Welcome to the Division of Emergency Ultrasound!

In this section, you will find information about our program and faculty and US focused posts.

Joshua Guttman, MD

Contact us at: jguttman2@northwell.edu

The Faculty

Mathew Nelson, DO

Athena Mihailos, MD

Daniel Dexeus, DO (@EMDexUS)
Dexeus

Dr. Dexeus graduated from NYCOM in 2006, after which he completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center followed by an EM Ultrasound fellowship at North Shore University Hospital.  Since then he’s been full time clinical and ultrasound faculty at LIJ.  You will probably hear him “I DO ULTRASOUND” – in his normal speaking voice, he swears – before you see him and his famous sideburns.  Ultrasound interests include critical care US, US guided IV access, echocardiography, US quality assurance, and ultrasound education.  He enjoys fishkeeping, MMA, and Belgian beer.

Joshua Guttman MD, FRCPC (@Josh_Guttman)Guttman

Dr. Guttman  was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He completed medical school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he stayed on to complete his Emergency Medicine residency. Having had enough of the cold Canadian weather and of everyone being so nice, he moved south and completed an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His current academic interests include all things ultrasound, but most specifically bowel ultrasound, MSK ultrasound and critical care ultrasound. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and son Jonah.

General Overview

The Division of Emergency Ultrasound maintains a robust ultrasound curriculum for students and residents.  Residents scan independently and also under the direct supervision of a dedicated, credentialed, attending physician during dedicated US blocks.  Our 3 ultrasound machines are also used extensively during clinical shifts in the ED, and residents use US during their ICU rotations.  The division also supports ultrasound training programs in other settings and our faculty and senior residents teach US at national conferences, Fire Department of NY (FDNY) courses, and even at our sister residency program in India!

For residents interested with the Emergency Ultrasound Division, email Dr. Joshua Guttman: jguttman2@northwell.edu

By the end of residency, all residents will:

  1. Complete a minimum of 400 scans (reviewed on a weekly basis)
  2. Be competent in the basic point-of-care US applications in accordance with ACEP and ACGME guidelines

Hands-on and didactic experiences:

  1. Full day workshop during Orientation
  2. Two-week rotations during the first, second, and third years of residency
  3. Optional elective block during the fourth year of training
  4. Monthly ultrasound lectures during resident conference
  5. Ultrasound is used clinically throughout clinical shifts on a daily basis while rotating in the ED and Intensive Care Units.
  6. Opportunities for ultrasound case write-ups, presentations and research for those interested.

Students of the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine and visiting students are invited to complete  a 2 or 4 week Emergency Ultrasound elective with us. During your time here you will obtain hands-on scanning experience and participate in the weekly tape reviews.

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