The Department of Emergency Medicine’s goals are to provide the highest quality emergency and urgent medical care to our patients within the setting of cutting-edge research, training and education. This high level of service will be provided to both adults and children in the Augusta University and Children’s Hospital of Georgia emergency departments. 

The Emergency Medicine Physicians, Residents, Nurses and Ancillary healthcare professionals provide the highest level of medical care that only an Academic Medical Center can provide. The Department not only renders emergency care to the sick and injured, it also produces cutting edge research and are national leaders in operational medicine, ED Management, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and emergency medicine ultrasound. The department is also a pioneer in the development of novel solutions to improve patient triage, tracking and flow and staffing to maximize efficiency and economy.



Department Chairman

Richard B. Schwartz, MD, FACEP 
Department Chairman and Professor 
Medical School: Wayne State University

Office phone (706) 721-4910 
Office Fax (706) 721-5185 
Office Address: 1120 15th Street AF-2028 
Augusta, GA 30912 


Department Administrator
Amy Shultz, MBA
Phone: (706) 721-7944

Administrative Service Director
Carol Pogue
Phone: (706) 446-5435