Matthew Kongkatong, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Faculty

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



  • Fellowship, Emergency Ultrasound, University of Virginia (2018)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia (2017)
  • MD, Commonwealth Medical College (2014)
  • BS, Biology, Saint Joseph’s University (2010)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Critical care ultrasound

Recent Publications

  • 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,
  • 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]