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Emergency Ultrasound

The Ultrasound Division within our department is active at the undergraduate and graduate education level, while also being institutional leaders in the clinical arena. The department has multiple machines for clinical and educational purposes (1 M9, 2 TE7, 2 M7 and 5 Butterfly iQ)

Undergraduate Medical Education

  • Longitudinal medical student curriculum
  • Ultrasound interest group
  • MS3/4 electives

Graduate Medical Education

  • Scanning rotations in EM-1 and EM-3 years, with direct supervision by division faculty
  • Monthly QA case review


  • NJ ACEP POCUS Course
  • Rutgers NJMS POCUS Course


  • Israeli Association of Emergency Medicine POCUS workshop in Tel Aviv
  • Annual Conference of the Mexican Association of Emergency and Disaster Medicine
  • Ghana/Nicaragua with Global Health EM faculty


  • Responsible for machine maintenance
  • Q-Path image archiving
  • Financials and business operations


  • Stephen Alerhand MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. He completed both his Emergency Medicine Residency and Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During this time, he was bestowed local and national awards in ultrasound education. He has published numerous peer-reviewed studies, reviews, and book chapters in Emergency Ultrasound. He also operates the US Probes section for the EMdocs.net FOAM site that receives up to 9,000 views per day. Nationally, Dr. Alerhand serves as Co-Chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Residency Education Committee. Internationally, he is the Director of the Annual Critical Care Ultrasound Workshop for the Israeli Association of Emergency Medicine, and an invited lecturer to the Annual Conference of the Mexican Association of Emergency and Disaster Medicine.
  • Ilya Ostrovsky MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree and completed residency training as Chief Resident at Rutgers NJMS, and then stayed on as faculty.  After residency, he finished the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and is now in the process of completing the Resuscitation Leadership Academy. He has a passion for emergency ultrasound, and his true interest lies in the incorporation of ultrasound into the field of critical care. He loves to teach and was awarded by the residents with the annual Attending of the Year Award.