Dr. Vivek Tayal, MD, FACEP
Board Certification   
Emergency Medicine
Current Professional Affiliation
Professor of Emergency Medicine,
Director of Emergency Ultrasound,
Carolinas Medical Center Main, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina (23years)
Clinical Faculty, UNC School of Medicine,
Participation in AIUM Committee Work
AIUM Emergency (and Critical Care) Section initiation
AIUM Task Force for FAST Examination Guideline 2006, 2013
Contributions as a Faculty Member at AIUM Meetings
“Emergency Ultrasound in Skin and Soft-tissue Infection” American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting, March 15, 2008, San Diego, CA
“ Extremity Trauma” AIUM Categorical Course 2009. April 5, 2009, New York, NY
Primary Area(s) of Ultrasound Experience
Emergency, Point-of-care, Focused, Critical Care Ultrasound
9 Book chapters
1 Book Review
42 Peer reviewed scientific article
4 lay articles
13 Letters to the editor
56 Scientific abstracts
60 Academic presentations (grand round, major meeting, or other)
Affiliations and Positions with Other Professional Societies
American College of Emergency Physician Emergency Ultrasound Section
Chair – 2000-2001, 2007-2008
Chair – writing group ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines
Senior Director, Ultrasound Management Course
Member ACEP-ASE Task force 2009-2011
Member, American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Clinical Ultrasonography Task Force
Member, ACEP Federal and Governmental Affairs Committee
What are your Goals for the AIUM?
I believe that the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine should be foremost multidisciplinary organization in the United States to promote safe, effective, and accurate use of ultrasound by all providers. In Emergency Medicine, we have had two decades of developing and building point of care ultrasound use by our physicians and providers. With the growth of point of care uses across multiple disciplines, the AIUM is strategically posed to assist and coordinate among multiple specialty organizations. At the same time, ultrasound has assumed its rightful place in the world of diagnostic, therapeutic, and monitored care between clinical evaluation and advanced imaging modalities like CT and MRI. Ultrasound First is a fantastic motto for the AIUM, and it presents the medical world the theory, the goal, and challenges as clinical specialties assume ultrasound use.
I have been privileged to work with the AIUM staff, leadership, and membership since 2000, and I have been able to contribute to clinical guidelines and present scientific sessions. With acknowledgement and respect to my other emergency medicine and point-of-care colleagues who have contributed to the AIUM, I hope to continue the positive relationships and further the AIUM’s outreach and collaboration as a new world of ultrasound uses makes medical care safer, efficient, and more satisfying to our patients.