Erica Peethumnongsin is a board-certified emergency physician who completed her combined MD/PhD at Baylor College of Medicine and her emergency medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin. She graduated from the Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center emergency ultrasound fellowship program before joining the faculty at Duke as the director of emergency ultrasound in 2016.
Although she studied the cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer disease pathogenesis as a doctoral student, Dr. Peethumnongsin’s medical training generated deeper interests in global health, graduate medical education, and point of care ultrasound, resulting in a shift in her academic career focus from research to bedside practice. Her global health work in Honduras, Guatemala, and Ethiopia as a trainee awoke her interest in ultrasound and led to her current support of a developing emergency medicine residency in Moshi, Tanzania. She leveraged her enthusiasm for education into the development of Duke’s emergency ultrasound fellowship in 2017 and was recognized with the Duke Emergency Medicine Faculty Teacher of the Year Award in 2019. She looks forward to sharing some of the life lessons she has learned from her slightly atypical career trajectory as well as the clinical lessons she has learned from her advanced ultrasound training and the administration of an ultrasound program.
- 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
- 1.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours