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 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.

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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

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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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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Andrew E. Muck, MD, MBA, Appointed to Chair UVA Department of Emergency Medicine

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Dr. Chris Holstege Weighs In On Snakebites

Dr. Chris Holstege, Director of Blue Ridge Poison Center and Professor of Emergency Medicine, weighs in on snakebites as more people head outdoors for hiking, grilling, and other warm weather…


Division of Medical Toxicology

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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Follow EMCERT on LinkedIn

Read more about our department, emergency medical services, UVA Health initiatives, and other news by following EMCERT (Emergency Medicine Center for Education, Research, and Technology) online. EMCERT is a non-profit advisory board that supports UVA Health Emergency Department.

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