Emergency Medicine is a specialty practice that focuses on the treatment of acute and urgent medical conditions. Emergency practitioners treat the full spectrum of patients using skills ranging from those of a general practitioner to specialists.
Initially established as a section in the Department of Medicine, Emergency Medicine became the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2017 and plays a crucial role in medical education and research. It also provides compassionate, dignified and state-of-the-art emergency care for residents of Harris County, regardless of insurance coverage, socioeconomic status, native language, literacy or disability.
Each Baylor Emergency Medicine faculty physician is board certified or board eligible in the clinical specialty of Emergency Medicine. Located at Ben Taub Hospital, our emergency team includes more than 20 emergency-trained, board-certified physicians from leading healthcare institutions around the country with a diversity of expertise.
The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine is to provide excellence in emergency medicine education, research, and medical service to our patients and community.