AEUS Awards

2019 Awards:

AEUS Resident Education Award:Brian Russ, DO – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Emergency Medicine Residency
AEUS Fellow Education Award:Rachel M. Haney, MD – Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital
AEUS Award for Teaching Excellence:Yiju Teresa Liu, MD – Department of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
AEUS Resident Research Award:Alexander Beyer, MD, MPHS – University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Residency
AEUS Award for Academic Excellence:Hamid Shokoohi, MD – Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital

2018 SAEMMIES  (presented at SAEM19):

Best Case Report/Case Series:  Penelope C. Lema, MD, RDMS, Asteroid Hyalosis Masquerading as Vitreous Hemorrhage on Point-of-Care Sonography
Best Research on Medical Education and Training: Andrew S. Liteplo, MD, SonoGames: Effect of an Innovative Competitive Game on the Education, Perception, and Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Best Retrospective Research: Sarah E. Frasure, MD, Accuracy of Abdominal Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction in the Emergency Department 
Best Cross-sectional Research: Kristin Dwyer, MD, Pulmonary Congestion by Lung Ultrasound in Ambulatory Patients With Heart Failure With Reduced or Preserved Ejection Fraction and Hypertension
Best Prospective Research: Almaz Sara Dessie, MD, Point-of-Care Ultrasound Assessment of Bladder Fullness for Female Patients Awaiting Radiology-Performed Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial 
Best Meta-Analysis/Systematic Review: Daniel Solomon Balk, MD, Lung Ultrasound Compared to Chest X-ray for Diagnosis of Pediatric Pneumonia: A Meta-analysis 
Best International Research: Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, MBChB,MBA,MPH,FGCS(EM), Skill and Knowledge Retention After Training in Cardiopulmonary Ultrasound in Ghana: An Impact Assessment of Bedside Ultrasound Training in a Resource-limited Setting 
Best POCUS Guidelines: James Fair, MD, Transesophageal Echocardiography: Guidelines for Point-of-Care Applications in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation 
Best Novel Application of POCUS: Lindsay Reardon, MD, Feasibility and Accuracy of Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in Emergency Department Patients


2018 Awards:

Excellence in Research Award:Anthony Weekes, MD
Teaching Excellence Award:John Bailitz, MD
Fellow Education Award:Allison Zanaboni, MD
Fellow Research Award:Kevin Hu, MD
Resident Education Award:Amy Zeidan, MD
Resident Research Award:Joshua Davis, MD

2017 SAEMMIES (presented at SAEM18):

Best Case Report:Air and Its Sonographic Appearance: Understanding the Artifacts
Best Research on Medical Education:Can Emergency Physicians Accurately Distinguish Retinal Detachment from Posterior Vitreous Detachment with Point-of-Care Ocular Ultrasound?
Best Retrospective Research:A Retrospective Study of Pulseless Electrical Activity, Bedside Ultrasound Identifies Interventions During Resuscitation Associated with Improved Survival to Hospital Admission. A REASON Study
Best Cross Sectional Research:Variability in Interpretation of Cardiac Standstill Among Physician Sonographers
Best Prospective Research: Utility of Common Bile Duct Measurement in Emergency Department Point of Care Ultrasound: A Prospective Study
Best Review Article: Accuracy of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Acute Appendicitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

2017 Awards:

Excellence in Research Award:Romolo Gaspari, MD, University of Massachusetts
Teaching Excellence Award:Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD, Stanford
Fellow Education Award:Michael Gottlieb, MD, Cook County
Fellow Research Award:Michael B. Doctoer, MD, Mt. Sinai Roosevelt
Resident Education Award:Stephen Alerhand, MD, Mt. Sinai
Resident Research Award:Murteza Shahkolahi, MD, George Washington University

2016 SAEMMIES (presented at SAEM17):

Best Case Report:Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Appendicitis Uncovers Two Alternate Diagnoses
Best Research on Medical Education:Emergency Medicine Resident Assessment of the Emergency Ultrasound Milestones and Current Training Recommendations
Best Retrospective Research:Impact of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography on ED Time to Disposition For Patients With Nontraumatic Shock
Best Cross Sectional Research:Point-of-Care Ultrasound Versus Radiology Department Pelvic Ultrasound on Emergency Department Length of Stay
Best Prospective Research: Emergency Department Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Out-of-Hospital and In-ED Cardiac Arrest
Best Review Article: Diagnostic Accuracy of Central Venous Catheter Confirmation by Bedside Ultrasound Versus Chest Radiography in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

2016 Awards:

Education Award: Resa E. Lewiss, MD
Research AwardJim Tsung, MD
Resident Research Award:Situ-LaCasse, MD

2015 SAEMMIES (presented at SAEM16):

Best Case Report:Terri Davis, Ruptured Splenic Artery Aneurysm: Rare Cause of Shock Diagnosed with Bedside Ultrasound
Best Review Article:Lori Stolz, Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Venous Access: A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review
Best Retrospective Research:Srikar Adhikari, Isolated Deep Venous Thrombosis: Implications for 2-Point Compression Ultrasonography of the Lower Extremity
Best Cross-sectional Research:Julian Villar, The Absence of Gallstones on Point-of- Care Ultrasound Rules Out Acute Cholecystitis
Best Prospective Research:Hamid Shokoohi, Bedside Ultrasound Reduces Diagnostic Uncertainty and Guides Resuscitation in Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension
Best Research on Medical Education:David Blehar, Learning Curves in Emergency Ultrasound Education




  • Education Award: Anthony J. Dean
  • Research Award: Arun Nagdev
  • Resident Research Award: Michael Gottlieb




  • Education Award: Bret Nelson (Mount Sinai Hospital)
  • Education Award: Andrew Liteplo (Mass General Hospital)
  • Research Award: Richard Andrew Taylor
  • Resident Research Award: Daniel Jafari




  • Education Award: Matthew Dawson and Michael Mallin
  • Research Award: Hamid Shokoohi
  • Resident Research Award: Pedro Roque




  • Education Award: David Bahner
  • Research Award: Srikar Adhikari
  • Resident Research Award: Andrew Herring