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Christopher L Moore, MD

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

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Christopher L Moore, MD

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Dr. Moore has established and directed the Emergency Ultrasound Section since arriving at Yale in 2002. He is fellowship trained in emergency ultrasound and founded and directed the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship from 2003-2019. His research interest are in diagnostic testing in the emergency department setting, particularly imaging tests such as ultrasound and computed tomography. He has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on R-level grants to minimize CT overutilization and is currently funded by the Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA) to help develop automated intelligence (AI) solutions for lung ultrasound in COVID-19.

In addition to his research, Dr. Moore oversees education in point-of-care ultrasound including the teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and directing national CME conferences. 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. He is chair of the Yale Point-of-care Ultrasound Council (YPUC), a multidisciplinary group devoted to enhancing quality of point-of-care ultrasound within YNHH.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Resurrection Medical Center (2002)
  • Resident
    Carolinas Medical Center (2001)
  • MD
    University of Virginia School of Medicine (1998)
  • BA
    Amherst College (1992)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Alvin Feinstein Award for Clinical TeachingYale School of Medicine2016
Best Faculty Presentation, SAEM National MeetingSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine2013
FellowAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine2013
Ultrasound Achievement AwardSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine2009
Inducted as honorary fellowTimothy Dwight College2009
National Teaching AwardAmerican College of Emergency Physicians2007
Senior MemberAmerican Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine2007
Research Award, Best Oral PresentationConnecticut College of Emergency Physicians2004
FellowAmerican College of Emergency Physicians2004
Teaching AwardSection of Emergency Medicine2004
Best Resident Oral PresentationSociety for Academic Emergency Medicine2001
Outstanding Resident Research Achievement AwardCarolinas Medical Center2001
Alpha Omega AlphaUniversity of Virginia School of Medicine1997
Xigma Chi Honor SocietyAmherst College1991

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