Dr. Phillip Andrus joined the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine in July 2004, after completing his residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He guided the Department's division of Emergency Critical Care until 2009 when he spent a year as Dr. Bret Nelson's Fellow in Emergency Ultrasound here at Sinai. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the the Assistant Director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Division, where his research is focused on the use of point of care ultrasound in the management of the critically ill patient.
He is an active participant in several organizations devoted to enhancing clinical utility of ultrasound technology, including the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), as well as the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)'s Ultrasound Sections.
As co-director of the Division of Emergency Critical Care, he is involved in coordinating between the Hospital and city-wide efforts to improve care for patients with Severe Sepsis and those undergoint therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest patients undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia.
Dr. Andrus' outside interests include: hiking, telemark skiing and raising his two children.
Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:
Director, NYC Resuscitation Ultrasound Group
American Board of Emergency Medicine
MD, Boston University
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency, Emergency Medicine
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Attending of the Year
Icahn School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Award presented to the outstanding faculty of the year by residents
Award for Outstanding Clinical Skills
Yale New Haven Emergency Medicine
Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health
Dr. Andrus is engaged in examining ultrasound algorithms for the patient with unexplained hypotension.
Andrus P MD. Soft Tissue, Abscess, Peritonsillar Abscess. In: Lewiss, Saul, Shah, eds.. In: Essential Emergency Imaging. Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2011;.
Andrus P MD, Jagoda A MD. Acute Peripheral Neurologic Lesions. In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, eds. . In: Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 7th ed.. New York, NY, McGraw-Hill;2010; pp1159-1166.
Andrus P MD, Jagoda A MD. Peripheral Nerve Disorders. In: Adams J, Ed.. In: Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier; 2008; pp1031-1042.
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Dr.Andrus did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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