VA Ultrasound Director

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a dynamic, innovative faculty member to lead our ultrasound program at the Ann Arbor VA (AAVA). We are seeking an individual with outstanding skills in clinical sonography, education, and administration, who will effectively lead and promote the further development of clinical ultrasound at the AAVA and across the University of Michigan. This individual will also be core ultrasound faculty with many opportunities to work with a strong existing team of ultrasound faculty, and fellows. This individual will have a commitment to innovative techniques and fostering a diverse, inclusive environment in which there are high standards of excellence for all domains of the ultrasound program. We are seeking an individual who wants to continue to push the development of the program and pursue an academic career focused on ultrasound education and scholarship.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commitment

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Michigan Medicine is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming to all. We strive to value the unique contributions of individuals, and support a culture of inclusivity among our employees, learners and larger community. This includes supporting the development of a diverse workforce across identities such as the race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, religion, language, disability, and Veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer.


Candidates must be board certified/board eligible in Emergency Medicine and eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. Candidates must have completed a Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship or demonstrated significant contributions to bedside ultrasound via clinical sonography, research, education, and administration. Candidates must be eligible for the upcoming Focused Practice Designation (FDP) in Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (AEMUS) offered by ABEM. Candidates must demonstrate ongoing involvement in scholarly activity including peer reviewed publications. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience with leadership, scholarship, and teaching. It is of utmost importance that candidates model outstanding professionalism, high-quality patient care, educational excellence, and academic rigor. Demonstration of the ability to create a collaborative, respectful environment with a focus on development of all to their highest potential will be a key attribute of successful candidates.

Position Description

The overall goals for this position are to enhance and support the emergency department’s vision of creating the future of emergency care. The ideal candidate will be involved in creating a vision for our ultrasound program at the AAVA, contributing to the clinical ultrasound mission at the University of Michigan and to contribute to and further the department’s strategic goals and vision.

Departmental Ultrasound Educational Activities

The VA Ultrasound Director will oversee and support development of program and the overall ultrasound mission at the AAVA. The position will oversee the curriculum design and implementation of educational content to fellows and other advanced ultrasound learners at the AAVA, and participation in existing US educational programs at the university, including the education of medical students, residents, and clinical ultrasound fellows. The VA US director will coordinate with a robust team of ultrasound educators, ultrasound educational faculty and the Associate Chief of Ultrasound Education. The Director will also interface with other VA faculty and the directors of the other VA departments.

In addition to the above, the Director will also support and contribute to the other clinical, educational and research activities of the Ultrasound Division, the Emergency Medicine department and the AAVA.

Scholarly Activity

The Director will design appropriate methods for evaluating the efficacy of educational content and maintain on-going data collection to assure the program continues to provide ultrasound training of the highest quality. The Director will solicit and regularly review feedback on both faculty, trainees and the program itself, support the development and writing of grants to support research related to ultrasound, and contribute to medical student, resident, fellow, and faculty ultrasound education and scholarship.


The Director will a) develop and maintain an annual budget for the AAVA Ultrasound Program in conjunction with the AAVA EM Director, b) coordinate scheduling of educational activities, c) maintain accurate records and produce an annual report on all AAVA educational activities, and d) maintain relationship with the UM EM, AAVA and other ultrasound leaders.

Why Michigan?

Reputation: The University of Michigan Health System includes our Medical School, Hospitals and Health Centers, and School of Nursing- all highly ranked with state-of-the-art resources. Close proximity to the University’s world-renowned schools of Public Health, Engineering and Business also offers unique opportunities for collaboration.

Patient Care & Research: Every year, we treat more than 85,000 patients in our adult and pediatric emergency departments-both of which are Level 1 trauma centers.

Notable research programs include: The U-M Injury Center, the Neurologic Emergency Treatment Trial Network Clinical Coordinating Center, and the Great Lakes Emergency Medical Services for Children Research Network, a PECARN node. A planned multidisciplinary science and engineering center will focus on critical injury and illness. U-M Health System is #6 in National Institutes of Health funding.

Education: The University of Michigan is the primary site for a four-year emergency medicine residency program, in conjunction with our clinical experiences at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor and Hurley Medical Center. Our program has the co-primary goals of training residents to be clinically excellent and to give the resources, opportunities, and mentorship to develop their specific medical interests to help them become leaders within emergency medicine. We are focused on training residents who will contribute to both the medical and social mission of the emergency department. In addition, we offer robust fellowship experiences in pediatric emergency medicine, ultrasound, critical care, emergency medical services, medical education, and research..

Compensation/Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent fringe benefit package. Academic rank based on credentials.

Requirements: Residency training and/or board certification in Emergency Medicine.

Note regarding clinical site in posting: This position includes clinical time at University Hospital, as well as the Ann Arbor VA.