Michael Heller, MD Email Michael Heller
- CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel 212-420-2847 212-420-2847
Perhaps most significantly, it was in 1988 that a radiology colleague showed him a small, hand held ultrasound unit with a 2 inch screen he had developed and wondered if it might have application in the Emergency Department. The next 20 years would be spent establishing point of care ultrasound as a recognized part of the specialty, often despite the determined resistance of colleagues in Radiology. He organized and taught the first course in bedside ultrasound at an ACEP Scientific Assembly in Chicago, circa 1991 followed by hundreds of courses at SAEM national and regional meetings, community hospitals, and academic centers as well as invited lectures in Europe, Israel, South America and Australia. The ACEP Section of Ultrasound was founded by Dr. Heller in 1996 ; he served 2 consecutive terms as the first president. The SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group soon followed and the first formal Curriculum for Ultrasound Training was published in 2001 with Dr. Heller as the lead author. The first text on Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine was published(with that title) in 1995, authored by Dr. Heller with Dr. Dietrich Jehle. A second book, “Ultrasonography in Trauma: the FAST Exam” also co-authored with Dr. Jehle, appeared 8 years later, in 2003.
Moving from Pittsburgh to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1993 Dr. Heller founded the Emergency Medicine Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital there and served as Program Director for the next 13 years publishing articles and contributing chapters on a variety of topics, while continuing his special interest in point-of-care ultrasound. Coming to Beth Israel Hospital in 2008 as Director of Emergency Ultrasound (where he won the Faculty Teaching Award) Dr. Heller continues to be active in teaching and research; among other things, he serves as Director of Research and author of the Residency’s Journal Club and Critical Appraisal Series. The title he remains most proud of is the simplest: Core Faculty.
American Board of Emergency Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
MD, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Internship, Internal Medicine
St. Louis University Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine
Buffalo General Hospital
Attending Faculty Teaching Award
Beth Israel Emergency Medicine Residency
Whale of a Teacher Award
University of Pittsburgh
Faculty Recognition Award
St Luke's Hospital
Since 1991, Dr. Heller has spend over 20 years establishing point of care ultrasound as a recognized part of the Emergency Medicine at an international, national, and regional level. He is Director of Research at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
Dr. Heller continues to have research interests in Emergency Ultrasound, Emergency Cardiology and Emergency Medicine Education.
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Dr.Heller did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2021 and/or 2022: 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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