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.

News Highlights

Fifteen Emergency Medicine faculty were recognized in seven categories at this year's SOM Faculty recognition event.

Emory's Global Health in Emergency Medicine Section (GHEMS) was well-represented at ACEP 2019 International Section functions, including training to teach the World Health Organization's basic Emergency Care Course, with learners from 24 countries. 


Emergency Medicine Residents' Association at ACEP October 2019

Dr. Aadil Vora ran the EMRA CaseCon and the research track. Emory EM Drs. Strickler, White, and Yaffee were judges. Left to right, Drs. Jordi Fonts, Samantha Strickler, Aadil Vora, Melissa White, Olivia Zoph and Darius Watts.


In his role as ACEP Ambassador to Ecuador, Dr Andrés Patiño co-chaired the first forum about the Future of Emergency Medicine in Ecuador, held at the Universidad Santiago de Quito, Ecuador.


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