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Emory University Chair Department of Emergency Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia


The Chair of Emergency Medicine has direct responsibility to build and lead all emergency medicine programs including all clinical, educational and research endeavors involving the faculty/physicians of the Department of Emergency Medicine with responsibility for the continued development of an academically distinguished department. The Chair serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the School of Medicine that establishes the education, research and outreach priorities and leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the medical education program. As Chair, s/he is responsible for oversight and management of the Emergency Medicine faculty while advancing innovative scientific research programs.

As Chief of Emergency Medicine for Emory Healthcare, the Chair also works closely with the Physician Group President to ensure high quality emergency medicine service to all patients, to coordinate emergency medicine services across all medical facilities, and to exercise appropriate operational and financial management of Emergency Medicine physicians and services. The Chair works closely with the Dean of the Emory School of Medicine to develop the academic and research programs involving emergency medicine care and plan new Emergency Medicine programs and services.


Successful candidates will be an accomplished leader in the field of Emergency Medicine and be able to present a vision for building and sustaining a top-ranked department of Emergency Medicine. A qualified candidate will hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, be a board certified physician and a nationally recognized Emergency Medicine physician who will hold privileges to provide patient care throughout Emory Healthcare. The individual will provide senior leadership in all clinical, educational and research endeavors involving emergency medicine for the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine, with responsibility for the continued development of an academically distinguished department of Emergency Medicine for the School of Medicine of Emory University. Candidates should possess a minimum of ten (10) years of clinical/educational/research leadership experience. S/he will be an accomplished operational and strategic leader with direct administrative experience to include a broad understanding of complex health strategies and issues challenging the field of Emergency Medicine and its medical education programs.

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Emory University School of Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the nation’s outstanding institutions for biomedical education, research and patient care and is dedicated to training exceptional students who become leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research. Ranked 19th nationally in NIH research, the school is best known for its research and treatment in emergency medicine, infectious disease, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, geriatrics, among other specialties. Emory Healthcare (EHC) is the largest, most comprehensive academic health system in the region. In fiscal year 2017, EHC earned $3.3 billion in net revenue and provided over $73.5 million in charity care.

The Emory Department of Emergency Medicine has the goal of being the premier academic Emergency Medicine program in the world and the mission to be the training hub, trauma center and safety net for one of the largest metropolitan regions in the United States. The training environment encompasses a tertiary care university hospital, the region’s sole public hospital and main trauma center, an urban, community hospital and the region’s elite pediatric referral center.

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Job Number 28695

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Emerg Med: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322