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Dale Colorado, DO, MPH, among first physicians in the country to obtain board certification in neuromuscular ultrasound
Dale Colorado, DO, MPH, was recently among the first group of physicians to obtain Board Certification in Neuromuscular Ultrasound by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).
In response to the increasing utility of diagnostic ultrasound in neuromuscular disorders, the ABEM established the certificate of added qualification for neuromuscular ultrasound as a way for physicians to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in this technique.
The first exam was administered in September 2019. Dr. Colorado was 1 of 38 physicians that successfully passed the examination.
Neuromuscular ultrasound is used to help diagnose various neuromuscular disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and brachial plexopathy.
Dr. Colorado has been performing neuromuscular ultrasound for the past 6 years, and commonly uses this technique in the Washington University Orthopedics Multidisciplinary Complex Nerve Clinic. “It is a valuable complement to electrodiagnostic testing, and the utility of ultrasound will continue to grow,” says Dr. Colorado.
Dr. Colorado is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He specializes in sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, regenerative medicine, and interventional spine.