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Passionate and dedicated faculty educators and mentors focus on your needs and career development.

The education of the MGH Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is comprehensive, multi-faceted and cutting edge.

Some educational highlights:

• Wednesday Conference including journal club, scan review,

   cases of the week

• Weekly “Fellow Time” sessions for didactics, scanning, research

• Authorship opportunities for online educational content

• Lecture preparation guidance and supervision

• Audience response system for interactive didactics

• Hands-on scanning in ED. Lots of lung!

• Formal training in research methodology

• Optional rotations with echo lab, nerve block service, rheumatology

   clinic, radiology, 1st trimester obstetrics

• SonoSim® simulator

• Supervised opportunities to teach HAEMR residents, medical students, EM faculty, PAs 

• Scan review/quality assurance




A perfect blend of research support, mentorship, experience, patients and sono-curiosity.

Emergency ultrasound fellowships, as educational and thought leaders in point-of-care ultrasound need to be at the forefront of cutting edge research. At MGH we strongly encourage and support development of research projects and mentor you through the process of turning a scientific question into publication.


Our faculty has over 85 publications to date in various aspects of point-of-care ultrasound including lung, carotid flow time, stomach, renal colic, and others. Additionally, the department has separate support for research in the form of Clinical Research Coordinators, statistical and grant-writing assistance, and a $3000 stipend for conducting or presenting research.

















Mass General Hospital

The MGH was established in 1811 and is the 3rd oldest general hospital in the U.S. It is the largest and oldest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and has the largest hospital-based research program in the U.S. 


The Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital is a dynamic, high-acuity and fun place to work. Outstanding colleagues, nurses, and support staff make teamwork and efficiency a priority in delivering high level patient-centered care.

These and many other reasons contributed to the USNWR recently ranking MGH as #1 on the list of America’s Best Hospitals.


Some highlights of the ED:

  • 100,000+ visits/year

  • Pediatric Emergency Department

  • Tertiary referral center

  • Level 1 Trauma Center, Pediatric Trauma Center, and Burn Center

  • Stroke Center

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

  • 7 clinical ultrasound machines

  • 2 dedicated CT scanners

  • 1 dedicated MRI machine

  • 2 ED Observation Units


We recognize that opportunities for learning emergency ultrasound research outside of the United States are limited, but that the need for such training is great. As such, we strive to offer this training to emergency physicians from around the world with the intent of broadening the reach of emergency ultrasound and depth of research and making it more accessible worldwide. This “train the trainers” approach is designed to make international fellows experts in the field and empowers them to become leaders in their own countries.

We also welcome international rotators who wish to come for 1-3 months and learn the essentials of point of care ultrasound!

To submit an application for fellowship, please contact the Director, Andrew Liteplo:

Fellowship Program

International Fellows

The MGH Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship was founded in 2007 and was the first of its kind in Boston. Our goals are to disseminate the use of point-of-care ultrasound, to advance the field through cutting edge research, and to train leaders who share our vision. We believe we have the resources, dedication, and expertise to empower fellows to achieve whatever their career goals may be. Our program has two main aspects: research and education.

Current Fellows

Rachel Haney, MD

Since July 2017

Dr. Haney is in her second fellowship year and recently completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Northwestern. She is enthusiastic about ultrasound and teaching others its many benefits!

Michael Halperin, MD MPH

Since July 2018

Dr. Halperin is currently a fellow in the Emergency Department at Mass General. He completed his residency at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, NY.

Kay Negishi, MD

Since July 2018

Dr. Kay Negishi recently completed her internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. We are excited to have another IM fellow with us!

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