Emergency Medicine

The University of Virginia Department of Emergency Medicine has a rich academic history that includes well-established education programs for medical students, residents and fellows. Fellowship opportunities include ultrasound, toxicology, medical education, administration, cardiovascular emergencies, research, and emergency medical services.

UVA Medical Center is a public Level I Trauma Center and a tertiary referral center. The Emergency Department (ED) cares for over 60,000 patients per year, treats the full spectrum of disease and acuity, and will prepare you for the usual as well as the unusual. The ED includes a chest pain center, adult and pediatric services, active air and ground transport programs, and is supported by a poison control center.

Blue Ridge Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.


UVA Department of Emergency Medicine has a well-established residency program, GME and non-GME fellowships, as well as clerkships, electives, and workshops for medical students and others. Additionally, there are opportunities to experience emergency medicine through international programs and other training options.
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Emergency Medicine Research Office staff with Doctor O'Connor at crash test site

Emergency Medicine Research Office

The Emergency Medicine Research Office is vital in advancing the services and care available to patients at UVA Health as well as to patients around the world. EMRO is continuously striving to support new therapies and clinical improvements through research.
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view of new emergency department lobby and sign

Clinical Services

The Emergency Department is staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, specialized nursing staff, and driven and focused support care and administrative personnel. The newly opened department provides sophisticated patient care by providing access to modern technologies, consultations with specialists, and private patient rooms.
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Med Tox

Medical Toxicology is a unique and complex specialty. Medical toxicologists have the expertise to identify and treat conditions including: acute and chronic toxicity, adverse drug reactions, envenomations, workplace or environmental chemical exposures, and criminal poisoning.

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Holstege’s Poisonous Career Choice

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