arrangement or direct affiliation include the following corporate organizations:

GE Healthcare, consulting work
Sonosite, consulting work
Ultrasonix, consulting work
Terason, consulting work
Soma Development, consulting work 
Mindray, consulting work
Siemens, consulting work


The remaining faculty, planning committee, and planning staff have no significant financial interests or relationships to disclose.