Albert Fiorello

Albert B. Fiorello, MD, RDMS, FAAEM, FACEP

Associate Professor
Director, University Campus Residency
SQ Clinical Track Director

Contact:

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4172A
Phone: 
(520) 626-1554
Fax: 
(520) 626-2480

Dr. Fiorello grew up and went to college and medical school in Buffalo, NY.  In 1995 he trekked across the country to come to the University of Arizona for residency.  He quickly realized that snow is to visit and never shovel again and has become a Tucson transplant.

After residency, he joined the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service, working for the Indian Health Service, stationed in Sells, Arizona on the Tohono O’odham reservation.  During that time, he stayed on as part-time faculty with the Department of Emergency Medicine working at University Medical Center.  After four years working with the IHS, he resigned his commission to pursue a full-time academic career in our department.  In 2002 he became the department’s first Director for Emergency Ultrasound and in 2004 he became the Associate Program Director for what is now the University Campus Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  In 2011 he assumed the role of Residency Director.

He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and is a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, the Student National Medical Association, and an alumni member of the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association.  He is a senior oral boards examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  He is active in local GME leadership, having chaired the hospital’s GME Committee for several years and currently chairs the GME Special Reviews Committee, and is a member of the GME Diversity Committee.  He also serves on several hospital leadership committees including the Banner UMC Tucson Peer Review Committee, the Joint Claims Committee, the Banner Emergency Medicine Clinical Consensus Group, and is a member-at-large on the Banner UMC Tucson Medical Executive Committee.

Dr. Fiorello’s clinical and academic interests include point-of-care ultrasound, sepsis, medical education, risk management and process improvement. 

Education

Degrees: 
MD: 1995, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Residency: 
1998, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Selected Recent Publications

Stolz LA, Amini R, Situ-LaCasse E, et al. "Multimodular Ultrasound Orientation: Residents' Confidence and Skill in Performing Point-of-care Ultrasound." Cureus. 2018;10(11):e3597.
Stoneking L, Winkler J, Deluca L, et al. "Physician Documentation of Sepsis Syndrome Is Associated with More Aggressive Treatment." Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015;16(3):401-407.
Amini R, Adhikari S, Fiorello A. "Ultrasound competency assessment in emergency medicine residency programs." Acad Emerg Med. 2014;21(7):799-801.

Clinical

Hospitals: 
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center South