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

  • Kongkatong M, Ottenhoff J, Thom C, Han D, Focused Ultrasonography in Cardiac Arrest, Emerg Med Clin N Am, (2023). ISSN 0733-8627,
  • Thom C, Han D, Vandersteenhoven P, Ottenhoff J, Kongkatong M. POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND FOR GUIDANCE OF CLOSED REDUCTION OF FIFTH METACARPAL NECK (BOXER’S) FRACTURE. J Emerg Med. 2023 Mar;64(3):321-327. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2023.01.001. PMID: 37019497.
  • Ottenhoff J, Hewitt M, Makonnen N, Kongkatong M, Thom CD. Comparison of the Quality of Echocardiography Imaging Between the Left Lateral Decubitus and Supine Positions. Cureus. 2022 Nov 23;14(11):e31835. doi: 10.7759/cureus.31835. PMID: 36579253; PMCID: PMC9788794.
  • Ottenhoff J, Thom C, Kongkatong M, Hewitt M, Phillips J. A Narrative Review of the Uses of Ultrasound in the Evaluation, Analgesia, and Treatment of Distal Forearm Fractures. J Emerg Med. 2022 Nov 6:S0736-4679(22)00536-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.09.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36351851
  • Kongkatong, M., Patel, M., Thom, C., & Moak, J. (2022). Fatal Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Due to Constipation: A Case Report. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. Retrieved from
  • Thom C, Pozner J, Kongkatong M, Moak J. Ultrasound-Guided Talonavicular Arthrocentesis. J Emerg Med. 2021 May;60(5):633-636. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.12.019. Epub 2021 Jan 28. PMID: 33516576.
  • C. Thom, J. Ottenhoff, M. Thom, M. Kongkatong, Point-of-Care Ultrasound Identifies Pyomyositis Secondary to Intramuscular Testosterone Injection: Report of Two Cases, Journal of Emergency Medicine, [Article in Press]