Keith Boniface Keith Boniface
Chief, Section of Ultrasonography
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1993
  • MD, New York Medical College, 1997


Dr. Boniface is Chief of Emergency Ultrasound and Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University.  He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MD from New York Medical College.  He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and then his Residency and Chief Residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Boniface created the emergency ultrasound program at George Washington University Hospital and has trained residents in the use of point-of-care ultrasound for over 15 years.  He launched the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship in 2007 and has trained more than 20 fellows since that time.  He has presented and lectured on ultrasound topics at a wide range of national academic meetings for emergency medicine, internal medicine, and critical care, and has taught point-of-care ultrasound around the globe.  He also served as Associate Residency Director for 10 years, and continues to focus on medical student, resident, and fellow education.  

Residency Training:

  • Residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center
  • Internship in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Special Interests:
Emergency Ultrasound
Resident Education

Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Professional Societies:
American College of Emergency Physicians Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors


  • Emergency Medical Services

Interest Section(s)

  • Education
  • Emergency Ultrasound


Boniface K, Smith R, Breit A. FAST exam by prehospital providers under real-time remote physician guidance. J Ultrasound Med 2008:27;S87

Lucas R, Boniface K, Roberts K, Kane E. Suspected methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections at sea. International Maritime Health 2007;58:1-4

Boniface KS, Levinson MM. . Emergency physician performance of single parasternal long-axis view to visually estimate left ventricular ejection fraction. Acad Emerg Med 2006:13(3) 360

Little G, Boniface KS. Are one or two dangerous? Sulfonylurea exposure in toddlers. J Emerg Med 2005;28(3):305-310

Boniface KS, Rothenhaus TC. Airway Management in Introduction to Emergency Medicine. Eds. Elizabeth Mitchell and Ron Medzon. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2005

Thomas T, Rosenbaum TG, Boniface K, Smith J. Deep vein thrombosis in the emergency department (DVT-ED). Acad Emerg Med 2003;10(5):486

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

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