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Faculty Detail    
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Development, Department of Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Campus Address KB 506- Zip 7013
Phone  (205) 975-2444
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Undergraduate  Yale University    1990  B.A. 
Medical School  Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons    1995  M.D. 
Residency  St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY    1999  Emergency Medicine Residency 

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography  2011 
American Board of Emergency Medicine  2011 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Emergency Medicine  Emergency Med Chair Office Professor

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Emergency Physicians, Ultrasound Section  Subcommittee on Resident Education, Chair-Elect 
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 

Research/Clinical Interest
Emergency and Clinical Ultrasound, Ultrasound-Guided Procedural Training, Foodborne Illness, Emergency management of highly pathogenic infectious diseases, Toxicology

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Bachmann LH, Pigott D, Desmond R, Jones M, Lumpkins J, Gala P, Terndrup T, Hook EW 3rd. Prevalence and factors associated with gonorrhea and chlamydial infection in at-risk females presenting to an urban emergency department. Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Apr;30(4):335-9.  12671555 
Pigott DC, Buckingham RB, Eller RL, Cox AJ 3rd. Foreign body in the tongue: a novel use for emergency department ultrasonography. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Jun;45(6):677-9.  15940107 
Pigott DC. Hemorrhagic fever viruses. Crit Care Clin. 2005 Oct;21(4):765-83, vii.  16168314 
Pigott DC. Emergency department evaluation of the febrile traveler. J Infect. 2007 Jan;54(1):1-5.  16720044 
Pigott DC. Images in emergency medicine. Molar pregnancy. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Jan;49(1):14, 22.  17203540 
Mishra N, Orthner HF, Pigott DC. Chest pain and validity of an emergency medical dispatch algorithm. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:1035.  17238654 
Pigott DC. Foodborne illness. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 May;26(2):475-97, x.  18406984 
King K, Pigott DC, Edwards AR. Intraocular mass causing acute angle-closure glaucoma. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jun;28(5):644.e5-6.   20579576 
Sullivan JC 3rd, Buckner B, Pigott DC. Traumatic fifth finger amputation due to pontoon boat railing design. J Emerg Med. 2012 Dec;43(6):e443-5.  21865004 

emergency ultrasound, toxicology, foodborne illness, highly pathogenic infectious diseases