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Our mission is to provide outstanding emergency care through excellence in clinical care, education, research, administrative stewardship, and strategic initiatives. Central to this mission is to create an environment of inclusion for persons from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

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Welcome to the University of North Carolina’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Our Emergency Department consists of 40 clinical and research faculty—as well as additional adjunct faculty—involved in providing top-tier teaching, administration, research, and clinical care. Our department sees volumes of approximately 70,000 adults and 15,000 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.


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Dr. Judith Tintinalli Retirement

While Dr. Tintinalli, Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced her retirement in 2021, we are thankful for the culture of innovation and excellence she created at UNC, and are proud to continue her legacy of service! Join us in celebrating her many contributions to UNC and the field of Emergency Medicine with a special video.

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Judith Tintinalli, M.D., M.S.