Bret P Nelson, MD
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PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
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Emergency Medicine
Emergency Ultrasound

Dr. Nelson has studied the use of portable ultrasound in out-of-hospital and resource poor environments as well as multimodal approaches to ultrasound education. In addition, Dr. Nelson is evaluating the use of ultrasound in medical school curriculum and the value to residents when used on the wards.

MD, State University of NY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

Residency, Emergency Medicine, Brigham & Womens Hospital


American Board of Emergency Medicine



American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine


Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Faculty Education Award

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


National Faculty Teaching Award

American College of Emergency Physicians



Macy Program for Educators in Health Program


Master Educator

Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education


Excellence in Teaching

Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education


Attending of the Year Award

Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency


Exellence in Teach Award

Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency


Resident Teach Award

Harvard Medical School


Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


Selected Publications

International consensus conference recommendations on ultrasound education for undergraduate medical students. Richard A. Hoppmann, Jeanette Mladenovic, Lawrence Melniker, Radu Badea, Michael Blaivas, Miguel Montorfano, Alfred Abuhamad, Vicki Noble, Arif Hussain, Gregor Prosen, Tomás Villen, Gabriele Via, Ramon Nogue, Craig Goodmurphy, Marcus Bastos, G. Stephen Nace, Giovanni Volpicelli, Richard J. Wakefield, Steve Wilson, Anjali Bhagra, Jongyeol Kim, David Bahner, Chris Fox, Ruth Riley, Peter Steinmetz, Bret P. Nelson, John Pellerito, Levon N. Nazarian, L. Britt Wilson, Irene W.Y. Ma, David Amponsah, Keith R. Barron, Renee K. Dversdal, Mike Wagner, Anthony J. Dean, David Tierney, James W. Tsung, Paula Nocera, José Pazeli, Rachel Liu, Susanna Price, Luca Neri, Barbara Piccirillo, Adi Osman, Vaughan Lee, Nitha Naqvi, Tomislav Petrovic, Paul Bornemann, Maxime Valois, Jean Francoise Lanctot, Robert Haddad, Deepak Govil, Laura A. Hurtado, Vi Am Dinh, Robert M. DePhilip, Beatrice Hoffmann, Resa E. Lewiss, Nayana A. Parange, Akira Nishisaki, Stephanie J. Doniger, Paul Dallas, Kevin Bergman, J. Oscar Barahona, Ximena Wortsman, R. Stephen Smith, Craig A. Sisson, James Palma, Mike Mallin, Liju Ahmed, Hassan Mustafa. Ultrasound Journal

A Multicenter, Prospective Study Comparing Subxiphoid and Parasternal Views During Brief Echocardiography: Effect on Image Quality, Acquisition Time, and Visualized Anatomy. Romolo J. Gaspari, Timothy Gleeson, Stephen Alerhand, William Caputo, Sara Damewood, Christopher Dicroce, Kristin Dwyer, Ryan Gibbons, Joshua Greenstein, Justin Harvey, Michael Hill, Beatrice Hoffmann, Mary Kate Jordan, Benjamin Karfunkle, Charles Kropf, Robert Lindsay, Shawn Luo, Monika Lusiak, Ari Nalbandian, Leily Naraghi, Bret Nelson, L. Connor Nickels, Laura Nolting, Alexandra Nordberg, Ashley Panicker, Joseph Pare, Mandy Peach, Dorcas Pinto, Powell Graham, Gabe Rose, Frances Russell, Jesse Schafer, Mark Scheatzle, Nikolai Schnittke, Marina Shpilko, Zachary Soucy, Jeffrey R. Stowell, Daniel Vryhof, Michael Gottlieb. Journal of Emergency Medicine

Multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound for COVID-19 (PoCUS4COVID): international expert consensus. Arif Hussain, Gabriele Via, Lawrence Melniker, Alberto Goffi, Guido Tavazzi, Luca Neri, Tomas Villen, Richard Hoppmann, Francesco Mojoli, Vicki Noble, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Pablo Blanco, Irene W.Y. Ma, Mahathar Abd Wahab, Abdulmohsen Alsaawi, Majid Al Salamah, Martin Balik, Diego Barca, Karim Bendjelid, Belaid Bouhemad, Pablo Bravo-Figueroa, Raoul Breitkreutz, Juan Calderon, Jim Connolly, Roberto Copetti, Francesco Corradi, Anthony J. Dean, André Denault, Deepak Govil, Carmela Graci, Young Rock Ha, Laura Hurtado, Toru Kameda, Michael Lanspa, Christian B. Laursen, Francis Lee, Rachel Liu, Massimiliano Meineri, Miguel Montorfano, Peiman Nazerian, Bret P. Nelson, Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Ramon Nogue, Adi Osman, José Pazeli, Elmo Pereira-Junior, Tomislav Petrovic, Emanuele Pivetta, Jan Poelaert, Susanna Price, Gregor Prosen, Shalim Rodriguez, Philippe Rola, Colin Royse, Yale Tung Chen, Mike Wells, Adrian Wong, Wang Xiaoting, Wang Zhen, Yaseen Arabi. Critical Care

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Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology companies, and other outside entities to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their outside financial relationships.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Nelson during 2023 and/or 2024. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting or Other Professional Services: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership

  • Echonous
  • Simulab Corporation
  • Philips Healthcare
  • DiA

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.