Sarah Stahmer, MD

Director of Ultrasound Clinical Associate Professor


Dr. Stahmer is the director of Ultrasound for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She has been involved in the development of ultrasound practice and training guidelines in emergency medicine for over 20 years. Her focus at UNC has been the development of a vigorous ultrasound training program that now is notable for sonographic competency among its trainees, an image archiving system within EPIC that allows for QA and billing, and the development of a POCUS community within the institution and the School of Medicine


Medical School:
Cornell University
Medical College
New York, NY

Cornell University
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Internal Medicine
New York, NY

Drexel University
Hahnemann University hospital
Philadelphia, PA


Areas of Interest

Medical Education and Teaching, Ultrasound, Cardiology

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Professional Societies & Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Society for Academic Emergency Physicians (SAEM)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
  • Council of Residency Directors (CORD)

Special Honors & Awards

  • Michael Wainscott Award for Leadership and Teaching in Residency Education, CORD (2013)
  • Fellow: Duke Leadership Academy (2010)
  • Woman’s Leadership in Academic Medicine, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) (2009)
  • Impact Award, CORD (2009)