Christopher L Moore, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Emergency Ultrasound; Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Research Interests

Diagnostic Imaging; Education, Medical; Emergency Medicine; Pulmonary Embolism; Ultrasonography; Renal Colic

Research Summary

Dr. Moore's research interests are primarily in the area of diagnostic imaging in the emergency department, including ultrasound and CT. He is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to disseminate the appropriate use of reduced-dose CT protocols for renal colic (kidney stone).

Other interests include bedside ultrasound, pulmonary embolism (PE), aortic dissection, kidney stones bedside echocardiography, and emergency ultrasound education.

In 2009 Dr. Moore received the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine "Ultrasound Achievement Award"; a national award for "Exceptional Academic Accomplishments and Leadership in Emergency Ultrasound".

Extensive Research Description

My primary interest is in developing the potential of bedside physician performed ultrasound. Ultrasound has been described as "the stethoscope of the future" and with advances in machine size, quality, this is finally beginning to be a reality. However, ultrasound is a user-dependent technology whose efficacy is largely dependent on the training of the person obtaining and interpreting images. I am interested in investigating how this tool is best used in the emergency department and other settings as well as providing effective education and assessment of competency.

I have now run a fellowship in emergency ultrasound for five years as well as rotations for residents and medical students.Prior work I have completed has focused on the bedside evaluation of left ventricular function in patients with hypo-tension or dyspnea. We have also looked at screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms and the prognostic value of peritoneal free fluid in patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy. I have also looked at issues regarding penetration of ultrasound technology into academic and community settings.

Ongoing projects include expanding the utility of bedside ultrasound in the evaluation of congestive heart failure, sepsis, and pulmonary embolism. We are also working on a web-based training and competency assessment tool (see

In a wider sense I am also interested in diagnostic tests, in particular for pulmonary embolism (d-dimer, pre-test probability) and markers for head injury in minor trauma (S100B).

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Contact Info

Christopher L Moore, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Emergency MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste South Pavilion 218

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Seamco Building
464 Congress Avenue, Ste Suite 260

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06519-1315

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