A Message from our Program Director

The Interim Program Director position at Emory is a tremendous honor for me as an alumna of the program.  Having trained here in the early 2000’s, I then completed an EMS fellowship and was offered a position as faculty at Emory.  This background allowed me to watch the growth of our program while honing my skills in the EMS and Education sections.  Dr. Philip Shayne’s legacy in Emergency Medicine is well known nationally, but it is the care he took with building one of the best EM programs in the country that alumni appreciate as they move into their practices.

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The names “Emory” and “Grady” are synonymous with excellence. Our training programs are designed to incorporate the unsurpassed patient resources of a large urban hospital with the expansive academic resources of a premier university system and the state-of-the-art technology of a modern community setting. Our faculty includes many of the nation’s most accomplished clinicians, teachers, researchers, and leaders in emergency medicine, toxicology, EMS, palliative care and ultrasound.  

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program provides each resident with an essential knowledge base in all aspects of Emergency Medicine, including clinical practice, teaching, research, and administration. Exposure to fellowships allows residents to examine specialized areas and determine if these unique experiences might be future academic niches.  Our faculty and residents are committed to the proposition that an outstanding training program should be both rigorous and enjoyable and we feel privileged to be able to provide care to a large, underserved population.

The commitment of our program will not change.  Dr. Shayne’s 17 years as program director left indelible “rules of residency” and our fantastic leadership team along with our amazing residents will continue to support the mission of the program.  As the interim Program Director, I am excited to bring new ideas to our “EM Family” so Emory will continue to excel in education, research, wellness, and service. 

I hope that you find our program to be the right match for you and we look forward to meeting you.

Melissa White, MD, MPH
Interim Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
mhwhite@emory.edu