Matthew Dawson, MD, Emergency Medicine, Lexington, KY

MatthewDawsonMDRDMS, RDCS

Emergency Medicine Lexington, KY

Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Assistant EM Program Director, University of Kentucky

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  • I am the Point of Care Ultrasound Director for the University of Kentucky and the Emergency Medicine Assistant Program Director. I'm the co-creator and host of The Ultrasound Podcast, which is downloaded >30,000 per months. I have also co-authored the text books Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Volume 1 and Volume 2. I'm very interested in electronic education and co-developed the One Minute Ultrasound smartphone app as well. Another professional interest of mine is the future of medical education and I have lectured nationally and internationally on this as well as point of care ultrasound.

Education & Training

  • University of UtahFellowship, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Utah
    University of UtahChief Residency, Emergency Medicine, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Utah
    University of UtahResidency, Emergency Medicine, 2007 - 2010
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of MedicineClass of 2007
  • University of the CumberlandsBA, Chemistry and Economics, 1999 - 2001

Certifications & Licensure

  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 2008 - 2012
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Semi-Finalist for National Resident Research Award at SAEM 2010
  • University of Utah Resident Research Award 2010
  • University of Utah Esprit de Corp Award 2010
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Accuracy of Ultrasound Guided Marking of the Cricothyroid Membrane Prior to Simulated Failed Intubation.  
    Curtis, K, Ahern M, Dawson M, Mallin M., The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Point of Care Ultrasound: Current Uses and Challenges.  
    Dawson M, Mallin M., IHE-online
  • A Survey of the Current Utilization of Asynchronous Education Among Emergency Medicine Residents in the United States  
    Schlein S, Fix M, Doctor S, Dawson M, Perry M, Coates W, Academic Medicine
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Evaluating Applicants to a New Emergency Medicine Residency Program: Characteristics of Applicants Who Used the Electronic Residency Application Service Vs. Applicants...
    Dawson M, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 54(3), S10.


  • A Cadaver-Based Curriculum for Ultrasound-Guided Applications and Procedures: A Promising Alternative in Emergency Ultrasound Education 
    University of Kentucky, KY - 5/16/2014
  • D-Dimer as a Potential Screening Tool in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. 
    SAEM Western Regional Research Forum
  • No Place Like Home: Geographic Ties Positively Affect a Residencies Applicant Pool. 
    SAEM Western Regional Research Forum
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