LEADING

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Leading collaboratively through research to improve the quality of emergency care.

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TEACHING

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Teaching the doctors today, to be prepared for the problems of tomorrow.

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CARING

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Caring for patients using the best methods and technology.

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Welcome

Welcome to the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine. Our Emergency Department consists of 26 clinical faculty, 5 research faculty, and multiple adjunct faculty involved in the teaching, administration, research, and clinical care missions of the department. Our department sees volumes of approximately 75,000 adults and 45,000 pediatric patients yearly. As one of the largest referral centers in North Carolina, we see some of the highest acuity patients in the state, with an admit rate near 30%. We are a certified Level I Trauma Center, state Burn Center, and JCHAO Stroke Center.

A Message from Our Chair

Professor and Chair of Emergency MedicineWelcome!

I am privileged to chair an innovative and dynamic group of faculty, residents, fellows, nurses, staff and students who are helping reshape Emergency Medicine for the growing global health care needs of the 21st century. While we are leaders in advancing medical science with over $10 million annually in extramural research grants and a remarkable track record of educational innovations, we always keep patient care at the heart of everything we do. I welcome your interest in our exceptional department, our programs and our people.

-Dr. Charles B. Cairns, Professor and Chair