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 605 licensed beds. A 450,000-square foot addition to EUH, opening in 2017, will increase total licensed beds by 128 to 733 total beds. Staffed by 1,374 Emory School of Medicine faculty physicians, EUH includes 93 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where the first Ebola patients in the U.S. were treated. Patients in fiscal year 2016: 22,654 admissions and 166,748 outpatient service visits.

EUH has the nation's fifth busiest solid organ transplant center and is also long known for services in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and urology. EUH is a "Magnet" hospital, earned by only 6% of U.S. hospitals for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. For 19 years running, Atlanta health care consumers have named EUH the Consumer's Choice Award winner.

EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) of any hospital in the country. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the number one hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta for the sixth year in a row.

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 1,308 Emory School of Medicine faculty and 444 private practice physicians.

Patients in fiscal year 2016: 22,749 admissions and 240,468 outpatient service visits. Staff employees: 2,860.

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 ranked 11th in Georgia and 6th in metro Atlanta in U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 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 435 Emory medical faculty physicians, 548 private practice physicians, and 23 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 2016: 14,484 admissions and 120,545 outpatient service visits. Staff employees: 1,802. Community services include free health screenings and in-kind donations to local organizations supporting the homeless and indigent. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked ESJH the number two hospital in both Georgia and metro Atlanta.

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 28,500 admissions and 566,175 outpatient services. Grady is staffed by 647 Emory medical faculty, who supervise 366 Emory residents and fellows. Together, these Emory physicians provide about 85% of care at Grady, with the other 15% provided by Morehouse School of Medicine.

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 300 Emory physicians providing the majority of patient care. The hospital has 445 hospital beds, 120 nursing home beds, 12 psychiatric residential rehab beds, and 40 domiciliary beds. Annual patient totals: 7,491 admissions and 1,274,193 outpatient services. As a teaching hospital, the Atlanta VAMC is primarily affiliated with the Emory University School of Medicine.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Staffed by 260 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: 11,900 admissions, 298,855 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 488 beds, all private rooms; over 4,000 employees; and a medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians. The main campus is is located six miles from Emory in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, with facilities across the metro area.