Christopher D. Thom, MD, RDMS


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Director, 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


  • Thom C, Ahmed A, Kongkatong M, Moak J. Point-of-care hip ultrasound leads to expedited results in emergency department patients with suspected septic arthritis. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2020 Jun 30;1(4):512-520.​
  • Kongkatong M, Thom C, Moak J. Can Ultrasound Identify Traumatic Knee Arthrotomy in a Cadaveric Model? J Emerg Med. 57(3):362-366, 2019.
  • Thom C, Eisentat M, Moak J. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Identifies Urinoma Complicating Simple Renal Colic: A Case Series and Literature Review. J Emerg Med. 55(1):96-100, 2018.
  • Kongkatong M, Thom C. Elderly Woman with Decreased Right-Sided Vision. Ann Emerg Med. 71(2):e5-e6, 2018.
  • Thom C, Lewis N. Never Say Never: Identification of Acute Pulmonary Embolism on Non-contrast Computed Tomography Imaging. Am J Emerg Med. 35(10):1584.e1, 2017.
  • Thom C, Warlaumont M. A Necrotizing Fasciitis Fake Out on Point-of-Care Ultrasound – Watch the Shadow. J Emerg Med. 52(4):523-526, 2017.