Division of Emergency Medicine
Division Director: Edward C. Jauch, MD
Business Administrator: Denise DeGuzman, MHA
Welcome to the Medical University of South Carolina's Emergency Medicine Department in Charleston, South Carolina. Our mission is to provide the best emergency care to patients throughout the lowcountry and the region, and to advance the field of Emergency Medicine by training future physician leaders of Emergency Medicine and performing critical research to advance the healthcare of all patients. Our goal is to align the three pillars of our program; clinical care, education, and research in an integrated emergency care system that addresses the rapidly changing healthcare needs of our patients.
Clinical care is the fundamental corner stone, and first pillar, to our program. We provide critical emergency service at the Adult Emergency Department and the Chest Pain Center not found elsewhere in the region. MUSC is the only level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center credentialed by the American College of Surgeons in the state. Similarly, MUSC provides the highest level of comprehensive cerebrovascular care throughout the south. Tertiary care services are available for all conditions, making MUSC the state's quaternary care center. The MUSC Pediatric Emergency Department is similarly a regional tertiary care center providing the highest level of care to children throughout the state and the front door to the MUSC Children's Hospital. Our commitment to compassionate care is not limited to the lowcountry. Emergency Medicine has partnered with the MUSC Center for Global Health and the Palmetto Medical Initiative to provide care across the globe with particular program focuses on the countries of Burundi, Nicaragua, and Uganda.
Education is the second pillar of our program. Our residency program, while young, continues to recruit phenomenal medical students to join our program. Our residency and fellowship training programs are engaging and interactive and widely recognized on the national level for the quality of our teaching and education. Our faculty have extensive experience in a multitude of specialties, including simulation, emergency ultrasound, global health, critical care, informatics, hospital administration, EMS, toxicology, and research. Our residents are well prepared for their Emergency Medicine futures regardless of which career path they choose.
Emergency Medicine research, is the third pillar of our program and continues to grow exponentially. Our Division received a NIH/NINDS StrokeNet Regional Coordinating Center award for SC-CoAST which creates a statewide collaboration to perform cutting edge research in cerebrovascular emergencies. Additional funded research areas include cardiology, toxicology, infections disease, informatics, and neurosciences. Residents and fellows are encouraged to participate in research, and research methodology is a critical part of the residency curriculum.
MUSC Emergency Medicine is a leader in Emergency Care throughout the state and region and is committed to providing compassionate and expert care to our patients. Thank you for your interest in our program!
"First choice in the Delivery, Education, and Advancement of Emergency Medicine"