Christopher L Moore, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine: Dose Optimization for Stone Evaluation (DOSE) | Emergency Medicine York Street Campus Faculty | Emergency Ultrasound

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Moore has established and directed the Emergency Ultrasound Section over the last thirteen years. He is fellowship trained in emergency ultrasound and founded and directed the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship over the last twelve years. His research interest are in diagnostic testing in the emergency department setting, particularly imaging tests such as ultrasound and computed tomography. He is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to disseminate the appropriate use of reduced-dose CT scan protocols in renal colic (kidney stone).

In addition to his research, Dr. Moore runs the emergency ultrasound rotation, a required rotation for emergency medicine residents which is also popular as an elective both with Yale residents from other services, medical students and trainees from other institutions. He teaches ultrasound as part of the first year Yale School of Medicine Anatomy Course and is involved in the point-of-care ultrasound education pilot for the Yale School of Medicine, now in its third year. He has established and directed the New England Point-of-care Ultrasound Course, one of the largest courses in the country, which is has also been given in the Caribbean the last four years. He is past-chair of the Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Section at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) where he is a senior member and a former member of the AIUM Board of Governors.

Dr. Moore is a 2007 recipient of the ACEP Teacher of the Year Award and received the Ultrasound Achievement Award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in 2009. He has lectured internationally in Europe, China, South America, and New Zealand. On a clinical level Dr. Moore has worked within Yale New Haven Hospital to establish clinical ultrasound privileges and has overseen the training of attending physicians in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Education & Training

MD University of Virginia School of Medicine (1998)
BA Amherst College (1992)
Fellow Resurrection Medical Center
Resident Carolinas Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2002, recertified: 2012)

Honors & Recognition

  • Alvin Feinstein Award for Clinical TeachingYale University School of Medicine (2016)

  • Best Faculty Presentation, SAEM National MeetingSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine (2013)

  • FellowAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2013)

  • Ultrasound Achievement AwardSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine (2009)

  • Inducted as honorary fellowTimothy Dwight College (2009)

  • National Teaching AwardAmerican College of Emergency Physicians (2007)

  • Senior MemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2007)

  • Research Award, Best Oral PresentationConnecticut College of Emergency Physicians (2004)

  • FellowAmerican College of Emergency Physicians (2004)

  • Teaching AwardSection of Emergency Medicine (2004)

  • Best Resident Oral PresentationSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine (2001)

  • Outstanding Resident Research Achievement AwardCarolinas Medical Center (2001)

  • Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine (1997)

  • Xigma Chi Honor SocietyAmherst College (1991)

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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
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Office Location
Seamco Building
464 Congress Avenue, Ste Suite 260

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

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