Lee LaRavia

Associate Professor

Lee LaRavia

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine


Dr. LaRavia received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Atlanta, GA in 2010. Dr. LaRavia completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Medical College of Georgia in 2013, then remained at MCG to complete the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound fellowship in 2014. He is the Director of Clinical and Emergency Ultrasound and Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine Clerkship. His primary areas of clinical interest are Point of Care Ultrasound with a focus on ultrasound guided regional anesthesia in the emergency department, musculoskeletal ultrasound, as well as resident and medical student education. Dr. LaRavia has taken his ultrasound interest internationally by providing clinical ultrasound lectures at Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano in Panama City, Panama.

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  • AF 1022


  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy Philadelphia College of Osteop, 2010

  • BS, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist University of Louisiana at Mon, 1998


  • BLS AHA, 2020

  • Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) 2020

  • PADI Open Water Diver 2016

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine ABEM, 2014

  • Physician Georgia Composite Medical Board, 2013

  • ACLS AHA, 2022

  • BLS AHA, 2022

  • PALS AHA, 2022

  • ACL AHA, 2020

  • PALS AHA, 2020

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2013

  • PALS AHA, 2016

  • ACL AHA, 2016

  • BLS AHA, 2016

Awards & Honors

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Augusta University, 2020

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Augusta University, 2019

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Augusta University, 2018

  • Exemplary Teaching Award Augusta University, 2017

  • Teaching Excellence Program Award Augusta University, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship
  • MEDI 6110

    Patient Centered Learning 1
  • MEDI 6310

    Patient Centered Learning 3
  • MEDI 6510

    PCL Adv Clerkship

Teaching Interests

Emergency Medicine; Point of Care Ultrasound; Resident education; Medical Student education


Selected Recent Publications

  • Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Block Compared to Traditional Pain Control Modalities in the Emergency Room: A Systematic Review, 2023
  • Direct Patient Impact from a State-Wide Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum in a Distributed Campus Medical School, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Integrating Point of Care Ultrasound into Medical School Clerkships in a Statewide Distributed Campus Model , 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • EUS Academy Facebook, 2014
    Broadcast Media
  • A Comparison of US Guided to Landmark Guided Arthrocentesis of Ankle, Elbow and Wrist., 2013

Research Interests

Emergency Medicine; Point of Care Ultrasound; Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia; POCUS workflow development

Department Service

  • Emergency Department Academic Executive Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Emergency Department Ultrasound 2018 - Present

  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group 2014 - Present

    Role: Other

University Service

  • PCL (Simulations) 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • EMED declared student advisor 2018 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • AUMC/MCG Center for Ultrasound clinical ultrasound instructor: M1-M4 2015 - Present

Professional Service

  • Internal and Emergency Medicine Journal 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Collaborative MCG/Center for Ultrasound Education and DDEAMC Family Medicine Ultrasound Training Effort 2018 - Present

    Role: Other
  • AUMC/MCG Center for Ultrasound clinical ultrasound instructor- Residency and GME level 2016 - Present

  • SAEM Sonogames Committee 2023 - 2024

    Role: Committee Member
  • Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association 2020 - 2023

    Role: Officer, Secretary

Public Service

  • Augusta National Masters Golf Tournament 2011 - Present

    Role: Other
  • MCG Event Medicine Team 2010 - Present

  • Augusta University Health Science Summer Academy 2017

    Role: Mentor
  • Augusta University Health Science Summer Academy 2016

    Role: Mentor
  • Ironman 70.3 Augusta 2014

    Role: Other