Training Facilities and Rotations

Residents and fellows of the Emory Department of Surgery's training programs benefit greatly from exposure to the vast and diverse patient populations distributed among the following clinical sites.

Emory University Hospital

An adult, tertiary/quaternary care facility, Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 773 licensed beds. Staffed by 1,459 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians, EUH includes 120 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where the first Ebola patients in the U.S. were treated. Patients in fiscal year 2017: 22,842 admissions and 185,876 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 seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals Guide.

Emory University Hospital Midtown

A tertiary care facility, Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) has 529 licensed beds, 86 ICU beds, and a level III neonatal ICU. EUHM is staffed by 1,381 Emory School of Medicine faculty and 420 private practice physicians. Patients in fiscal year 2017: 22,672 admissions and 256,495 outpatient service visits.

EUHM 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.

EUHM was ranked No. 10 in Georgia (four-way tie) and No. 7 in metro Atlanta (two-way tie) by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018-2019 Best Hospitals Guide.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

An acute care facility in the north metro area, Emory Saint Josephs Hospital (ESJH) has 410 beds. It has 486 Emory medical faculty physicians, 526 private practice 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 rehab. 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 62 ICU beds and is a "Magnet" hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Patients in 2017: 15,015 admissions and 125,343 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 2018-2019 Best Hospitals Guide.

Grady Memorial Hospital

Part of Grady Health System and among the largest public hospitals in the Southeast, Grady Memorial Hospital has 953 beds and an annual service volume of 29,486 admissions and 615,912 outpatient services. Grady is staffed by 701 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 center, and the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence.

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Located near the main Emory campus, the Atlanta VA is staffed by 342 Emory physicians providing the majority of patient care. The hospital has 466 hospital beds, including a 120-bed community living center, a 61-bed domiciliary, and 12 psychosocial residential rehabilitation beds. Annual patient totals: 8,023 admissions and 1,426,154 outpatient services.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Staffed by 346 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: 12,485 admissions, 306,898 outpatient services.

Piedmont Hospital

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.