Marcus Trauma Center

80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30303 | (404) 616-2226 | 24 hours a day; seven days a week

As the region’s premier level I trauma center and Atlanta’s only nationally verified center, Grady’s Marcus Trauma Center has specially trained surgical teams here and ready 24/7. This means patients brought to Grady after a serious injury have immediate access to trauma surgeons, operating rooms, and other highly skilled specialists.

Marcus Trauma Center has 15 beds including seven resuscitation bays and eight critical care rooms – each fully equipped with advanced medical technology and cardiac monitoring. 

The Trauma Team

Optimal care of trauma patients requires a multidisciplinary team of specialists. At any given time, multiple physician specialists are onsite at Grady – from trauma surgeons to emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic experts. All Grady trauma surgeons have specialized training in trauma and critical care and are doubled boarded in general surgery and surgical critical care.

Grady’s multidisciplinary trauma team includes:

  • Physicians (Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia)
  • Nurses (Emergency Care Center, Operating Room, Intensive Care Units, Floors and Clinics)
  • Technologists (Laboratory, Radiology, Blood Bank)
  • Therapists (Respiratory, Physical, Occupational, Speech)

Comprehensive Healthcare Team – What Makes Grady Special

From a simple contusion to compound fractures, open wounds, or lacerations, our Grady staff is capable of delivering complete, timely and state of the art care, from admission through rehabilitation. A few things that make us special include:

  • All Trauma Surgeons are dual boarded in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
  • Orthopedic expertise in complex fractures and acetabular repairs
  • Endovascular support for repair of blunt aortic injury
  • Fellowship trained neurosurgical and spine surgeons
  • Brain and spinal cord injury research protocols
  • Expertise in complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Comprehensive burn care


Transferring trauma, surgical critical care, or burn patients to Grady takes just one call: 1-866-GRADY-TX (1-866-472-3989). If your patient requires the care of a trauma center, surgeons are prepared to consult with you and accept your patient.

Here’s how it works…

• Your call will be answered by the nurse-staffed Grady Transfer Center.

  • Preliminary patient information will be gathered, and the in-house attending surgeon will be contacted.
  • Within minutes, you’ll be speaking to the attending surgeon – and immediate arrangements will be made to transfer your patient.
  • Should your patient need rapid transport by air, Grady will assist in making the necessary arrangements.
  • Grady will quickly provide appropriate feedback regarding the extent of injuries and the patient’s outcome.

When to Choose Grady

  • Poly-trauma, multiply injured patients
  • Complex solid organ injuries
  • Severe pulmonary/ thoracic injuries
  • CNS injuries: brain and spinal cord
  • Vascular injuries – blunt thoracic aortic injuries
  • Mangled extremities
  • Any patient exceeding your institutional capabilities

Forms you’ll need

download_pdf   Authorization of Treatmentdownload_pdf   Rights & Responsibilities

Maps and directions

To the building
Inside the building

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Public transportation

MARTA offers two options to access Grady Health System’s main campus. MARTA’s bus route options do change, please check MARTA’s website ( for complete information.

Option #1: Rail Take MARTA’s East-West rail line to stop E1 — Georgia State Station. From the station, walk two blocks north on Piedmont Avenue. Turn right onto Gilmer Street. Walk one block east on Gilmer, to Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.

Option #2: Bus Take MARTA bus Route 99 which passes in front of Grady Memorial Hospital and puts you directly onto the Health System campus.


Butler Street Parking Deck is located at 92 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE and is attached to the Main Grady campus. The deck is open 24 hours a day; seven days a week. Enter the parking deck on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Parking is $1 for every 20 minutes – up to a maximum of $6 per 24-hour period. Pay upon exit using cash, credit or debit card. Click here for directions.

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