Profile: Stephen Alerhand, MD



Stephen Alerhand, MD

Senior Content Editor, PEERcert+ Advanced Ultrasound

Stephen Alerhand, MD, has served as a senior content editor for PEERcert+ Advanced Ultrasound for the Focused Practice Designation in Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (AEMUS) since 2021. Dr. Alerhand is currently an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where he also serves as codirector of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and as director of the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship. Dr. Alerhand earned his doctor of medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, and he completed both his emergency medicine residency and an emergency ultrasound fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Dr. Alerhand has received several local and national awards, including the SAEM AEUS Rising Star in Education Award and the ACEP Contribution to the Section Award. He has published numerous peer-reviewed studies, reviews, and book chapters in emergency ultrasound. Dr. Alerhand recently completed a 2-year term as cochair for the ACEP Resident Education Subcommittee. Dr. Alerhand is the director of the annual Critical Care Ultrasound Workshop for the Israeli Association of Emergency Medicine, and he has used his native Spanish-language fluency to lecture to audiences from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru. Dr. Alerhand’s main ultrasound interest is advanced critical care echocardiography, and he has been granted Testamur status by the National Board of Echocardiography.