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

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. 

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

Emory University Hospital Emergency Medicine Medical Director, Dr. Andy Pendley, was awarded the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians 2019 Medical Director of the Year. Congratulations, Dr. Pendley.

The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program is expanding its reach with a goal of including all 50 states in the U.S. and the District of Columbia in its registry.

Drs Lekshmi Kumar and Michelle Lall joined other newly promoted faculty at a breakfast hosted by the Emory Alliance for Women in Medicine and Science and the SOM Office of Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership and Inclusion.

The 2019 Resident Retreat was a huge success, with 57 residents attending the Toxicology-themed event.


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