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Emily J Herndon, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Track
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Mailing Address:
1841 Clifton Road NE
Room 506
Atlanta GA 30329


Current Titles:

  • Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Emory University, January 2014-present
  • Co-Director, M3 Primary Care Clerkship, January 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Track, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Emory University.  July 1994-present
  • Osler Society Advisor, Emory School of Medicine. June 2007-present
  • Osler Society Co-Director June 2015-present
  • Staff Physician, Emory Student Health & Counseling Services August 2014-present


Georgia Medical License # 035902

Specialty Board Certification:

American Board of Family Practice, 1992; Last recertification- 2014


  • Medical Degree: Emory University School of Medicine, cum laude1989
  • Baccalaureate Degree: BS in Biology, Emory University, 1985
  • Postgraduate Residency:  Florida Hospital Family Practice Residency, Orlando Fl 32803, 1989- 1992

Honors and Awards:

  • Medical Student Educators Development Institute (MSEDI) Fellow-2/2015
  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, Family Medicine Educator of the Year- 2014
  • Charles Hamilton Department of Community Medicine Award, Fall 2011 (Highest Award given to a staff physician in the Community Medicine Division at Grady Health Systems)
  • Dean’s Teaching Award, Emory School of Medicine, 2010
  • Teaching Award, Grady Community, Medicine October 2009
  • Teaching Award, Emory Family Medicine Residency, 2007
  • Outstanding Community Preceptor, Emory Family Medicine Residency, 1999-2000
  • Outstanding Community Preceptor, Emory Family Medicine Residency, 1998-1999
  • Cum laude, Emory School of Medicine 1989  
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Emory School of Medicine, 1988
  • CIBA Community Service Award, Emory School of Medicine 1987
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Emory College, 1984

Current Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, 2014-present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, 1987 - present
  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, 1992 - present
    • Delegate(District 11)2006-2008
    • Student and Resident Interest Task Force, 2007-2009

Formal Teaching:

  • Emory School of Medicine, Osler Society Advisor, June 2007-present
  • Emory School of Medicine, Co-Director Ambulatory Care Block January 2014-present.
  • Emory School of Medicine, Introduction to Cross Cultural Medicine (M2 elective), January-May 2006; Fall 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Lectures for PA Program- Contraceptive Cases, Cross Cultural Medicine-8/2015, Sprig 2016
  • Emory School of Medicine, M1 Problem Based Learning Class,
    • August 2001-May 2005, August 2006-May 2007
  • Emory School of Medicine, M2 Problem Based Learning Class, August 2005- May 2006

Supervisory Teaching:

  • Community Preceptor, Tacoma Family Medicine Residency, December 2009
  • Preceptor, Emory Family Practice Residency, (Emory Clinic at Dunwoody, South Dekalb & Crawford Long), June 1998-2007; July 2014-January 2016
  • Preceptor, Emory Family Medicine Clerkship/Ambulatory Care Block @ North Dekalb Clinic, 2005-2012
  • Outpatient Experience (OPEX) preceptor, Emory School of Medicine, October 2008-2011; October 2013-July 2014
  • Preceptor, Emory University Physician Assistant South Georgia Farmworker Health Project
    • June 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, October 2013, June 2013, October 2011, June 2011, June 2010, June 2009, October 2007, June 1999
  • Preceptor, Emory Nurse Midwifery-Family Nurse Practitioner Program, August 2000-July 2001
  • Preceptor, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN Program, Kennesaw State University, August 1997-July 1998


  • EUSOM Department Education Leadership Committee 2016-present
  • Clerkship Director’s Committee, EUSOM, February 2014-present
  • Progress and Promotions Committee, Applications, EUSOM February 2014-present
  • EUSOM Admissions Committee, 2009-present
  • Physical Examination Taskforce Chair, Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM) July-August 2017
  • LCME Curricular Content Committee Chair, Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM) 9/14-6/15
  • EUSOM Competency & Assessment Committee, 2008-2011

Invited Speaker:

  • AAFP Global Health Workshop September 2016: “Twenty Years of Caring for South Georgia Farmworkers”
  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly 11/6/15: SAM Facilitator (Chronic Pain Management)
  • Society of Teachers in Family Medicine- Medical Student Education Conference 2/6/2015- Presented 2 sessions:
    • Adopting a New Model for Inter-professional Student Education in an Ambulatory Primary Care Site.
    • Inter-disciplinary Collaboration in a Community- Based Learning Project: Medical Professional Students’ Experiences in a Farmworker Health Project
  • Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly 11/10/05: “Update on Contraception”


Review Article:

Herndon E., Zieman M.  New Contraceptive Options   Am Fam Physician 2004;69:853-60


Herndon E, Joyce L. Getting the Most out of Language Interpreters   Fam Prac Management 2004;11;37-44

Book Chapter:

Conn's Current Therapy, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  Contraception chapter

National Faculty Member for the Core Content Review for Family Medicine  Vol36(3), April 2005 and Vol36(5), July 2005