Department of Emergency Medicine


Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

The core mission of Emory's prehospital and disaster medicine section is patient-centric, and where patients are involved, physicians must demonstrate leadership to help ensure that patients receive the timely, competent and compassionate care they deserve. 

Global Health

Global Emergency Medicine (EM) is a subspecialty of Emory Emergency Medicine that deals with, the development of the specialty of EM internationally, provision of emergency care globally, disaster and humanitarian response, global health research

Observation Medicine

Observation medicine encompasses the management of selected patients for a timeframe of 6 to 24 hours to assess their need for inpatient admission. This service is best provided in a dedicated observation unit, ideally in the Emergency Department.


The Section of Medical Toxicology is devoted to teaching, patient care, and research in the field of Medical Toxicology. Since the establishment in 1996 with one toxicologist, the section has grown to include six Emergency Medicine trained medical toxicologists.


The Emergency Medicine Section of Ultrasound is dedicated to educating our medical students, residents, and fellows, promoting research and scholarship of ultrasound, incorporating bedside ultrasound into clinical care using best practices


The Innovation and Discovery in the Emergent and Acute Sciences (IDEAS) group in the Department of Emergency Medicine exists to support and grow research and researchers in the Department. The IDEAS group does this by removing barriers to research.

What began as a simple question years ago led to a program through Emory’s Urban Health Initiative known as the Rolling Suitcase Drive. Anyone can donate suitcases to benefit people helped by the Atlanta Mission.

Diana Carter is now vice president and chief audit and risk officer for Emory University and Emory Healthcare, a role that took effect Feb. 1. She previously served as vice president of risk management and interim chief internal audit officer.

Emory employee Wade Moricle and his family are awaiting official certification from the Guinness World Records Company for their 625-pound sticker ball. The multiyear project helped them stick together through the pandemic, a cancer diagnosis and treatments.


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