Petra E. Duran-Gehring, M.D.

Petra E. Duran-Gehring M.D.

Associate Professor & Medical Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Department: Department of Emergency Medicine
Business Phone: (904) 244-4046
Business Email:

About Petra E. Duran-Gehring

Petra Duran-Gehring M.D., 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 UFCOMJ. 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.

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Special Interests: Emergency ultrasound


Creation of a novel course for the advanced emergency medicine ultrasound focused practice designation examination.
AEM education and training.6(5):e10810-[DOI] 10.1002/aet2.10810.[PMID] 36258905.
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[DOI] .[PMID] 27629755.
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[DOI] .[PMID] .

Office Information

Academic Office
1st Floor, Clinical Center
655 West 8th Street, C506
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-4106
Senior GME Program Administrator
Debra Eurom
(904) 244-4046


Medical Degree
2001 · Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
Emergency Medicine Residency
2004 · University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, USA