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Christopher L Moore, MD

Associate 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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Mailing Address

  • 20 York Street

    New Haven, CT, 06519-1315

    United States



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

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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