Daniel Theodoro, MD, MSCI

Division Chief of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Daniel Theodoro Research


Dr. Daniel Theodoro, MD, MSCI holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classics from Brown University where he graduated in 1993. He stayed at Brown University as part of the Program in Liberal Medical Education where he earned his medical degree in 1997. In 1997 he completed a one year internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital knowing his following 3 years would be spent at the Albert Eisnetien College of Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Program at both Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. In 2000 Dr. Theodoro completed his Emergency Medicine Residency as Chief Resident.

In the following year Dr. Theodoro was one of only 2 Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellows in the United States participating in the first Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York under Michael Blaivas, MD RDMS. Dan continued on as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship where he graduated six Emergency Medicine Fellowship candidates before deciding to pursuit further research training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2005. From 2006 to 2009 Dr. Theodoro was the recipient of a K12 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant/KL2 Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) in the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program that focused on the impact of ultrasound guidance on central venous cannulation. In 2009 Dr. Theodoro received a K08 grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focusing on the safety and complications of central venous cannulation in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Theodoro has served as faculty on several national and international CME events including the Inter-American Emergency Medicine Conference in BuenosAires, Argentina and Harvard University’s International Emergency Medicine Italian Project in Florence, Italy. He has also served a guest lecturer at the internationally attended World Congress on Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care in New York City.  He has served on numerous collaborative projects including founding and establishment of the Real Time Assessment with Sonography Outcomes Network (REASON) Trial since his Chairmanship of the Society for Academic Emergency Physicians Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Interest Group (SAEM EUSIG) in 2007.  He  has served as the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound education liaison for both the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and SAEM since 2008. Dr. Theodoro has contributed to the establishment of emergency medicine ultrasound training guidelines for both emergency medicine residents as well as for emergency medicine fellows.

There are 1,834 publications, world-wide, in 17 different languages with authors from over 100 countries containing the keyword “Emergency Ultrasonography.” Dr. Theodoro is among the top authors for this search with 14 publications. He has collaborated with nearly 70 authors from nearly 30 institutions in the United States. Dr. Theodoro’s publications have been cited 526 times in over 160 unique journals and other sources in six non-English languages by authors from over 50 countries.