Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Bon Ku, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Emergency Medicine

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Office Locations

239 Thompson Building
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6844
2301 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19148
Phone: (215) 952-9135

Medical Services

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Penn State University College of Medicine, Medical School


  • Hershey Medical Center


  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

Ultrasound measurement of inferior vena cava collapse predicts propofol-induced hypotension

Risk factors associated with difficult venous access in adult ED patients

Association between multiple IV attempts and perceived pain levels in the emergency department

The urban homeless: Super-users of the emergency department

Images in emergency medicine. Child with painful palmar mass. Superficial palmar arch pseudoaneurysm

Child with painful palmar mass

Clinician-performed beside ultrasound for the diagnosis of traumatic pneumothorax

Resuscitation of the pregnant patient: What is the effect of patient positioning on inferior vena cava diameter?

Soft tissue foreign body removal technique using portable ultrasonography

Decrease in central venous catheter placement due to use of ultrasound guidance for peripheral intravenous catheters

The effect of vessel depth, diameter, and location on ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter longevity

Emergency ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis using a high-frequency linear array transducer to improve needle tip visualization

Factors associated with use of urban emergency departments by the U.S. homeless population

Emergency Ultrasound Usage Among Recent Emergency Medicine Residency Graduates of a Convenience Sample of 14 Residencies

Directed bedside transthoracic echocardiography: preferred cardiac window for left ventricular ejection fraction estimation in critically ill patients

The utility of handheld ultrasound in an austere medical setting in Guatemala after a natural disaster.

Intensivist bedside ultrasound (INBU) for volume assessment in the intensive care unit: A pilot study