Christopher D. Thom, MD, RDMS

Christopher D. Thom, MD, RDMS


Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: (434) 924-8485
Fax: (434) 924-2877


  • Fellowship, Emergency Ultrasound, Thomas Jefferson University (2014)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (2013)
  • MD, School of Medicine, University of Virginia (2010)
  • BA with High Distinction, Biology, University of Virginia 2006)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided-procedures
  • Procedural competency and education

Recent Publications

  • Thom C, Livingstone K, Ottenhoff J, Han D, Martindale J, Moak J. Comparison of transvaginal ultrasound utilization between radiology and point of care ultrasound in first trimester pregnancy. Am J Emerg Med. 2024 Apr 8;80:143-148. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2024.03.036. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38604108.
  • Thom, C. & Han, D. & Moak, J. & Ottenhoff, J. & Kongkatong, Matthew & Vann, G.. (2023). 32 Biplane Ultrasound in Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: Impact on Medical Student Competency. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 82. S13-S14. 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.08.051. DOI:
  • Thom C, Kongkatong M, Moak J. The Utility of Transvaginal Ultrasound After Intrauterine Pregnancy Identification on Transabdominal Ultrasound in Emergency Department Patients. Open Access Emerg Med. 2023 May 29;15:207-216. doi: 10.2147/OAEM.S409920. PMID: 37274422; PMCID: PMC10237201.
  • Kongkatong, M. M, Thom, C. D, & Ottenhoff, J. (2023). Emergency-physician Performed, Ultrasound-guided Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block for Meralgia Paresthetica: A Report of Two Cases. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine, 7(2). Retrieved from
  • Kongkatong M, Ottenhoff J, Thom C, Han D, Focused Ultrasonography in Cardiac Arrest, Emerg Med Clin N Am, (2023). ISSN 0733-8627,