Marcus Trauma Center

Person in operating room

Atlanta’s Best Trauma Care

When terrible injuries occur, go to Grady.

Grady’s Marcus Trauma Center is the only Level 1 trauma center in Atlanta verified by the American College of Surgeons. That means we offer Atlanta’s best, most comprehensive trauma care for all who enter our doors. All the medical expertise that any trauma patient might need is available here: Surgeons, neurologists, burn specialists, and every other subspecialist needed to treat a catastrophic accident or injury.

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.

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Why Choose Us

Simply put, Grady operates one of the nation’s best trauma centers.

Medical fellows and residents from around the world come to Atlanta to learn at our Marcus Trauma Center. So do military special forces medics who need to know how to efficiently handle complex, severe trauma cases.

We are one of the five busiest trauma centers in the nation and the busiest on the East Coast. Serious trauma patients are routinely brought to Grady from neighboring states because we have the experience to handle the most complicated cases and the newest medical technology to diagnose and treat the most serious conditions. Our trauma experts serve on the faculties of Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine. And, because Grady has one of the nation’s most active trauma research programs, we offer access to some of medicine’s most promising emerging therapies.

At Grady, every patient we treat benefits from the comprehensive medical services we’ve created for Atlanta over more than 125 years. That means we have the expertise to handle whatever trauma you’ve experienced and whatever complications may arise. Our use of pioneering techniques has won Grady a national reputation for medical advancement in trauma care and areas like burns, stroke, diabetes, infectious diseases, women’s health, sickle cell, and other conditions cared for by specialists in our centers of excellence.

Grady is Atlanta's on ACS verified Level 1 trauma center

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What We Treat

Trauma comes in unimaginable forms. Grady has handled them all. We routinely treat patients injured in vehicle crashes, industrial accidents, falls, impalements, burns, and other incidents. Our trauma specialists understand that time is critical when caring for a trauma case. That is why trauma care starts before a patient arrives at our doors.

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Locations and Directions

Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ground Floor

24 hours a day, 365 days per year

(404) 616-1000 (Main)
(404) 616-1000 (Appointments)

Parking is available

Public Transportation

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Facilities

The new Grady Marcus Trauma Center was designed by trauma experts to handle every trauma case imaginable. Our facilities are designed to accommodate a surge in injuries that can result from a mass casualty or disaster. The Grady trauma center has:

  • 15 beds, including seven resuscitation bays and eight critical care rooms. All are equipped with advanced medical and cardiac monitoring technology.
  • Round-the-clock staffing to handle critically injured patients when they need care. Our trauma team includes board-certified critical care and trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists experienced in trauma care, trauma nurses, burn surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, ear, nose and throat specialists, plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, interventional radiologists, and others who are available to provide rapid diagnosis and treatment for life-threatening injuries.
  • Atlanta’s best rapid computer tomography scanners.
  • State-of-the-art imaging.
  • On-site blood and plasma stores, which enable us to quickly match and transfuse patients who have lost significant amounts of blood.
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Support Services

Trauma injuries can take a serious toll on both patients and their families. That is why Grady provides support services to help patients, their families, and their friends get through the immediate shock and deal with the residual effects of a trauma. We offer:

  • 24-hour social workers
  • 24-hour interpreters
  • Chaplains
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapists
  • Prevention – public education

Learn more about our patient and visitor services.

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Research

As one of the nation’s elite teaching hospitals, our trauma clinicians have been involved in countless studies aimed at finding better, more effective treatments for patients of traumatic injuries. In fact, research done at Grady has helped to redefine the way doctors around the world treat trauma patients. This commitment to research means that Grady offers the best standard trauma care – and the best emerging care available.

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Our Doctors

Every hospital treats patients. At Grady, we strive to treat them better, more efficiently, and more effectively. We have two full, in-house trauma teams to provide trauma coverage every hour of every day. The mission to care for all who need us attracts physicians from across the nation, and most are employed by the Emory and Morehouse schools of medicine. They are drawn here by the knowledge that we test the limits of medicine by innovating existing standards of care and exploring novel treatments.

Our zeal for innovation is demonstrated by the fact that Grady has been an early adopter of a variety of modern medical practices and techniques. For example, we were one of the first trauma centers to embrace Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA), to care for trauma patients who are bleeding to death from injuries to their chest, abdomen, or pelvis. The technique maneuvers a flexible catheter into the aorta and inflates a balloon at its tip to stop the bleeding. The procedure buys time for surgeons to repair the injury and save the patient.

Omar K. Danner
Omar K. Danner

Chief of Surgery at Grady for Morehouse

Christopher J. Dente
Christopher J. Dente

Deputy Chief of Surgery, Emory

Jonathan H. Nguyen
Jonathan H. Nguyen

Associate Trauma Medical Director, Co-Chair ACS Research Committee, Chair Trauma Pre-Hospital Care, Chair Trauma Resuscitation Committee