The UCLA Affiliated Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship is a two-year fellowship open to graduates of ACGME/OGME accredited Emergency Medicine residencies. There is an option for advanced training in medical education, public policy, public health, and/or clinical research, leading to a Master’s degree or fellowship certificate at UCLA.

We select highly motivated, creative individuals with a passion for teaching and becoming leaders in Emergency Ultrasound. 

Our goals for the fellowship year are:

1. Become an expert sonographer. You will develop your skills in image acquisition and interpretation of general point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) applications, as well as in select advanced applications. Graduates will meet the requirement to sit for the RDMS certification process.

2. Become an expert teacher. You will develop your ability to teach ultrasound to faculty colleagues, residents, and medical students on weekly scan shifts as well as at national and local conferences. In addition, you will be an attending physician to UCLA residents in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics.

3. Become a researcher in POCUS. You will develop expertise in the POCUS literature through weekly journal club and the development of presentations and manuscripts. In addition, you will develop and implement a research project during your fellowship year.

4. Become a director of ultrasound. You will gain valuable experience and insight into running an ultrasound program at two different sites, OV-UCLA and RR-UCLA. We upload POCUS studies to FUJI Synapse (OV) and AGFA VNA (RR), which are linked to Cerner and EPIC, respectively, so the fellow will learn to navigate these systems fluidly.

We offer a competitive salary package. Interviews are offered September through November. Please contact us for further questions.

Interested applicants can submit a CV, letter of interest, and at least two letters of recommendation (with one coming from a Program Director) to the EUS Fellowship website.

** For the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle, we are considering excellent applicants from 3 and 4 year accredited EM residencies for a two year fellowship that will be combined with fellowship training in Medical Education, Public Policy, Public Health, or Clinical Research. A subsidized Masters Degree at UCLA is included, along with full benefits. All fellowship interviews will be conducted via Zoom. 

Using gamification and simulation to teach trans-esophageal echocardiography.

Monthly “Best of QA” presentations by our fellow, Amir Tabibnia, during residency conference.

We tried to start a POCUS band, but it didn’t “fan" out.

Journal Club outdoors in sunny Southern California.


YearNameCurrent position
2019-20   Amir Tabibnia, DO Part-time faculty at Olive View-UCLA and Cedars Sinai
2018-19     Andrea Takemoto, MD  Part-time faculty at Olive View-UCLA and Providence  
 Little Company of Mary, San Pedro
2017-18Rashida Campwalla, MD  Full-time faculty at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Caleb Canders, MD Part-time faculty at UCLA Reagan and Olive View
 Ultrasound Director at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
2015-16 George Lim, MD Full-time faculty at UCLA Reagan, Departments of  
 Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Anesthesiology
2014-15Stephanie Tseeng, MD Assistant Ultrasound Director, Loma Linda University
 Part-time faculty at UCLA-Ronald Reagan
2014-15 Pablo Aguilera, MD   Medical Director and Faculty at Pontificia Universidad  
 Catolica (PUC), Santiago, Chile
2013-14 Ricky Amii, MD Part-time faculty at John A. Burns School of Medicine,
 University of Hawaii
2011-12Daniel Weingrow, DO Full-time faculty at UCLA-Ronald Reagan