About Us


To be a leading academic Department of Emergency Medicine regionally, nationally, and internationally — with a continual focus on the health and well-being of West Virginians.


To draw upon the talents of the Emergency Medicine faculty at West Virginia University School of Medicine and staff at WVU Medicine to:  1) provide world-class emergency care to every patient every day in WVU Medicine’s Emergency Centers; 2) create and sustain educational programs that train the future leaders in Emergency Medicine—whether they work in the community or in a large academic medical center; and 3) define the medicine of tomorrow through support of state-of-the-art, investigative research.

Statement of Values

We, the West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine Community, are committed to:

  • Providing unparalleled, high-quality care to our patients every day;
  • Hiring and cultivating caring, compassionate, and empathetic physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and staff;
  • Educating and training the future practitioners of emergency care in West Virginia and beyond; and
  • Defining the future practice of emergency care through innovative, cutting-edge investigative research.