UChicago EM

Ultrasound Fellowship

The University of Chicago Section of Emergency Medicine offers a one-year Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship. We aim to provide a diverse educational experience for our fellows that focuses on building their foundation as a clinical educator as well as leaders in point-of-care ultrasound research and administration.

The University of Chicago Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is accredited by the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council (EUFAC). Fellows that graduate from our EUFAC-accredited program are able to sit for the Focused Practice Designation (FPD) exam administered through the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Primary Clinical Site

The University of Chicago is a Level 1 Trauma Center located in the heart of the Southside of Chicago. Our emergency department sees over 75,000 patients a year from our diverse and medically underserved populations. The ED is staffed by a diverse group of attendings with a wide range of academic interests. We have one of the oldest, 3-year emergency medicine residency programs in the country with many alumni becoming leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine.

Fellowship Duties

– Work an average of 6 attending shifts per month
– Opportunity for external moonlighting at our brand, new emergency department in Northwest Indiana

– 1000 reviewed ultrasound scans throughout the year
– Lead weekly resident education sessions at patient bedside
– Lead monthly education sessions for medical students
– Multiple lecturing time during residency conferences
– Assist with quality assurance of ultrasound images performed in the department. Images are stored through Qpath

Program Highlights

– 1-on-1 mentoring and education from our fellowship trained ultrasound faculty
– Opportunities to educate a wide breadth of learners from medical students to residents to nursing staff and attendings
– Sponsorship to attend national conferences
– Opportunities to learn from ultrasound experts in other departments (cardiology, gynecology, sports medicine, and anesthesiology)
– Competitive salary and benefits as well as CME funding

Fellow Pre-Requisites

– Graduate of an ACGME-accredited U.S. Emergency Medicine Residency, BE/BC in Emergency Medicine
– Qualified to work as an attending physician at University of Chicago
– Must hold an Illinois Medical License and DEA license prior to starting fellowship


Applications must be submitted through the Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships (SCUF) website. See the SCUF website for more specific details on our program. Once applications have been submitted through the SCUF website, we will reach out to applicants to schedule interviews tentatively scheduled for late September 2024 or early October 2024. Our program uses the NRMP match process.


Please reach out to our Fellowship Coordinator, Nely Baeza at Nely.Baeza@bsd.uchicago.edu if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fellowship Faculty

Mark Chottiner, MD

Mark Chottiner, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Ultrasound Fellowship
University of Chicago Medicine

Nadim Mike Hafez, MD

Nadim Mike Hafez, MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound
University of Chicago Medicine

Christopher Harris Jr., MD

Christopher Harris Jr., MD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine