Department of Emergency Medicine

Bystanders Who Perform CPR Exponentially Increase Survival Rates - One Atlanta Man Knows August 2019

Michael Carr, MD discusses how survival rates increase when bystanders perform CPR. 

May 2019 Operation Baby Driver

Emory Emergency Medicine physicians Alex Isakov and Michael Carr were involved in a recent disaster drill called Operation Baby Driver. The drill was a collaborative, operations-based full-scale exercise involving Emory University Hospital Emergency Department, Emory University Hospital Serious Communicable Disease Unit (EUH SCDU), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston Special Care Unit (CHOA SCU) with medical transport through Grady EMS (specifically Bio Safety Transport Team) and Angel II Neonatal Transport. 

February 2018 After the Ebola Outbreak: Lessons Learned

Emory Medicine's Winter issue reflects on lessons learned and improvements to infectious disease preparedness in the aftermath of the Ebola crisis of 2014. The story focuses on the work of Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Executive Director of the Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), and Bruce Ribner, MD, MPH, Director of the Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where the Ebola patients were treated.

February 2018 Dr. Alexander Isakov on Response to Mass Shootings - MedPage Today

Dr. Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Executive Director of the Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, comments in MedPage Today on implications for the emergency medicine community of Wednesday's mass shooting in Florida. 

January 2018 Is Our Research at Risk?

Alex Isakov, executive director of Emory’s Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, helped to author a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine showing that investments of the US federal government and other research sponsors are not uniformly secure and recommends ten steps that academic research institutions, researchers, and research sponsors should take to bolster the resilience of academic biomedical research.

August 2017 Opportunity for Collaboration Between Radiation Injury Treatment Network Centers and Medical Toxicology Specialists

The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) comprises >50 centers across the United States that are poised to care for victims of a radiation emergency. The network is organized around bone marrow transplant centers because these facilities excel in both radiation medicine and the care of patients with severe bone marrow depression.

March 2017 Isakov selected for panel developing EMS Agenda 2050

Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH, director of Emory’s Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and executive director of the Emory Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), is one of 10 experts selected to engage the nation’s EMS community in creating a vision for the future of the nation’s EMS system. Isakov is professor of emergency medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Ebola News

Emory Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine faculty and staff played an integral role in transporting and managing the Ebola patients at Emory.