Meet the Ultrasound Director:

Craig Sisson, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Associate Professor, Clinical
Director, Division of Ultrasound

Dr. Sisson graduated from the University of Michigan Honors College in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 1999. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine, earning his MD in 2003. Following medical school, Dr. Sisson completed a 4-year Emergency Medicine residency at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, RI in 2007 and a Fellowship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at Rhode Island Hospital in 2008. From 2008-2011 he was the Ultrasound Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine within the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He is an American College of Emergency Physicians Fellow and joined the UTHSCSA staff in August 2011 as an Assistant Clinical Professor and Ultrasound Director. Dr. Sisson is currently an Associate Clinical Professor and the Director of the Division of Ultrasound within the Department of Emergency Medicine. He also holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology. He is the Director of the popular EMED4051 Emergency Ultrasound Student Elective, and the Co-Director of the UTSOMSA Longitudinal Medical Student Ultrasound Curriculum. Dr. Sisson was pivotal in the design and development of the UTSOM Center for Clinical Ultrasound Education.

Program Overview:

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) consider competency in the use of bedside ultrasound an essential skill requirement for all emergency physicians. The UTHSCSA Emergency Medicine Residency Program provides a required ultrasound core curriculum that satisfies the training requirements set forth in the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines. However, it is our belief that to better prepare our residents to excel in a community and/pr academic environment we must provide opportunities for our residents to obtain skills above and beyond this minimum standard. If you choose UTHSCSA Emergency Medicine, you will know the equipment, physics, indications and applications of emergency ultrasound. You will also be prepared to excel in this field if you choose to continue on to ultrasound fellowship level training.


  • Provide the highest quality ultrasound education to medical students, residents and faculty
  • Become a regional and state leader in the field of emergency ultrasound


Christopher Gelabert, MD, FACEP
Associate Director, Division of Ultrasound

Dr. Chris Gelabert is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor within the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. Currently, he is the Associate Director for the Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Associate Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, and oversees all Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities within the Division of Emergency Ultrasound. As Associate Director, Dr. Gelabert shares responsibility for educational, administrative and research activities within the Division.

Dr. Gelabert grew up in Texas, graduating from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He then attended the University of Texas, School of Medicine here in San Antonio. After medical school, he moved to New York where he completed Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. During his residency he was recognized as both the Emergency Department Resident of the Year and Emergency Department Staff Member of the Year. He then went on to complete his Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in 2014.

Dr. Gelabert moved back to San Antonio in 2014 as a full-time academic faculty member within the UT Health Department of Emergency Medicine. While he is the Associate Ultrasound Director, his primary teaching focus is clinical emergency medicine for residents and medical students, earning him the Golden Apple Clinical Teaching award in June 2017. He has subsequently become Assistant Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program beginning July 2017. His research interests include developing new methods for medical student and resident ultrasound education, ultrasound feasibility in obesity, and is proud to be a member of the UT Medicine family.

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Updated: 9/25/2017
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