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Population Health
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Health
Director, Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Director, Ultrasound Education for Partners In Health
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center


Dr. Sachita Shah is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She works clinically at Harborview Medical Center caring for patients in the Emergency Department.

Dr. Shah is the Director of the Global Emergency Medicine and Rural Health Fellowship at UW, and she is an internationally known expert in the field of point-of-care ultrasound in limited resource settings. Outside of the university, she has served as Director of Ultrasound Education for a global non-profit organization, called Partners In Health, as past Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) International Ultrasound Subcommittee and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) global health community.

She balances her time between academic emergency medicine in the US and teaching and studying the impact of point-of-care ultrasound in several low-income countries. Her research focuses on the uses of clinical ultrasound in limited resource settings, current research on ultrasound in COVID, as well as optimizing education for ultrasound and emergency care in developing countries.

Education & Training


  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine (2004)
  • Internship and Residency, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (2008)
  • Fellowship, Emergency Ultrasound, Alameda County Medical Center- Highland Hospital (2008)

Research & Clinical Interests


  • Emergency Ultrasound
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound in Limited Resource Settings
  • Global Health


  • Impact of Ultrasound on Clinical Care
  • Women's Health
  • Global Health