Department of Emergency Medicine

Sections



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.

Toxicology

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.

Ultrasound

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

Research

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.

Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta were one of 10 sites to take part in the first stage of a clinical trial of the recently FDA-approved use of Omalizumab to reduce allergic reactions to multiple food allergies.

Miriam Udel, a scholar of Yiddish language, literature and culture, has been awarded the Chronos Faculty Fellowship in Emory College of Arts and Sciences for 2024. The fellowship will help support her upcoming research.

The 2024 IPECP Project Awards prioritize student engagement in interprofessional learning opportunities across Emory’s three health professional schools for medicine, nursing and public health.