Judith E Tintinalli, MD, MS, FACEP

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine

Judith E Tintinalli, MD

Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS, FACEP

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Administration, School of Public Health
Lecturer, Medical Journalism, School of Journalism & Mass Communication



Medical School

  • Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD, 1969


  • Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1974

Post Graduate Training

  • University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • MS in biostatistics and clinical research design, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • State of North Carolina 1991-
  • State of Michigan 1969-


  • Editor in Chief,  Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide), 1980, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2009, and 8th edition in progress;
    • 7th edition received the British Medical Association ‘Best Surgery Textbook of the Year’
    • 2013 was selected as the core textbook for the European Union Board Examination in Emergency Medicine
  • Editor in Chief, Access Emergency Medicine.com, 2005-present
  • Editor in Chief, Emergency Physicians Monthly, 2013-present
  • Tintinalli J; Cameron P; Holliman J, editors:  EMS A Global Guidebook, People’s Medical Publishing House, xxxx
  • Tintinalli J; Pearlman M; xxxx editors: Emergency Care of the Woman, McGraw Hill, New York, xxxx
  • Associate Editor, Annals of Emergency Medicine, xxxx-xxxx


  • Founding Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, 1991-2007
  • President, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1989-1990
  • President, Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine, 2007 – 2008
  • Founder and first President, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)

Professional Activities

  • Honorary Member, Polish society of Emergency Medicine, 2005
  • Honorary Member, Chilean Society of Emergency Medicine, 2006
  • Editorial Board, Australasian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2008-
  • Editorial Board, Emergencias (Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine), 2008-
  • Reviewer, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2009 –
  • Board of Directors, PACE-MD  (El Programa de Actualization Continua en Emergencias) 2005-
  • ACEP Ambassador to Poland 2005-

Special Honors and Awards

  • 1981: James Mill Meritorious Achievement Award, ACEP
  • 1982: Michiganian of the Year, presented by the Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan, February
  • 1990: ACEP National Education Award
  • 1996: SAEM Leadership Award
  • 1997: election to National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine
  • 2003: Invited background character, ‘ER’ Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank, California (episode aired Feb 5, 2004)
  • 2003: Raleigh News & Observer Tarheel of the Week
  • 2004: EMRA Firsts  and Founders, 30 individuals that have shaped Emergency Medicine Residency Education, on the occaion of the 30th anniversary of EMRA  
  • 2007: NC Emergency Physician of the Year
  • 2008: ACEP Hero of Emergency Medicine
  • 2010 Council of Emergency Medicine Directors, Honorary Emeritus Member
  • 2008: Peter Rosen Award, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • 2011 IFEM Faculty Recognition Award for poster ‘Clinical Experience in a 3-year US Emergency Medicine Residency Program: How Much is Just Right?  Tintinalli J, Shofer F, Biese K, Phipps J, Rabinovich S, Hobgood C, snyder G
  • 2013: Legacy of Emergency Medicine, video, highlighting developers of the specialty
  • 2013: UNC Academy of Educations, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2013 October:   Berryhill Distinguished Lectureship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Research and Professional Interests

  • NCDETECT, statewide NC emergency department database
  • Global Emergency Medicine, emphasis on Europe and Latin America