Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine
Interim Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, AU Medical Associates
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Chief Patient Safety Officer
Co-Director, Cntr for Operational Medicine
Director, AU Medical Associates
Dr. Phillip Coule serves as the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for AU Health System, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for the Medical College of Georgia, assuming this role in February 2018.
Dr. Phillip Coule previously served as the Interim Executive Vice-President for Health Affairs and Chief Executive Officer for AU Health System. He has served as the Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Patient Safety Officer. Dr. Coule earned his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 2012. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and the pre-hospital EMS Subspecialty Board. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Clinical and Business Operations for the MCG Department of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Services, where he applied LEAN principles to reduce operating costs, accelerate patient flow and increase overall value for our patients.
An expert in emergency medicine, disaster preparedness and mass casualty triage, Dr. Coule serves on the Board of Directors for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation and helped develop the NDLS training programs that have become the gold standard for health care disaster preparedness training.
Dr. Coule serves on multiple hospital quality and safety committees and chairs the Board of Directors for GRAChIE – the Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange – an electronic platform that promotes care coordination and quality through an efficient, meaningful healthcare information network.