Skip to Content
Due to a recent surge in pediatric RSV and flu, we are allowing only visitors 18 years of age and older in our general inpatient (hospital) settings at this time for the safety of our patients, in line with Illinois Department of Public Health guidance. Read More


The NorthShore University HealthSytem Division of Emergency Medicine is fortunate to have significant expertise in the area of emergency ultrasound. Tim Heilenbach, MD and Clifford Rice, MD lead our Division's development of expertise in ultrasound based techniques for diagnosis and provision of care for the emergency patient.

There are certain instances where emergency ultrasound can provide immediate diagnostic information that will greatly assist the emergency physician in taking care of the patient. More importantly, the use of ultrasound is painless and does not expose patients to radiation or chemicals.

Dr. Timothy Heilenbach is a board-certified, emergency residency trained physician. Dr. Heilenbach is a graduate of the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and the McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern Residency in Emergency Medicine. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has been the Director of Ultrasound Education for the Division of Emergency Medicine since 2000.

Dr. Clifford Rice is a board-eligible, emergency residency trained physician. Dr. Rice is a graduate of the Rush Medical College and the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. He completed an Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship in 2008.