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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Dr. Scott Syverud: Professor Emeritus after 30 Years of Service

Dr. Scott A. Syverud's exemplary 30-year career in the UVA Department of Emergency Medicine culminates with his appointment as Professor Emeritus. This is a result of his pioneering efforts and…

In the News… Dr. Sudhir & Dr. Easter Support Kenyan Emergency Medicine Program with AMPATH

Amita Sudhir, MD, and Joshua Easter, MD, were recently interviewed by UVA Global regarding their blooming collaboration with AMPATH and Moi University Teaching Hospital. They are seeking to develop a…

Blue Ridge Poison Center Sees Major Spike in THC-Related Calls

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In the News… Dr. Chris Holstege’s Extreme Heat Advice Airs Nationally

From UVA's Medicine in Motion News: "Emergency Medicine Professor Christopher Holstege, MD, talked about 'needing more than just water' during extreme temperatures this summer. His comments aired on TV stations across…


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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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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