2019-2020 EM Ultrasound Fellow

Jeffrey Nahn, MD


The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Francisco is pleased to offer a fellowship in emergency ultrasound. Our fellowship is a one-year experience for graduates of emergency medicine residency programs. The goal of the fellowship is to produce well-trained sonographers proficient in ultrasound education and research. The fellow's curriculum will consist of scanning shifts supervised by ultrasound faculty at Moffitt-Long Hospital and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital emergency departments, as well as individualized video review and didactic sessions.             

The compensation is commensurate with the PGY level set by UCSF.



Our faculty have taught extensively at the regional and national level, and is actively conducting emergency ultrasound research. Our core ultrasound faculty include Drs. Starr Knight, William Shyy, Nathan Teismann, Kavita Gandhi, Nancy Anaya, Joeseph Brown, Sally Graglia, Ralph Wang, Teri Reynolds, Elizabeth Kwan, Adrian Flores, Margaret Lin, and Aaron Kornblith who are all ultrasound fellowship trained.


Highlights of the Fellowship Year

  • Enrollment in the UCSF "Designing Clinical Research" Course
  • Participation in on-going emergency ultrasound research projects
  • Teaching opportunities at the regional and national level
  • Resident teaching opportunities
  • RDMS preparation



Applicants must be residency trained in Emergency Medicine and be board eligible or board certified in EM. Applicants must possess a California Medical License and valid DEA certificate in order to begin the training program. 


Application Procedure

Application Deadline: September 15 

Interview Dates: October (varies annually)

Please submit the following documents online at http://eusfellowships.com. Please contact Sandra Lieu, Fellowship Coordinator, if you have any questions about the application. 

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in emergency ultrasound and any previous experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your program director and another from your department's ultrasound director if you have one at your institution)

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Fellowship Directors Dr. Starr Knight and Dr. William Shyy.