Richard Amini, MD

Richard Amini, MD

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Faculty


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
PO Box 245057 Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-6312

Dr. Amini was born in Granada, Spain and is Cuban/Iranian American. He grew up in various cities including Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; and Springfield, IL. He attended college and medical school at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Amini completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona. After residency, Dr. Amini completed a two-year combined Emergency Ultrasound and Research fellowship at the University of Arizona. He is currently the Associate Program Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the UA College of Medicine, and a Professor of Emergency Medicine.


MD: 2008, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
2011, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2012, Emergency Ultrasound, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Selected Recent Publications

Situ-LaCasse E, Acuña J, Huynh D, et al. "Can ultrasound novices develop image acquisition skills after reviewing online ultrasound modules?" BMC Med Educ. 2021;21(1):175.
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.
Amini R, Patanwala AE, Shokoohi H, Adhikari S. "Number Needed to Scan: Evidence-Based Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)." Cureus. 2021;13(8):e17278.
Amini R, Camacho L, Acuña J, La Casse EHSitu-, Adhikari S. "Point of Care Ultrasound in Pyogenic Tenosynovitis: A Case Report." Bull Emerg Trauma. 2020;8(1):41-46.
Valenzuela J, Stilson B, Patanwala A, Amini R, Adhikari S. "Prevalence, documentation, and communication of incidental findings in focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examinations." Am J Emerg Med. 2020;38(7):1414-1418.


Board Certification: 
Emergency Medicine, 2013
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center South