Richard Amini, MD

Richard Amini, MD

Clinical Scholar
Asst. Dean, Student Affairs
Emergency Ultrasound Faculty


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4174A
(520) 626-5267
(520) 626-2480

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

Acuña J, Situ-LaCasse EH, Patanwala AE, et al. "Identification of gender differences in ultrasound milestone assessments during emergency medicine residency training: a pilot study." Adv Med Educ Pract. 2019;10:141-145.
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.
Amini R, Stolz L, Patanwala A, Adhikari S. "Reply." J Ultrasound Med. 2017;36(5):1073-1074.
Milligan R, Houmes S, Goldberg LC, Nagdev A, Amini R. "Ultrasound-guided forearm nerve blocks in managing hand and finger injuries." Intern Emerg Med. 2017.
Yousef KAndrew, Goshinska AJohn, Bailowitz ZP, Amini R. "Cactus thorn detection using bedside ultrasound." Intern Emerg Med. 2017;12(4):545-546.


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