Bedside Ultrasound Training Program for Neonatologist

Acquire or enhance your skills in the area of point-of-care ultrasound.

Intensive Bedside Ultrasound Training Program for Neonatologist

The NRI Ultrasound Training Program is a multi-week, on-site training course that consists of didactics as well as hands-on instruction.

This course is designed to cover theoretical and practical ultrasound technique for neonatologists. Curriculum includes modules on cardiac, lung, head and abdomen.

Housing is available nearby at a discounted rate and meals will be provided during the lectures.

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Neonatal Research Institute

This new Bedside Ultrasound Training Program for Neonatologist: is offered through the Neonatal Research Institute (NRI) at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, C.A

The Neonatal Research Institute was launched in August 2013 with a goal of improving the outcomes of at-risk newborns. Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns is the busiest maternity hospital in California and provides a unique opportunity to create a strong infrastructure that yields meaningful medical breakthroughs. We're working to identify evidence-based best practices that hold the potential to impact outcomes for all babies- regionally, nationally and worldwide.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants should be able to:

Perform safe and accurate basic echocardiographic examinations
Integrate ultrasound into advanced life support protocol
Demonstrate proficient image acquisition and optimization, utilizing all standard views
Recognize diagnostic limitations and situations when a referral for a second opinion is indicated
Identify cardiovascular pathology, necessitating immediate cardiac consultation and additional cardiac ultrasound
Recognize normal cardiac anatomy, physiology and the anatomical relationship of the heart to surrounding organs and structures

Course Content

General & Technical Knowledge / Basic Critical Care Echocardiography

Teaching Methodologies for the Cardiac Echo courses

All courses will be conducted in the following manner:

A pre-test
8 hours practical teaching
Reference material covering course
Live scanning sessions
A post-test

Modules for lung, abdomen and head available as part of the curriculum

Lecture Topics


Anup Katheria, MD

Anup Katheria, MD

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Neonatal Research Institute,

Visiting Experts

Shahab Noori, MD

Shahab Noori, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Shazia Bhombal, MD

Shazia Bhombal, MD

Children's Hospital Stanford

Mahmood Ebrahimi, MD

Mahmood Ebrahimi, MD

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Sha Serena Pai-Wen, MD

Sha Serena Pai-Wen, MD

Cardiology Consultant

Yogen Singh, MD

Yogen Singh, MD

Cambridge University Hospitals
Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician


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To Apply

Please send your curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from your Division Head/Chief to:
Anup Katheria, MD
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns/NRI
3003 Health Center Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123

For more information

(858) 939-4370


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