Daniel Theodoro, MD

Daniel Theodoro, MD

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


  • B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1993
  • M.D., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 1997
  • MSCI, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2009


  • Residency: Jacobi-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 2001
  • Chief Resident, Jacobi-Montefiore Hospital, Emergency Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2001
  • Fellowship: Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, 2001-2002

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine 2002, 2012 (Recertification)

Honors and Awards

  • Chief Resident, Jacobi-Montefiore Program in Emergency Medicine, 2001
  • Leadership and Contribution Award, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, North Shore University Hospital, New York, 2005
  • Golden Stethoscope Award for Clinical Teaching, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 2006
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) “Outstanding Reviewer,” 2009.
  • “Best Abstract” Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Great Plains Regional Confernce, 2014

Recent Publications

Peer reviewed manuscripts

  1. Blaivas M, Brannam L, Theodoro D. Ultrasound image quality comparison between an inexpensive handheld emergency department (ED) ultrasound machine and a large mobile ED ultrasound system. Acad Emerg Med. 2004;11(7):778-81. PubMed PMID: 15231471.
  2. Theodoro D, Blaivas M, Duggal S, Snyder G, Lucas M. Real-time B-mode ultrasound in the ED saves time in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The American journal of emergency medicine. 2004;22(3):197-200. PubMed PMID: 15138956
  3. Akhtar S, Theodoro D, Gaspari R, Tayal V, Sierzenski P, Lamantia J, Stahmer S, Raio C. Resident training in emergency ultrasound: consensus recommendations from the 2008 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Conference. Acad Emerg Med. 2009;16 Suppl 2:S32-6. PubMed PMID: 20053207.
  4. Theodoro D, Bausano B, Lewis L, Evanoff B, Kollef M. A descriptive comparison of ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation of the internal jugular vein to landmark-based subclavian vein cannulation. Acad Emerg Med. 2010;17(4):416-22. PubMed PMID: 20370781; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3595167.
  5. Theodoro D, Krauss M, Kollef M, Evanoff B. Risk factors for acute adverse events during ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2010;17(10):1055-61. PubMed PMID: 21040106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3597243.
  6. Flynn CJ, Weppler A, Theodoro D, Haney E, Milne WK. Emergency medicine ultrasonography in rural communities. Can J Rural Med. 2012;17(3):99-104. PubMed PMID: 22735086.
  7. Miner JR, Lewis LM, Mosnaim GS, Varon J, Theodoro D, Hoffmann TJ. Feasibility of percutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(4):421-9. PubMed PMID: 22506946.
  8. Lewiss RE, Pearl M, Nomura JT, Baty G, Bengiamin R, Duprey K, Stone M, Theodoro D, Akhtar S. CORD-AEUS: consensus document for the emergency ultrasound milestone project. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(7):740-5. PubMed PMID: 23859589.
  9. Theodoro D, Owens PL, Olsen MA, Fraser V. Rates and timing of central venous cannulation among patients with sepsis and respiratory arrest admitted by the emergency department. Critical care medicine. 2014;42(3):554-64. PubMed PMID: 24145846; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3944374.
  10. Theodoro DL, Olsen MA, Warren DK, McMullen KM, Asaro P, Henderson A, Tozier M, Fraser V. Emergency Department Central Line-associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSI) Incidence in the Era of Prevention Practices. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;22(9):1048-55

Books and Chapters

  1. Theodoro DL. Hepatobiliary. In: Ma OJ, Mateer, J.R., Blaivas, M. , ed. Emergency Ultrasound. 2nd ed. China: McGraw-Hill; 2008:169-192.
  2. Contributing Author. Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines. American College of Emergency Physicians Policy Statement. October 2008.
  3. Lewis, R. Theodoro DL. Hepatobiliary. In: Ma OJ, Mateer, J.R. ed. Emergency Ultrasound. 3rd ed. China: McGraw-Hill; 2014: 247-272.
  4. Theodoro, DL. Vascular Injury. In: Brown, S., Blaivas, M., ed. Critical Care Ultrasound. In press.