Emergency Medicine

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 a poison control center.

University of Virginia Department of Emergency Medicine has a well-established residency program with a rich academic tradition including fellowships in ultrasound, toxicology, medical education, administration, cardiovascular emergencies, and emergency medical services. There are also opportunities for medical students and research.

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

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.


UVA’s Emergency Medicine Department has a well-established residency program, fellowships and opportunities in international medicine, and a variety of opportunities for medical students including clerkships, electives, and workshops.
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Emergency Medicine Research Office staff with Doctor O'Connor at crash test site

Emergency Medicine Research Office

EMRO supports innovation to improve healthcare by enrolling research participants representative of patient populations with the utmost respect for persons and managing research projects in compliance with regulations and guidance.
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Clinical Services

The Department of Emergency Medicine, staffed with specialty trained board-certified emergency physicians and nurses, is equipped with the most sophisticated diagnostic equipment. Consultations from all specialty areas including managing critically ill patients and assistance in triage and transport are available on a 24-hour basis.
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Med Tox

Medical Toxicology is a unique and complex specialty. The University of Virginia Health System is home to 6 of them.

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

In the fall of 2004, University of Virginia medical toxicologist Chris Holstege found himself in the thick of an international political mystery.

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