WashU Medicine emergency physicians see more than 150,000 patients annually, providing world-class specialty care to anyone who walks through our doors.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide exemplary health care to all who are in need with efficiency and compassion, and through research and teaching, to develop future generations of physicians with the knowledge, skills and values to do the same.

Message from the department chair

Opeolu Adeoye, MD, MS
Chair of Emergency Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. Our illustrious group of faculty, residents and staff works across the spectrum of emergency medicine, including critical care, EMS, ultrasound, toxicology, neurologic emergencies, research, education, pediatric emergency medicine, sports medicine and global health. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in all we do.

Our goal is to have a sustainable positive impact on the communities we are fortunate to serve. We seek to achieve this goal through outstanding and empathetic clinical care, innovative and socially conscious education, and cutting edge research and scholarship. This goal is made possible by the excellence that surrounds us.  

Washington University School of Medicine is a top 10 medical school that provides limitless potential for interdisciplinary collaboration. Our main teaching hospitals, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s, are consistently ranked among top hospitals nationwide. We are committed to exemplifying the very best of emergency medicine and developing and training future leaders in the field.

I invite you to explore more about our extraordinary community: the clinical sites where we care for critically ill patients from across the region, our community impact, our exceptional city of St. Louis, and of course the leading training programs we offer in every subspecialty of our field.