Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship




The Pediatric Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric POCUS fellowship in the South located in Houston in the nation’s fourth largest city. Texas Children’s is one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals and home to the largest number of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in the largest medical center in the world. As a level I pediatric trauma center with an estimated annual census of 77,000 patients at the main medical center campus and an additional 44,000 patients at the West Campus, our children’s hospital provides a unique educational experience combining high pediatric patient volume with diverse patient pathologies and populations.

The pediatric emergency medicine section at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine consists of 62 faculty including 43 pediatric emergency medicine subspecialists. The emergency department serves as an educational center for 15 pediatric emergency medicine fellows, medical students, and residents from the pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine programs of the Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Year Fellowship Started: 2015

Ultrasound Program Status
Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Number of Ultrasound Faculty: 4

Current Fellow
Amy Dutko
Anticipated completion: June 2021
Medical School: University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine

Notable Faculty
Kiyetta Alade, M.D., RDMS, Director of Pediatric Point-Of-Care Ultrasound.
Stephanie Leung, M.D., Director of Pediatric Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship.
Beth D'Amico, M.D.
Alia Hamad, D.O.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education
Our one-year pediatric POCUS fellowship offers an exceptional learning opportunity in an environment dedicated to physician education through rotations at Texas Children’s and the comprehensive medical center of the Baylor in the pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric radiology, and adult emergency medicine departments. The pediatric POCUS fellowship will help fellows gain expertise in ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation, develop research and administrative experience, and integrate ultrasound skills with clinical practice to become a leader in the field of pediatric point-of-care ultrasound.

Do you bill for ultrasounds? yes

Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds? yes

Other Information
Our Pediatric POCUS Fellowship is a Texas Medical Board Approved Fellowship.


About Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships


EUS Fellowships was formed in 2008 to provide coordination and structure to Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships, a growing field of Academic Fellowships in Emergency Medicine. EUS Fellowships facilitates transparency by providing information on all Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships in the United States of America. Applicants have an opportunity to directly compare what each program offers, using information posted by each fellowship. EUS Fellowships also provides a standardized electronic application for Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships.

The goal of EUS Fellowships is to foster a community of robust, academically productive Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships open to physicians with an interest in improving their skill level in obtaining and interpreting point-of-care ultrasound.




Affiliations with leading research and healthcare institutions in and around the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest healthcare complex, provide access to an exceptionally diverse array of people and resources. Discover how our affiliations enhance our education programs.

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