Chris A. Ghaemmaghami, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, University of Virginia Health System
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

P.O. Box 800699
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0699
Phone: (434) 243-7088
Fax: (434) 924-2877




  • BS, University of Miami (1989)
  • MD, University of Miami School of Medicine (1993)
  • Emergency and Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital (1998)

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Cardiac resuscitations
  • Shock
  • New technologies
  • Evaluation of chest pain patients

Most Recent Publications

  • Peberdy MA; Donnino M; Callaway C; Dimaio, M; Geocadin, R; Ghaemmaghami CA; Jacobs A; Kern K;  Levy J; Link M; Menon V; Ornato JP; Pinto D; Sugarman J; Yannopoulos D ; Ferguson TB. Impact of percutaneous Intervention Performance Reporting on Cardiac Resuscitation Centers: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 (in press)
  • Casaletto J, Ankel F, Ghaemmaghami CA. Emergency Medicine Rural Rotations: A Program Director’s Guide.Annals of Emerg. Med 2013 (in press)
  • O’Connor RE. Brady W. Brooks SC. Dierks D. Egan J. Ghaemmaghami C. Menon V. O’Neil BJ. Travers AH. Yannopoulos D. Part 10: Acute Coronary Syndromes: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 1232(18 Suppl 3):S787-817, 2010
  • Barker S. Ghaemmaghami C. Myocardial contusion-induced right bundle-branch block with ST elevation and troponin elevation. Am J Emerg Med. 27(3):375.e5-375.e7, 2009 Mar.
  • Naples RM, Harris JW, Ghaemmaghami CA. Critical care aspects in the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA AUG 2008; 26 (3): 685
  • Thomas JJ, Taylor L, Camp T, Ghaemmaghami CA. et al. Delta measurements, using an ultrasensitive troponin I assay, reliably diagnose acute coronary syndromes and predict adverse cardiac events within 30 days of ED visitsANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE SEP 2007; 50 (3): S29-S29
  • Pines JM, Reiser RC, Brady WJ, Ghaemmaghami CA. et al. The effect of performance incentives on resident documentation in an emergency medicine residency program JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE APR 2007; 32 (3): 315-319
  • Ghaemmaghami CA, Burt DR Acute reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA NOV 2005; 23 (4): 1043