Department of Emergency Medicine

Michael Ross, MD, quoted in recent news piece August 2019

Michael Ross, MD, was quoted in a recent Kaiser Health News article, "Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks To Let Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage."

Lall named inaugural Director - Wellness, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion August 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Michelle Lall will serve as the inaugural Director of Wellness, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (WEDI). Dr. Lall brings a vast knowledge base on a national, regional and local level as a subject matter expert on gender equity and wellness in medicine. Her leadership and commitment to Emory have been palpable since her role in our Department as Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine (2007-2008), Associate Residency Director,  Chair of our wellness committee and faculty advisor to WEM-PWRDD.  

Day in the Life of Emory Emergency Medicine Resident, Aadil Vora August 2019

Have you ever wondered what the day to day life of an Emergency Medicine resident is like? Emory Emergency Medicine PGY-2 resident, Aadil Vora outlined a typical day in his life so we can catch a glimpse. 

Injury Prevention Research Center awarded $4.2 million by CDC July 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $4.2 million over the next five years to fund the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE), a center designed to reduce the top causes of injury and injury death in Georgia and the Southeast through research, education and outreach. IPRCE is one of nine centers in the U.S. being funded by the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control under the Injury Control Research Center program.

Where are the Class of 2019 Residents going? July 2019

We are extremely proud of the Emory Department of Emergency Medicine's class of 2019. Our residency program graduates have accepted positions or are advancing their education across the country.

Dr. Ackerman finished the Basic Law Enforcement Academy July 2019

Dr. Ackerman finished the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (Class BLE 19-03)  at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center in July 2019. The 11-week course satisfied the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council training requirements (408 hours) needed to become a sworn law enforcement officer in Georgia. Dr. Ackerman’s training covered criminal and traffic law, crime investigation, firearms, defensive tactics, ASP collapsible baton, and the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course.


June 2019 Med Student awarded EMF Grant

Emory medical student Henry Schwimmer, mentored by emergency medicine faculty members Drs. Lauren Hudak and Jonathan Rupp, was recently awarded a $5,000 firearm injury prevention research grant from the Emergency Medical Foundation (EMF) and the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM). Schwimmer was one of two grant recipients.

June 2019 Dr. Liz Iledare awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Community Preceptor award

Dr. Liz Iledare was recently awarded the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Community Preceptor award at Class Day. She was given the award by the Morehouse School of Medicine President Montgomery Rice.

Ildare award

June 2019 Dr. Kazzi as an International Expert!

Dr. Ziad Kazzi has been providing technical support to the Republic of Georgia Ministry of Health and the UNICEF Country Office on issues related to lead poisoning. They have completed a National study and the results will be announced soon. 

Ziad Kazzi

June 2019 Ultrasound Phantoms!

As part of the Capstone course, medical students came together at Dr. Laura Oh’s house to create home-made phantoms including pudding “abscesses” and balloon IVs. This event was designed to teach medical students how to perform ultrasound-guided procedures.

Dr. Joshua Guttman, MD, Assistant Professor, Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Section of EM Ultrasound

Ultrasound Phantoms

June 2019 Dr. Ackerman as an accomplished physician, engineer, educator and part of a SWAT TEAM!

Dr. Ackerman recently conducted an educational video on his principles for successfully working with cross-disciplinary teams to design products and solutions. 

Also, Dr. Ackerman is a highly skilled marksman and was recently seen, fully geared up, at President Trump’s last visit to Atlanta, Georgia.

May 2019 The Jacket

As is customary, at the 2019 SAEM Emergency Medicine dinner we had “The Jacket” donned and passed around to signify Emory EM’s Legacy & Leadership. “The Jacket” serves as a reminder of the uniqueness and special identity of our Emory EM family.

May 2019 Lovie Negrin, DNP - Our Newest Doctorate of Nursing

Dr. Lovie Negrin recently graduated from the University of South Alabama with her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). As a seasoned clinical research nurse, Dr. Negrin pursued a dual masters and DNP from the University of South Alabama to strengthen her pathological knowledge base as she advocates for the importance of clinical trials (CT).  

April 2019 Global Health Section

The Global Health in Emergency Medicine Section (GHEMS) is Emory EM’s newest Section. The section is headed by faculty member Anna Yaffee, MD. She is excited to have numerous globally minded residents, faculty and APPs working towards our mission to build EM capacity and preparedness around the world through the development of sustainable, bilateral educational partnerships that promote the training of health care providers in EM.

March 2019 CELEBRATING Grady's Healthcare Heroes

The Grady's healthcare heroes banquet raised over $1.4M towards Grady's lifesaving care, and an additional $86K+ onsite to provide scholarships for veterans transitioning out of the military into Grady's EMS Academy. Emory Emergency Medicine's Hany Attalah was one of the winners. 

January 2019 Super Bowl Sunday 2019

The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud of its participation in Super Bowl 53. In addition to the 100 plus hours of preparation for the increased volumes and potential for a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI), our faculty set up and manned medical clinics at 2 locations for a full week prior to the event, provided coverage for numerous affiliated events (e.g. Commissioner’s Ball, Aerosmith, etc), and covered the game as both stationary and roaming medical assets. During this time, we saw 1,335 patients with 39 transports. 

Super Bowl

January 2019 CDC-funded research aims to improve children's recovery from mild traumatic brain injury

A team of emergency medicine researchers and clinical providers at Emory University School of Medicine will use new funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate a clinical toolkit aimed at improving recovery in children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).