Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP


Emergency Medicine

Vice Chair for Administrative Affairs

Department of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs

Emory University School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

531 Asbury Circle
Suite N340

Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-778-5975


Dr. Heron joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1996. She received her MD at Howard University College of Medicine and completed her emergency medicine residency at King Drew Medical Center. Prior to starting medical school, she received her MPH at Hunter College in New York.

Dr. Heron is the recipient of many awards including the American College of Emergency Physician's National Faculty Teaching Award, the Woman in Medicine Award from the National Medical Association Council on The Concerns of Women Physicians, the Gender Justice Award from The Georgia Commission on Family Violence and the Outstanding Woman Award at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Heron is a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the National Medical Association. Her research interests include diversity and disparities in medicine, Intimate partner violence and wellness and well-being for the health care professional.

  • Medical School, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Internship, Martin Luther King Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Residency, Martin Luther King Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Board certified since 1997)