Training Facilities and Rotations
Residents and fellows of the Emory Department of Surgery's training programs benefit from exposure to the vast and diverse patient populations distributed among the following clinical sites.
An adult, tertiary/quaternary care facility, Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 751 licensed beds. Staffed by 1,516 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians, EUH includes 120 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where ongoing research, training, and preparedness for challenging infectious diseases continues since the first Ebola patients in the U.S. were treated there in 2014. Patients in fiscal year 2018: 24,138 inpatient admissions and 200,457 outpatient service visits.
EUH is long known for services in transplantation, cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, neurology/neurosurgery, and orthopaedics. EUH is a "Magnet" hospital, a designation earned by only 6% of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) of any hospital in the country.
For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Guide.
A tertiary care facility, Emory University Hospital Midtown has 529 licensed beds, 86 ICU beds, and a level III neonatal ICU with 48 beds. EUH Midtown is staffed by 1,428 Emory medical faculty, 388 private practice physicians, and 269 Kaiser Permanente physicians. Patients in fiscal year 2018: 22,750 admissions (including 4,623 deliveries) and 273,790 outpatient service visits.
EUH Midtown has a high case-mix index and is well known for services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, cancer, orthopaedics, and emergency medicine. Women's services include prenatal and postnatal education, bone density testing, mammography, and obstetrics, with specialization in high-risk pregnancy.
U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH Midtown the No. 5 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Guide.
An acute care facility in the north metro area, Emory Saint Josephs Hospital (ESJH) has 410 beds. It has 522 Emory medical faculty physicians, 476 private practice physicians, 226 Kaiser Permanente physicians, and 15 Emory Specialty Associate physicians. Noted especially for cardiac care, ESJH provides training to physicians from around the world in robotic surgery for valve repair and is a primary location for cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital is noted also for cancer, neurologic, vascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and orthopaedic care and is ranked among the top 25 hospitals nationally for joint replacement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
ESJH has 66 ICU beds and is a "Magnet" hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Patients in 2018: 14,657 admissions and 123,524 outpatient service visits. Community services include free health screenings and in-kind donations to local organizations supporting the homeless and indigent.
U.S. News & World Report ranked ESJH the No. 2 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Guide.
Part of Grady Health System and among the largest public hospitals in the Southeast, Grady Memorial Hospital has 640 licensed beds and an annual service volume of 30,929 admissions and 639,169 outpatient services. Grady is staffed by 774 Emory medical faculty, who supervise 368 Emory residents and fellows. Together, these Emory physicians provide about 80% of care at Grady, with the other 20% provided by Morehouse School of Medicine and Grady-employed physicians.
The hospital has a regional perinatal center for high-risk mothers and babies, a neonatal intensive care unit, a diabetes center, a teen center, the Georgia Poison Center, a rape crisis center, a regional American Burn Association-accredited burn center, a sickle cell center, a comprehensive treatment program for HIV/AIDS, a premier Level I trauma center and surgical intensive care unit, a stroke and neuroiscience center, and the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence.
Located near the main Emory campus, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System is staffed by 328 Emory physicians providing the majority of patient care. The hospital has 466 hospital beds, including 273 medical/surgical beds, 120 community living center beds, a 61-bed domiciliary, and 12 psychosocial residential rehabilitation beds. Annual patient totals: 8,361 admissions and 1,949,505 outpatient service visits.
Staffed by 302 Emory faculty physicians that provide 95% of patient care, CHOA at Egleston is located on the Emory campus. The hospital offers many services, including an emergency department and cardiac and transplant centers. Annual patient services: 11,657 admissions, 333,158 outpatient services.
Piedmont Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute-care, tertiary facility offering most major medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. The facility has 643 beds, all private rooms; over 4,000 employees; and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. The main campus is is located six miles from Emory in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, with facilities across the metro area.