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.

Emory University Hospital

An adult, tertiary/quaternary care facility, Emory University Hospital (EUH) has 751 licensed beds, including 82 beds at EUH at Wesley Woods. Staffed by 1,709 Emory faculty physicians, EUH includes 148 ICU beds and a Serious Communicable Diseases Unit where ongoing research, training, and preparedness for challenging infectious diseases continue since the first Ebola patients in the US were treated there in 2014. Patients in FY 2020: 24,128 inpatient admissions and 172,316 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 11th year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals Guide.

Emory University Hospital Midtown

A tertiary care facility, Emory University Hospital Midtown has 550 licensed beds and is staffed by 1,660 Emory medical faculty, 352 private practice physicians, and 304 Kaiser Permanente physicians. EUHM has 86 ICU beds, in addition to a level III neonatal intensive care unit with 48 beds. Patients in FY 2020: 28,488 admissions (including 5,743 deliveries) and 277,839 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 for a third year in a row in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2022-2023 Best Hospitals Guide.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

An acute care facility in the north metro area, Emory Saint Josephs Hospital (ESJH) has 662 Emory medical faculty physicians, 421 private practice physicians, 256 Kaiser Permanente physicians, and 10 Emory Specialty Associate physicians. ESJH trains 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 in the top 25 hospitals nationally for joint replacement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

ESJH has 66 ICU beds and is a six-time Magnet hospital, recognized for its nursing excellence. Patients in FY 2020: 17,003 admissions and 99,509 outpatient service visits.

U.S. News & World Report ranked ESJH the No. 2 hospital for the 7th consecutive year in Georgia and metro Atlanta in its 2022-2023 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 licensed beds. Annual patient service visits: 33,192 admissions, 333,546 outpatient visits, and 150,562 emergency room visits. Staffed by approximately 900 Emory medical faculty and 135 advanced practice providers; in addition, 376 Emory residents and fellows provide care at Grady under supervision of the faculty. 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.

Atlanta VA Healthcare System

Located near the main Emory campus, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System has 363 authorized inpatient hospital beds, including 152 medical/surgical beds, 42 community living center beds, a 61-bed domiciliary, and 11 psychosocial residential rehabilitation beds. Annual patient totals: 6,694 admissions and more than 1.48 million outpatient service visits. Staffed by 314 Emory physicians, providing the majority of patient care.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

Staffed by 182 Emory faculty physicians, with Emory clinicians providing 95% of care, CHOA at Egleston is located on the Emory campus. The hospital has 330 beds. Annual patient totals: 9,893 admissions and 227,896 outpatient service visits.