Hospital Medicine Clinical Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship

The mission of the Hospital Medicine Clinical Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is to train leaders in basic and advanced point of care ultrasound. This 1-year fellowship program is led by Tanping Wong, M.D. and Gregory Mints, M.D.

Our POCUS faculty have helped set the national standards for certification, taught at national meetings, and currently organize and teach the leading five-day training program offered to participants from across the country and internationally.

Although described as a fellowship program, participants will be hired as hospital medicine faculty within the Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell.


Instructor, if not board-certified; assistant professor if board certified and at least one year of experience as a hospitalist.

Clinical Work

65 nights as a night hospitalist, with at least 20 nights working with house staff.

Help lead an ultrasound-guided procedure service, including weekends.


$115K for instructors; $125K for assistant professor.

Point of Care Ultrasound

31 weeks dedicated to learning, practicing, teaching, and supervising POCUS-related activities.

Fellowship Objectives
  • Achieve proficiency in basic and advanced point of care ultrasound
  • Obtain Society of Hospital Medicine (SMH) certification in basic POCUS.
  • Achieve proficiency in bedside ultrasound guided procedures
  • Learn how to organize, manage, and promote an academic ultrasound-guided procedure service
  • Achieve proficiency in teaching point of care ultrasound to students, residents, physician assistants, and faculty
  • Learn the processes for assuring, documenting, and certifying proficiency
  • Gain experience in organizing and leading a monthly educational conference in POCUS
  • Present and participate in a monthly journal club on POCUS literature
  • Gain experience in how ultrasonography is used in specialty fields like radiology, critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine
  • Participate in POCUS research with the goal of presenting results at a national meeting
HM-POCUS Faculty
Current Fellows
Class of 2023

Hafiz Jeelani, M.D.
Rolfe Retuya, M.D.
Fizza Sajid, D.O.

Recent Graduates
Class of 2022

Nachelle Aurelien, M.D.
Edward Bergin, M.D.
Tanveer-E-Fatema R Hassam, M.D.
Angelina Voronina, D.O.

Class of 2021

Laura Chen, D.O.
Nikita L. Rabelo-Pagán, M.D.

Class of 2020

Rajiv Bhagat, M.D.
Alberto Rojas, M.D.


This fellowship is not ACGME accredited.

If you are a foreign national, please note the following: We are currently unable to sponsor student visas. We are able to sponsor work visas, however, you have to be able to legally work in the U.S. as a physician. This includes eligibility for sitting for ABIM exams.

General Internal Medicine

Monika Safford, M.D., Chief

Blake Rambo, J.D., M.B.A., Administrator
Tel: (646) 962-5900
Fax: (646) 962-0508

Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship

Kathryn Zhu, M.P.A., Administrator




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