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Residents and medical students, please click the link below for more information on your ultrasound rotation:

LAC+USC Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship:

The fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at LAG+USC Medical Center began in July 2011 with the first fellow, Dina Seif MD, a graduate of the LAG+USC Emergency Medicine Residency. Fellows receive intensive advanced instruction in emergency ultrasound over the one-year program. The fellow has specialized scan shifts each month in which they perform multiple ultrasound scans in a number of applications, together with the ultrasound faculty. The collected videos then provide the basis for weekly Thursday ultrasound review sessions. Fellows have multiple opportunities for advanced work in many areas of ultrasound; teaching, research, learning how to coordinate local and national conferences, mastering the many facets of running an ultrasound program and achievement of the RDMS (registered diagnostic medical sonographer) degree. See below for more information.

Type of Program
PGY1-4 EM program with 17 residents per year.
Based at Los Angeles General + USC Medical Center, a large public teaching hospital and active level 1 trauma center.

Year Fellowship Started: 2011

Ultrasound Program Status
Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty: 4


  • Tarina Kang, MD RDMS – Division Chief
  • Talib Omer, MD RDMS – Director of Undergraduate Ultrasound Education and Emergency Ultrasound Clerkship Director
  • Thomas Mailhot, MD RDMS – Fellowship Director
  • Dana Sajed, MD – Director of Resident Ultrasound Education

In addition, Jeannine Childs, RDMS, is a highly experienced sonographer with more than 30 years of ultrasound experience who is employed by the ED to teach ultrasound to residents and medical students.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education
Scanning shifts (6/month)
Lecture series covering basic/advanced/emerging applications (weekly)
Journal club (weekly)
QA/video clip review (weekly)
Cadaver lab sessions (monthly)
Teaching opportunities (lecturing + hands-on)

Applications for the fellowship should be submitted from Sept-Nov. Selected applicants should send a CV and letter of intent to Tom Mailhot at [email protected]