Photo of Atim (Uya) Ekpenyong, M.D.


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5075
San Diego, CA 92123


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

University of Calabar


St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center


University of Texas Health Science Ctr - Houston, University of Texas-Southwestern Parkland

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics




Dr. Atim Ekpenyong is an associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the UC San Diego. She is the Point-of-Care Ultrasound director in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Associate Program director- Diversity for UC- San Diego Pediatric residency program.

She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the St. Joseph's hospital(Mount Sinai school of Medicine program) in Paterson, New Jersey and her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern program in Dallas, Texas. From there, she moved to the university of Texas-Houston where she completed an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship and served as the assistant director of the Emergency Ultrasound division.

Her research interests are point-of-care Ultrasound, medical education and global health.


Seated Position Does Not Change Lumbar Dimensions Compared With Lateral Position.
Long MT, Del Re AM, Uya A, Kanegaye JT, Nguyen MB

Variability in Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound Findings in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients: A Multicenter Case Series.
Lee T, Goldberg B, Pade K, Uya A, Cohen S, Bergmann K, Abulfaraj M, Lam SHF, Elkhunovich M

The Effectiveness of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Block Education Session for Pediatric Residents.
Wai SS, Uya A, Zimmerman E, Ratnayake K, Hollenbach K, O'Donnell S, Cannavino C

Male With Leg Pain.
Vuong KT, Mitchell BC, Pade KH, Nguyen MT, Nguyen MB, Uya A

A 6-Month-Old With Left Chest Protrusion.
Nguyen MT, Pade KH, Uya A

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Sternal Notch Confirms Depth of Endotracheal Tube in Children.
Uya A, Gautam NK, Rafique MB, Pawelek O, Patnana SR, Gupta-Malhotra M, Balaguru D, Numan MT, Hill MJ, Miller SK

Consensus Core Point-of-care Ultrasound Applications for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Training.
Shefrin AE, Warkentine F, Constantine E, Toney A, Uya A, Doniger SJ, Sivitz AB, Horowitz R, Kessler D

Can novice sonographers accurately locate an endotracheal tube with a saline-filled cuff in a cadaver model? A pilot study.
Uya A, Spear D, Patel K, Okada P, Sheeran P, McCreight A

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