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Hany Y. Atallah

Hany Y. Atallah, MD

Chief and Medical Director of Emergency Medicine

I have worked at Grady since 2003. I am committed to ensuring that patients who come to the emergency department have the best care in a timely fashion. I am humbled and honored to be allowed to care for our patients on a daily basis.


  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Emergency Medicine


  • Jacobi Medical Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Internship: Jacobi Medical Center
  • Residency: Jacobi Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Georgia College of Emergency Physicians Medical Director of the Year - 2014

Georgia Association of Physician Assistants Physician of the Year - 2013

Finalist – Franz Edelman Award for Excellence in Operations Research - 2014

2nd Place Award - Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research - 2013


Corbo J, Fu L, Silver M, Atallah, H., Bijur P. 2007. Comparison of laboratory values obtained by phlebotomy versus saline lock devices. Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. 2007Jan; 14 (1):23-7.

Robertson B, Atallah, H., Kaplan B, Higgins M, Lewitt MJ, Ander DS. 2010. The use of simulation and a modified TeamSTEPPS curriculum for medical and nursing student team training. Simulation in Healthcare Journal 2010; 5:332-337.

Kaplan BG, Holmes L, Mott M, Atallah, H. 2011. Design and implementation of an interdisciplinary pediatric mock code for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Computers, Informatics, Nursing Journal. 2011 Sep; 29(9):531-8.

Atallah HY, Weerasuriya D, Hess J, Houry D, Wu D, Haley L. 2013. Time to antibiotics and hospital length of stay in emergency department patients admitted for pneumonia: A retrospective, cross-sectional analysis. Universal Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2013 Jul; 1 (1): 1-5.

Brewer BL, Diehl AH 3rd, Johnson LS, Salomone JP, Wilson KL, Atallah HY, Feliciano DV, Rozycki GS. 2013. Choice of motorcycle helmet makes a difference: A prospective observational study. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2013 Jul; 75 (1):88-91.

Eva K. Lee, Hany Y. Atallah, Michael D. Wright, Eleanor T. Post, Calvin Thomas IV, Daniel T. Wu, Leon L. Haley Jr. (2015) Transforming Hospital Emergency Department Workflow and Patient Care. Interfaces 45(1):58-82.

Bandzar S, Vats A, Gupta S, Atallah H, Pitts S. 2015. Tricycle Injuries Presenting to US Emergency Departments, 2012-2013. Pediatrics. 2015 October; 136(4):658-63.

Atallah, HY, Magill AM, Moore B, Nelson J, McDaniel M. Case Report: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection In a 30 Year Old Post-Partum Female. Journal of Hospital and Medical Management. Hospital and Medical Management. 2015 December; 1(1):1-4.

Okafor M, Wrenn G, Ede V, Wilson N, Custer W, Risby E, Claeys M, Shelp FE, Atallah H, Mattox G, Satcher D. Improving Quality of Emergency Care Through Integration of Mental Health. Community Mental Health Journal. 2016 April; 52(3):332-42.

Bandzar S, Gupta S, Atallah H, Pitts S. Characteristics of United States Emergency Department Visits for Traumatic Amputations in the Elderly Adult from 2010 to 2013. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2016 January; 64(1):181-5.

Gupta, Shabnam, Bandzar, S, Atallah HY. Atypical Presentation of Cervical Carcinoma with Cerebral Metastasis. Ochsner Journal. 2016. Winter;16(4):548-550.