Bret P Nelson, MD Email Bret Nelson
- PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. Nelson is Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Chief of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Division. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston. He received his medical degree from SUNY at Stony Brook, New York. He is chief editor of the ultrasound education website, www.SinaiEM.us. He has authored a number of books, including the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated, The Acute Care Casebook, and The Atlas of Handheld Ultrasound. He is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships. He served on the Board of Directors of the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and as Chair of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s Point of Care Community of Practice. He is on the national faculty of the Difficulty Airway Course. He is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)'s Ultrasound Section, and was among the authors of ACEP's 2008 and 2016 Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines.
Dr. Nelson has lectured throughout the world on the use of point-of-care ultrasound to aid medical decision-making and improve patient safety. His research interests include ultrasound and medical education. Dr. Nelson is a recipient of ACEP's National Faculty Teaching Award and the SAEM Ultrasound Faculty Education Award. He is a Master Educator level member of Mount Sinai’s Institute for Medical Education.
2016: Commendation, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
2014: Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Faculty Education Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2013: National Faculty Teaching Award, American College of Emergency Physicians
2011: Scholar, Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions
2009: Master Educator, Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education
2008: Excellence in Teaching, Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education
2007: Attending of the Year, Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency
2005: Excellence in Teaching, Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency
American Board of Emergency Medicine
MD, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency, Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Excellence in Teaching
Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education
Attending of the Year Award
Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency
Exellence in Teach Award
Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency
Resident Teach Award
Harvard Medical School
Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Dr. Nelson has studied the use of portable ultrasound in out-of-hospital and resource poor environments as well as multimodal approaches to ultrasound education. In addition, Dr. Nelson is evaluating the use of ultrasound in medical school curriculum and the value to residents when used on the wards.
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Nelson during 2019 and/or 2020. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Simulab Corporation
Equity (Stock or stock options valued at greater than 5% ownership of a publicly traded company or equity of any value in a privately held company)
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