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Sheryl Heron, M.D., MPH, FACEP

Assistant Dean
Medical Education

Phone: 404-251-8865



Dr. Sheryl Heron is an Associate Professor and Associate Residency Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs on the Grady Campus and Associate Director of Education and Training for the Center for Injury Control at Emory University. She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.  She was a Board member for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, and a past member of the Domestic Violence Task Force in Dekalb County.   She has worked with the Institute of Medicine on a report on educating health professionals on Family Violence.  She is a Past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association. She has received several awards including the  2011 Women’s Resource Center’s Champions for Change, Partnership against Domestic Violence’s HOPE Award, the Woman in Medicine Award from the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association, the  Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence and was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physcians.  Dr. Heron has lectured extensively on the medical response to Intimate Partner Violence, as well as Wellness/Work-Life Balance and Diversity/Disparate Care in Emergency Medicine.