Srikar Adhikari, MD,

Srikar Adhikari, MD, MS, FACEP

Professor with Tenure
Vice Chair, Faculty Affairs
Section Chief, Emergency Ultrasound
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Ultrasound Discipline Director, UA College of Medicine
Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee


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

Dr. Adhikari completed Emergency Medicine residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at Medical College of Georgia. He has been a dedicated ultrasound enthusiast and has championed the use of point-of-care ultrasound at the local and national levels for over 17 years. He is currently chief of the Emergency Ultrasound section and Fellowship Director at the University of Arizona. He is an established investigator with more than 100 peer-reviewed point-of-care ultrasound publications and extramural funding from NIH, Department of Defense, Emergency Medicine Foundation, etc. His impassioned interest in ultrasound led him to serve on several editorial boards and peer review panels for journals. He has lectured extensively at national and international venues. He has also been in leadership positions on numerous ultrasound committees and task forces. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors for his contributions to point-of-care ultrasound.


MD: 1991, Sri Venkateswara Medical College
2001, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
2006, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

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, Adhikari S. "Point-of-care Ultrasound to Distinguish Subgaleal and Cephalohematoma: Case Report." Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021;5(2):198-201.
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.
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.


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