James H. Moak, MD, RDMS


Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Clinical Professional Development
Director, Medical Student Clerkship
Director, UVA-Guatemala Initiative
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: (434) 924-8485
Fax: (434) 924-2877
E-mail:  james.moak@virginia.edu

2020 Recipient of the Robley Dunglison Award from the School of Medicine


  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center (2003)
  • M.D., University of Mississippi (1999)
  • B.A., History, Yale University (1989)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Resident and medical student education
  • Diagnostic emergency ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided vascular access
  • Evidence based medicine
  • Clinical decision-making

National Activities

  • Chair, SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group, 2009-10
  • Chair, SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group Fellowship Committee, 2010-11
  • Member, ACEP Ultrasound Section Fellowship Curriculum Committee, 2011-Present
  • Elected Member,  Executive Board for Ultrasound Fellowship Website (eusfellowships.com), 2011-present


  • Christopher Thom MD, RDMS, Jonathan Pozner MD, Matthew Kongkatong MD, James Moak MD, RDMS. Ultrasound-Guided Talonavicular Arthrocentesis. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.12.019 [Article in Press]
  • 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.​
  • Thom CD, Eisentat M, Moak JH. Point-of-care ultrasound identifies urinoma complicating simple renal colic: a case series and literature review. J Emerg Med. 2018.
  • Stone J, Moak JH. Feasibility of sonographic localization of the inferior epigastric artery prior to ultrasound-guided paracentesis. Am J Emer Med 33(12):1795-1798, 2015.
  • Rushton, WF, Vakkalanka JP, Moak JH, Charlton NP. Negative predictive value of excluding an embedded snake foreign body by ultrasonography. Wilderness Environ Med 26(2):227-31, 2015.