Dr. Hoffmann is the Ultrasound Director at BIDMC after serving for over eight years as the Director of Emergency Ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also served as Division Director and Fellowship Director of Emergency Ultrasound during her time in Baltimore.
Dr. Hoffmann graduated in 1997 from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany with both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. She had several years of postgraduate training in Germany in internal medicine with an emphasis on pulmonary medicine and cardiology. She came to the United States in 2000, and in 2003, completed her emergency medicine residency training at York Hospital/Penn State University.
During her time as the Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hoffmann focused on program building with an equal emphasis on research, education, and administration. She developed new models for emergency ultrasound education and competency assessment, created a successful emergency ultrasound fellowship program, and introduced electronic workflow solutions to Hopkins, increasing the use of emergency ultrasound by 7-fold. In 2012, she became the division director of emergency ultrasound at Johns Hopkins.
Associate Professor Harvard Medical School, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center