James H. Moak, MD, RDMS

James H. Moak, MD, RDMS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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

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

Personal Interests:

  • Foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese)
  • Music (Elvis, Al Green, Gypsy Kings)
  • Sports (football, basketball, baseball)
  • Swimming with my kids

Selected Publications:

  • Moak JH, Rajkumar J, Woods WA.  The Wire Is Really Easy to See (WIRES): Sonographic Visualization of the Guide Wire by Novices.  Can J Emer Med [pending publication]

  • Moak JH, Silverberg B, Vaughan A.  Ultrasound-Guided Hip Arthrocentesis In A Child With Hip Pain And Fever.  West J Emer Med; [pending publication]

  • Moak JH, Lyons ME, Lindsell CJ.  Bedside renal ultrasound in the evaluation of suspected ureterolithiasis.  Am J Emer Med 2012 Jan;30(1):218-21
  • Moak JH, Lyons MS, Wright SW, Lindsell CJ.  Needle and guidewire visualization in ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein cannulation.  Am J Emer Med 2011: 29(4):432-6.
  • Moak JH, Gaspari RJ, Raio CC, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ.  Motivations, job procurement, and job satisfaction among current and former ultrasound fellows.  Acad Emer Med 2010; 17(6):644-648. 



Contact Information:

P.O. Box 800699                                                                   
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-8485
Fax: (434) 924-4118                                                             
E-mail:  james.moak@virginia.edu