Josie Acuña, MD

Josie G. Acuña, MD

Associate Professor
Emergency Ultrasound Core Faculty
Member, Promotion & Tenure Committee

Contact:

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4161B
Phone: 
(520) 626-4239
Fax: 
(520) 626-2480

Dr. Acuña earned her medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed her Emergency Medicine residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at the University of Arizona. She currently serves as faculty for Emergency Medicine residency program at the University of Arizona, as well for the Emergency Ultrasound fellowship program. She has worked closely with the various colleges at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus lecturing on the use of bedside ultrasound, providing hands-ultrasound teaching sessions to students and has been involved in projects to integrate ultrasound education into the core curriculum. Dr. Acuña served as past chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the College of Medicine and remains closely involved with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has authored several manuscripts and book chapters in Emergency Ultrasound, and has lectured at national venues. She has also served on several national committees related to point-of-care ultrasound. Her most recent publications have focused on gender inclusion and diversity in academic medicine.

Education

Degrees: 
MD: 2013, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
BS: 2009, The University of Southern California
BA: 2009, The University of Southern California
Residency: 
2016, Staten Island University Hospital
Fellowship: 
2017, Emergency Ultrasound, The University of Arizona

Selected Recent Publications

Rosario J, Lewiss RE, Stolz LA, et al. "Creating a more racial-ethnic inclusive clinical ultrasound community." Am J Emerg Med. 2022;54:208-211.
Acuña J, Yarnish A, Situ-LaCasse E, Amini R, Adhikari S. "The Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Arthrocentesis Among Emergency Medicine Residents." Open Access Emerg Med. 2021;13:161-167.
Stolz L, Situ-LaCasse E, Acuña J, et al. "What is the ideal approach for emergent pericardiocentesis using point-of-care ultrasound guidance?" World J Emerg Med. 2021;12(3):169-173.
Acuña J, Pierre CM, Sorenson J, Adhikari S. "Point-of-care Ultrasound to Evaluate Breast Pathology in the Emergency Department." West J Emerg Med. 2021;22(2):284-290.

Clinical

Board Certification: 
ABEM, Emergency Medicine, 2017
Hospitals: 
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center South