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Amar Vira, MD

Emergency Physician

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Amar Vira MD is the medical director at Ascension Seton Bastrop in Bastrop, TX. Since joining USACS in 2015, Dr. Vira has also worked in the emergency departments of Ascension Seton Smithville Regional Hospital in Smithville, Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin and Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling, TX. He has served on the Seton Northwest/Seton Medical Center Austin Trauma Council. Dr. Vira previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor, Ultrasound Quality Assurance at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.


Dr. Vira earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology and global health at Northwestern University, and his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Arizona Medical Center, South Campus, where he was chief resident and earned the Maria C. Mandell Memorial Award for top resident research presentation. He also served as National Residency Program Representative for the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA).


Following his residency training, Dr. Vira completed an emergency ultrasound fellowship at The Ohio State University, and the majority of his research focuses on the use of ultrasound. Among his accomplishments, he organized and managed an ultrasound management course for more than 200 participants at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly in Boston in 2015.

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