Joseph Colla, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director

808 S. Wood St., MC 724, Suite 476B
Chicago, IL 60612



MD, Case Western Reserve University, 2002
BS, Mount Union College, 1997


Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 2006


Emergency Ultrasound, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 2007
Intramural Research Training, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, 2000

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Currently Funded Research

Improving Sickle Cell Care of Adolescents and Adults in Chicago (ISAAC)
Funded by the National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 2016 – 2022

Previously Funded Research

A Hypertension Emergency Department Intervention Aimed at Decreasing Disparities (AHEAD2)
Funded by NIH Research Grant (R56), 2015 – 2017

2011 – 2013

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Curriculum for Residents and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Funded by the American Geriatrics Society and Hartford Foundation, 2009 – 2010

Academic Interests

Emergency Ultrasound
International Medicine
Resident Education and Remediation
Board and In-Service Test Preparation
Emergency Cardiac Disease