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Katherine L. Nugent

Dr. Katherine L. Nugent, MD

I completed both my Emergency Medicine residency and my Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Emory University where I currently divide my time between the Grady Emergency Department, the Surgical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit, and the Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit – both at Emory University Hospital. My academic and research interests include quality improvement, interdisciplinary communication, resident and fellow education, trauma resuscitation, and sepsis management.

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Emergency Medicine


  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Emory Emergency Medicine, Chief Resident, July 2014-June 2015

Emory Emergency Medicine Clinical Excellence Award, June 2015

Grady Emergency Department Nurse Practice Council Resident of the Year, June 2015

House Staff Organization Professionalism Excellence Award, June 2015

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Student Teacher of the Year, June 2014


Nugent KL, Coopersmith CM. Fluid Management in Sepsis – Is There a “Golden Hour” (or two)? Critical Care Medicine. 2017 October;45(10): 1773-1775

Nugent KL, Coopersmith CM. How to run successful rounds in the intensive care unit. ICU Management & Practice. 2017;17(2):106-8

Nugent K, Moll J. The Hampton Hump in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014 June; 46(6): 828-9