Emergency Medicine


Emergency Ultrasound

The IU School of Medicine Ultrasound Division is improving patient care and outcomes through ultrasound education, clinical integration and ultrasound research. This year-long fellowship in clinical ultrasound provides training in a diverse, pathology-rich population, totaling more than a quarter million patients at the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus clinical training sites.

Fellows experience hands-on scanning alongside ultrasound faculty. Training includes bimonthly scan review, face-to-face Q&A and ultrasound journal club to review current literature. Fellows scan throughout three training sites: IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children. They also have the opportunity to learn in other training environments throughout the hospital, including the ICU, echo lab and anesthesia (to learn peripheral blocks).

Fellows in this program are actively involved in ultrasound curriculum development and learn through hands-on teaching and core lectures. They have the opportunity, resources and dedicated time to pursue a research project.


Curriculum in this fellowship requires six or seven shifts per month (eight- to nine-hour shifts) and six dedicated scan shifts per month (six hours/day); scanning independently, with ultrasound faculty and teaching residents and students. Fellows are required to complete 800 reviewed and credited examinations. Fellows participate in fellow- and resident-image review, journal club and discussion of ongoing research projects. They also educate faculty, residents and medical students through hands-on teaching and core lectures. Fellows in this program are required to complete one novel research/scholarly project during fellowship year.


Matt Rutz, MD
Sarah Kennedy, MD
Greg Zahn, MD

Brett Marel, MD
Michael Vrablik, DO

Division Chief and Fellowship Director: Frances Russell, MD