Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Emergency Medicine became an autonomous academic department within the School of Medicine in 1998. The first Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine was Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH, now the Paul O'Neill Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. Katherine L. Heilpern, MD was named the Ada Lee and Pete Correll Professor and Chair in 2007.
Our Department of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our patients, the careers of our students and residents, the safety of our community, and the health of the world through our contributions in clinical service, teaching and research. We strive to provide high-quality, efficient, and compassionate care to all our patients. Our Department provides care to over 250,000 patients annually in five metro Atlanta Emergency Departments, including the region's primary Level 1 trauma center and the leading adult and pediatric referral centers. As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of locally relevant emergency care systems, our Department provides expertise in public health, injury prevention, disaster management, pre-hospital care and emergency medical services, toxicology, emergency health system management, and clinical emergency medicine.
We hold as our core purposes the delivery of outstanding prehospital and emergency care, advancement of science through groundbreaking translational and public health research, leadership in innovation and delivery of state-of-the-art education to a diverse group of trainees and communities.
The Emory Department of Emergency Medicine will be the national and international leader in prehospital and emergency care, known for compassionate patient-centered and family-centered care; distinctive and collaborative scholarly activities that advance the health and educational needs of the communities we serve; outstanding faculty, staff and trainees who embrace diversity and promote interdisciplinary partnerships to advance the public’s health.