SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Welcome to EUS

EUS Workshop for Nurses and Techs: Coming in July 2013

An EUS course for nurses and techs is scheduled to take place at the GI Department, 4th floor, University Hospital, UH 4157 Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121.
Completion of the course awards 12.75 contact hours.

For additional information, please contact Kathleen McGreevy at 1-317-944-5392 or kmcgreev@iupui.edu

EUS Doctors Front row from the right: Lee McHenry, MD; Julia LeBlanc, MD; Stuart Sherman, MD. Back row from the right: Mohammad Al-Haddad, MD; John DeWitt, MD; Gregory Cote, MD.

The Indiana University Medical Center endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) service was started in 1987, the third in the country at that time to provide EUS services. Over the years, several prominent national and international leaders in gastrointestinal endoscopy have trained in EUS at this program and subsequently moved on to provide this service around the country and the globe.

Currently our program includes six faculty members that operate two dedicated EUS rooms which are equipped with the latest generations of endoscopes, ultrasound processors and instruments. Our team also includes a cadre of well trained GI nurses and technicians. We expect to perform more than 2500 EUS procedures in 2010, a volume which may exceed any other academic or tertiary center nationally. Our patients are directly referred from physicians within the state of Indiana as well as neighboring states. To complement our missions of service to our patients, referring physicians and clinical research, we have a dedicated EUS fellowship program that trains one or two physicians per year in the discipline. This fellowship program has graduated over thirty highly qualified endosonographers who currently work in the United States and in other countries around the world. To further advance the field, our group conducts and participates in cutting edge clinical research that aim to evaluate the role of EUS in evaluation of variety of benign and malignant GI tract, pancreaticobiliary, liver, and lung disorders. Our research also assesses new technologies and devices to develop the emerging field of interventional EUS.

In this website, patients can find answers to questions about their endoscopy procedures, physicians contact our office to refer patients to our department and potential endoscopy fellows can apply for training opportunities. We hope you will find this helpful in your search.