Department of Emergency Medicine


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.

When former college athlete and Army veteran Michael Roberts first fell ill last year, he never could have imagined that he'd need to spend two weeks on life-saving support from ECMO, as his struggling heart healed from infection. Thankfully, he had the lifesaving support of a full team at Emory -- doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists -- and the strength to prevail through the storm.

Emory professor Max Cooper’s historic discoveries forever changed our understanding of the adaptive immune system, fueling lifesaving advances in basic research and medicine. The annual award in his honor is open to national and international candidates across the spectrum of immunology.

As the cold and flu season approaches, and COVID-19 continues to be present in the community, Emory health experts explain how to stay safe through important reminders about testing, vaccines, awareness and information about the new COVID-19 variant.