OUR MISSION

 

To discover and teach how to treat each patient with dignity and respect – anyone, anything, anytime – and to deliver this care every single day.

 

In our all-out pursuit of this mission, we will engage patients and community partners to co-develop solutions to the challenges facing the health care system. We will advocate passionately for our patients, develop and train the next generation of leaders, and transform emergency care through discovery.

OUR VISION

 

To be a premier patient-centered, academic emergency

department in the U.S. 

OUR VALUES

 

We value, in our people and across all missions;

Excellence

Integrity

Humility

Patient-centeredness

Diversity and Inclusion

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If you are interested in supporting our program, please click the link below to make a donation. Thank you for your support! 

WELCOME TO VANDERBILT EMERGENCY MEDICINE

 

OUR LEADERS

 
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Erik Hess, MD, MSc

Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine

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Saralyn Williams, MD
Vice Chair of Education 

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Wes Self, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Research

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Melinda Franks, MBA, CMPE
Chief Business Officer 

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Tyler Barrett, MD, MSCI
Executive Medical Director, Emergency Services