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Sheryl L. Heron

Sheryl L. Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP

Dr. Sheryl Heron is a Professor and Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs on the Grady Campus and Associate Director of Education & Training for the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE) at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a Past Chair of the Emergency Medicine Section of the National Medical Association. She has received several awards including the Partnership Against Domestic Violence’s HOPE Award, the Woman in Medicine Award from the Council of Concerned Women of the National Medical Association, the Gender Justice Award from the Commission on Family Violence and was named a hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). In 2012, she was named the inaugural President of the Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and is currently on ACEP’s Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity task force. She is an editor of the first textbook in Emergency Medicine on Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care (2016) and the recently published 2nd edition, Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care – Your Story/Our Story (2019). Dr. Heron has lectured extensively on Wellness & Well-Being in medicine, Diversity, Equity & inclusion in Medicine as well as the medical response to Intimate Partner Violence.

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Emergency Medicine

Fellowships

  • American College of Emergency Medicine

Affiliations

  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
  • Internship: Martin Luther King, Jr.,/Drew Medical Center
  • Residency: Martin Luther King, Jr.,/Drew Medical Center

Honors & Awards

Deans Teaching Award – Emory University School of Medicine, 2011

Champions for Change – Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, 2011

American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award, 2012

Visionary Educator Award – Academy for Diversity & Inclusion in Emergency Medicine – Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2012

Spirit of Leadership Award – President’s Commission on Race & Ethnicity, Emory University School of Medicine, 2012

Howard University College of Medicine – Honors & Oath Principle Speaker Class of 2013

MVP of the Week – Grady Memorial Hospital Leadership Team, 2014

Hamilton Holmes 10th Anniversary Speaker – Emory University School of Medicine, 2014

Outstanding Women in Medicine – Emory University School of Medicine, 2015

Inaugural Wes Curry Executive Leadership Award in Diversity and Inclusion – Vituity – 6th Annual Emergency Medicine Executive Summit - 2018

Inaugural Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award – Emory University School of Medicine – 2018

Keynote Addressant – Martin Luther King Jr, 27th Community Service Awards Program – 2019

2019 - AACEM/ADIEM Chair Development (CDP) Scholarship