Dr. Phillip Andrus joined the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine in July 2004, after completing his residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He guided the Department's Division of Emergency Critical Care until 2009 when he spent a year as Dr. Bret Nelson's Fellow in Emergency Ultrasound here at Sinai. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Assistant Director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Division, where his research is focused on the use of point of care ultrasound in the management of critically ill patients.
He is an active participant in several organizations devoted to enhancing clinical utility of ultrasound technology, including the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), as well as the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)'s Ultrasound Sections.
As co-director of the Division of Emergency Critical Care, he is involved in coordinating between the Hospital and city-wide efforts to improve care for patients with Severe Sepsis and those undergoing therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest patients undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia.