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
Tom Cook
Thomas Cook, MD FACEP*
Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center
Columbia, SC
Course Co-Director
Residency Director, Palmetto Health Richland
Pat Hunt
Patrick Hunt, MD, MBA, FACEP*
Palmetto Health Richalnd Medical Centerl
Columbia, SC
Course Co-Director
Past Chair, SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Palmetto Healh Richland
Vivek Tayal, MD FACEP*
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC
Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Carolinas Medical Center
Past Chair ACEP Ultrasound Section

Hunter Louis, MD RDMS

Roper Hospital
Charleston, SC

Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Roper Hospital
Sarah Stahmer, MD FACEP
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Residency Director
Duke University Medical Center

Anthony Dean, MD FACEP*

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Director Emergency Ultrasound
Past Chair SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group

Larry Melniker, MD FACEP
New York Methodist Hospital
Bronx, NY
Vice Chair for Quality Management, Department of Emergency Medicine, NYMH
Past Chair, ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section
Director SOAP Ultrasound Interest Group
Rob Reardon, MD FACEP*
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN
Director Emergency Ultrasound
Fellowship Director
Hennepin County Medical Center
Russ Horowitz, MD, RDMS
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Director, Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Pediatric EM Attending

Gavin Budhram, MD
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA
Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director
Baystate Medical Center

Barry Knapp, MD, FACEP, 

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Residency Program Director 
Asst. Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Eastern Virginia Medical School

James Palma, MD, MPH


Uniformed Services University Bethesda, MD 


 Assitant Professor
Dept. of Military and Emergency Medicine
Uniformed Services University
Attending Emergency Physician
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC 

Beatrice Hoffmann, MD, PhD, RDMS   Johns Hopkins University  Baltimore, MD

Director Emergency Ultrasnd Education
Director Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Assistant Professor
Immedicate Past Chair SAEM Ultrasound Group
Johns Hopkins University  

Robinson M. Ferre, MD, FACEP 

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 

Director, Emergney Ultrasound
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
Vanderilt University Medical Center  

Matthew Ahern, DO, RDMS*
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Attending Physician
Emergency Ultrasound Director
University of Utah Medical Center
Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc
Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Anthony Weekes, MD RDMS RDCS
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Co-Director, Ultrasound Fellowship
Carolinas Medical Center

 R. Preston Wendell, MD    
 Trident Emergency Physicians  Summerville, SC  

  Director, Emergency Ultrasound
 Trident Emergency Physicians


Scripps Memorial Hospital
La Jolla, CA

Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Nova Panebianco, MD
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA


Associate Director Emergency Ultrasound
Assitant Professor
Chair-elect SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group
University of Pennsylvania



Geoffrey Hayden, MD

Roper Hospital
Charleston, SC
           Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound                  Roper Hospital
Ken Heinz, RDMS   
Palmetto Health Alliance
Columbia, SC
Alicia Saintsing-Vawter, BS, RDMS, RT, RVT
Coastal Surgery Specialist
Wilmington, NC
Kristie Searcy, RDMS Augusta Technical College
Augusta, GA
Radiolgoy Department

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.