Welcome to the Division of Emergency Ultrasound at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital Center! We are a dedicated group of ultrasound-trained faculty committed to the emergency ultrasound education of medical students, residents, fellows and more.
Kings County Hospital Center is one of the busiest level 1 trauma centers in the borough of Brooklyn, with more than 140,000 emergency department visits a year. Just across the street is SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which has more than 50,000 ED visits a year. SUNY Downstate is also the center of education for medical students and various residency programs.
The primary focus of our division is the training of emergency medicine residents. Throughout their 4-year residency, residents participate in 2-4 week ultrasound rotations, allowing residents time to focus on their emergency ultrasound education. Even when not on rotation, residents are often eager to use the ultrasound in the clinical area during their shifts, to help guide their management decisions for their patients.
Our division is also dedicated to the education and training of ultrasound fellows. While we are fortunate to have many former graduates of our fellowship program continue on as faculty at SUNY Downstate and Kings County, many have gone on to have successful careers throughout the country. Any interested applicants may refer to our fellowship section and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Please enjoy our little corner of the sonographic world!
Current Ultrasound Systems
2 SonoSite MTurbo machines
4 SonoSite MTurbo machines
1 Phillips Sparq machine
1 GE Venue-Go Machine
Team Sono recently took a trip to Shanghai to teach an ultrasound course at United Family Health. Prior residents Dr. Matthew Riscinti and Dr. Bryan Jarrett, along with US faculty Dr. Katie Bon, Dr. Scott Kendall and Dr. Randi Ozaki are pictured here with the United Family Health Emergency Medicine Residents and their program director Dr. Ward Meyers.
Dr. Matthew Riscinti (prior chief resident) and Dr. Majo Joseph (prior PEM fellow) help teach our annual intern ultrasound course.
Residents at one of our monthly Team Sono journal club meetings