Marsha Elkhunovich, MD

Director, Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound
Attending Physician
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Elkhunovich is dual fellowship trained in PEM and point-of-care Ultrasound, and is now our Director of Clinical Ultrasound. She originally moved to Los Angeles from Ukraine when she was 12 but has been away in the Bay Area and then Philadelphia for 12 years until she moved back for her fellowship.

She is very interested in medical education and has worked on various aspects of medical education in medical school, residency and was one of the founders and remains an instructor for the undergraduate clinical research course at USC/CHLA (MED 490). She has also been teaching ultrasound skills in the department of Critical Care Medicine and at Keck Medical School as part of the ICM curriculum.

Dr. Elkhunovich has completed a single-center study on the incidence of UTIs in febrile bronchiolitis patients and is currently enrolling patients in a multicenter study. She has also been working on various research projects in the new emerging field of pediatric point of care ultrasound including ultrasound guided IV placement by vascular access team nurses.

Marsha’s administrative role has included the acquisition and implementation of point of care ultrasound systems and online QA system in the Emergency Department. When not working or educating she enjoys spending time with her family, eating good food, drinking good wine and traveling.

Clinical Interests

Point of Care Ultrasound, Bronchiolitis, Medical Education


Medical School

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, General Pediatrics


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, General Pediatrics


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Emergency Medicine Ultrasound



National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics


American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine Section, Pediatric Academic Societies, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine PEM POCUS


Research Summary
  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Medical Education
  • Ultrasound for appendicitis