David Riley, MD, MSc, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RMSK

Dr. David Riley is the CUMC Director of Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasonography and Ultrasound Research. Dr. Riley completed his Emergency Medicine training at the Los Angeles County - Martin Luther King Trauma Center and at the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City where he served as Chief Resident. He also completed Columbia Summer Research Institute and the Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods and Biostatistics from the Columbia University School of Public Health. He has won numerous awards including the St. Luke’s Roosevelt Nursing Education Appreciation Award and he won the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine National Visual Diagnosis Contest. Dr. Riley is also a senior Oral Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Riley developed the first Manhattan Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship training program and he trained 12 Fellows who are all leaders of emergency ultrasound at academic medical centers including Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2012 he was part of the first ARDMS pioneer group to complete his RMSK certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound, making him the first emergency physician in the nation to achieve medical (RDMS), cardiac (RDCS), vascular (RVT) and musculoskeletal (RMSK) ultrasound certifications. He has lectured and taught hands on point of care emergency ultrasonography locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Riley has developed an active ultrasound clinical research division in the Emergency Department at the Columbia University Medical Center with multiple projects up and running with active patient enrollments. Dr. Riley has published over twenty articles in peer reviewed journals. He was the first CUMC Emergency Department physician to receive both the CUMC Clinical and Translational Science Award, Pilot Grant for $50,000 and the NIH-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute – PRIDE Scholar Diversity Award to study point of care bedside clinical ultrasonography in the Emergency Department at Columbia University Medical Center.

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