Chris Howarth, MD

Clinical Leader of Adult Emergency Ultrasound Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Chris Howarth is the Clinical Leader of the Adult EM US program. He is involved in monitor faculty credentialing progress, keeps faculty up-to-date on clinical scanning protocols and is a master of QA. He is also known as the “kidney master” and “hydro king”. A word from Chris: "Most of my time is spent teaching clinically in the department, doing group and individual US QA sessions with the residents and faculty and encouraging our staff to use ultrasound as frequently as I once used my stethoscope. POCUS is the most important advance to the specialty of Emergency Medicine in my 30 years of practice and I am excited to help spread its use."


Medical School:
University of California, Los Angeles
School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

LAC+USC Medical Center
Emergency Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Professional Societies & Memberships

  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Special Honors & Awards

  • Glasgow Award, UNC Department of Emergency Medicine (2011, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • Socrates Award, UNC Department of Emergency Medicine (2012, 2002)
  • Renaissance Award, UNC Department of Emergency Medicine (2014)