About the Emergency Medicine Department
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 30 emergency-trained, board-certified physicians from leading healthcare institutions around the country with a diversity of expertise.
Our Department Mission
We serve our community by:
* Providing high-quality, compassionate emergency care to a diverse patient population
* Educating and mentoring the next generation of leaders in Emergency Medicine
* Fostering a collaborative research environment that is dedicated to discovery and innovation