Emily Sturkie, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Specialty Areas

Care of hospitalized adults, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Medical Education


BS Summa Cum Laude: Wofford College, 2009; MD Magna Cum Laude, University of South Carolina, 2013; Resident: University of North Carolina, Internal Medicine, 2013-16; Chief Resident: University of North Carolina, Internal Medicine, 2016-17; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina Health Care, 2017-present.

Research and Clinical Interests

Dr. Sturkie’s area of clinical interest include using ultrasound at the bedside for performing invasive procedures and to aid in clinical diagnosis and management of patients. She also enjoys teaching students and residents.

Personal Statement

I came to UNC to start my residency. I loved my time at UNC so much that I happily stayed as faculty after completion of my medical training. I enjoy the unique challenge of caring for complex medical patients while they are hospitalized and creating a smooth transition as they are discharged. I also appreciate that I am also able to incorporate my interests in the use of ultrasound and medical education into my daily practice.


Jonas D, Miller T, Ratner S, McGuirt B, Golin C, Grodensky C, Sturkie E, Kinley J, Dale M, Pignone M. Implementation and Quality Improvement of a Screening and Counseling Program for Unhealthy Alcohol Use in an Academic General Internal Medicine Practice. Journal of Healthcare Quality, Jan/Feb;39(1):15-27.



  • Address

    101 Manning Drive

    Hospital Medicine

    CB# 7085

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7085