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Charles Gerardo, MD, Appointed Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine

Friday, July 15, 2016
By Duke Surgery
Charles Gerardo, MD, Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles Gerardo as the Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gerardo graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he received the Lyle Williams Award for his academic performance. He subsequently completed his Masters of Health Sciences from the Duke University Clinical Research Training Program.

In 2000, Dr. Gerardo joined the newly designated academic Division of Emergency Medicine at Duke. During his 16 years of service to Duke University, he has played an integral role in all of the major missions and signature programs within Emergency Medicine, from the early development of the residency program and medical student education to the initiation of its unique Global Health program. He has served in multiple leadership roles, including the Director of Undergraduate Education, Director of Emergency Medicine Global Health Program, Director of Clinical Affairs, and more recently Vice Chief of Clinical Operations. Dr. Gerardo also has held national leadership roles, including serving on the Clinical Policies Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, for which he has been a co-author of multiple guidelines. As a researcher, Dr. Gerardo is a national expert in copperhead snake envenomation, focusing on markers of severity and establishing the role of antivenom treatment in this disease.