Petra E Duran-Gehring

Petra E Duran-Gehring, MD

Associate Professor; Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville
Business Phone: (904) 244-6340
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About Petra E Duran-Gehring

Petra Duran-Gehring MD, graduated from medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She achieved certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and founded the Emergency Ultrasound Program for the department of emergency medicine at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

She is a nationally recognized leader in emergency ultrasound education and research, including serving as co-director of the ACEP Ultrasound Management Course and director for the SEMPA Ultrasound Course. She has lectured throughout the country, and has received numerous teaching awards.

When not teaching ultrasound, she loves spending time with her husband and three young sons.


10-Year Service Pin
2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor
2015 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Exemplary Teacher Award
2012 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Emergency Medicine


Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: An Uncommon Cause of Papilledema on Bedside Ocular Ultrasound.
The Journal of emergency medicine. 56(3):288-293 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.10.036. [PMID] 30538085.
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Training Results in Physician-Level Success for Emergency Department Technicians.
Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. 35(11):2343-2352 [PMID] 27629755.
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The bubble study: ultrasound confirmation of central venous catheter placement.
The American journal of emergency medicine. 33(3):315-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.10.010. [PMID] 25550065.
Fast Wars: Assessing Competency and Speed in a Simulated Trauma Patient
Annals of Emergency Medicine. 62:S178-S179


Emergency Medicine Residency
2001-2004 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
Doctor of Medicine
1997-2001 · Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7710 Sr Emerg Med Clerkshp

Contact Details

(904) 244-6340