UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Gelabert, Christopher J

School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

I am Full time core faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Ultrasound Director, Associate Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Faculty for EMED 4051 Emergency Ultrasound Elective, and the Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement for all bedside ultrasounds performed in the Emergency Department. When working clinically, I am responsible for supervising all clinical care issues for patients presenting to myself and my staff when on shift in the Emergency Department. I supervise Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, off-service residents and Emergency Medicine residents while on duty in the Emergency Department. Further, I am responsible for educating and supervising 3rd and 4th year medical students throughout my clinical shifts. My teaching responsibilities blend in with my clinical responsibilities on a regular basis. While on shift I am teaching all those present about Emergency Medicine in general, and Emergent Bedside Ultrasound as well. Frequently I have residents and students present in the Emergency Department during my shifts who are taking my core residency curriculum and medical student elective. Conversely, when I am in the Emergency Department performing supervision and teaching duties for residents and students and not "officially" on the schedule to work clinically I am frequently called upon to perform tasks that aid in the clinical management of patients.

Within the Division of Ultrasound, I am the Associate Ultrasound Director, and Associate Fellowship Director. Within the division, my responsibilities include teaching residents during the core Emergency Ultrasound rotation during the PGY1 year for Emergency Medicine residents, giving weekly lectures, intense hands-on direction and feedback. I am one of 2 faculty that runs the EMED 4051 MS4 Emergency Ultrasound Elective, teaching 40 students/year in one of the most popular MS4 courses available at UT Health.

I am the director of Quality Assurance & Quality Improvement program for all bedside ultrasounds that are performed within the emergency department. We have accomplished the following: Wireless image transfer capabilities for our ultrasound unit, worked with radiology and are able to store our images on the PACS image archive system. I am currently working on developing a cloud-based solution for QA that would be department-wide at UHS and include medical student and resident ultrasounds, as well as clinical ultrasounds performed by faculty. This solution will also enable me to give prompt and quality feedback and track progress throughout training.

This year we are beginning our Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, where I am the Associate Director, helping develop curriculum for our fellow, giving hands on instruction, feedback, teaching billing, credentialing, equipment purchasing, didactics and teaching seminars, as well as developing a department-wide online ultrasound workflow solution for better transparency of imaging, billing, and reporting.

8/2014 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical The University of Texas Health Science Center, Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, TX