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

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of EMS releases EMS Agenda 2050. Emory EM's Dr. Alex Isakov was one of 10 experts selected to serve on the project’s multi-disciplinary Technical Expert Panel.

Emory EM is partnering with Grady Memorial Health on the Prehospital Airway Control Trial (PACT), a four-year, $8.8 million U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trial, to test different interventions for securing a person’s airway at the scene of a trauma.

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of David Wright, MD, FACEP, as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Wright has served the Interim Chair and has overseen significant progress in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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


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