Louis Ciamillo

Associate Professor

Louis Ciamillo

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine


Appointment Date: 2003

Dr. Ciamillo earned his medical degree in 1999, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in 2003, both at the Medical College of Georgia. He joined the Emergency Medicine faculty after completing his Residency. He currently serves as Director of Quality Assurance of Emergency.

Prior to entering medicine, Dr. Ciamillo ran his family’s law enforcement wholesale company. After becoming a physician, Dr. Ciamillo received additional field training completing the national CONTOMS course on tactical medicine. He subsequently joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office’s SRT team, and served as a tactical emergency physician on the team for five years.

Dr. Ciamillo was instrumental in the MCG Emergency Room expansion, which included a 10 bed acute care unit and 7 bed psychiatric unit. From inception the process took four years to complete. He co-authored patient care and comfort measures initiative with input from both nursing and physician staff and hospital leadership, creating a new paradigm in care of the emergency patient to address pain and suffering at check in, and give nursing more clinical autonomy to initiate care measures. He served as the Emergency Medicine Department’s Medical Director for 9 years.

Specialty Focus: Difficult Airway Training, Transvenous Pacemaker Implantation, Emergency Ophthalmology,
Emergency Orthopedics

  • (706) 721-9957
  • AF 2037


  • MD, Medicine Medical College of Georgia, 1999

  • BS, Bio, General Augusta State University, 1995


  • Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2015

  • ABEM ABEM, 2005

  • PHY Comp St Brd of Med Examiners, 2001

  • Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Program Award Augusta University, 2016

  • MCG, Emergency Medicine Resident Teacher of the Year 1999

  • James Puryear Scholarsip 1995

  • McCrary Science Award 1991

  • Phi Kappa Phi Essay - Semi-Finalist (Lifetime Membership) 1991

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship


Selected Recent Publications

  • False Positive Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm on Bedside Emergency Ultrasound, 2004
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Quality Unit Council Committee, MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine 2011 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Leadership Committee, MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine 2008 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • AUMC, Medical Executive Committee 2008 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • AUMC, ICU Committee 2006 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • AUMC, Patient Advisor Committee Meeting 2008 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Health / Patient Care and Comfort Measures Initiative 2009 - 2012

    Role: Committee Chair
  • AUMC, Academic Group Practice Committee 2006 - 2012

    Role: Committee Member