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Emily J Herndon, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Track
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Mailing Address:
Grady North DeKalb Community Health Center
3807 Clairmont Rd, NE
Chamblee, GA 30341


Current Titles:

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Track, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Emory University. July 1994-present
  • Staff Physician, Grady Health System, Department of Community Medicine. September 2006-present
  • Osler Society Advisor, Emory School of Medicine. June 2007-present
  • Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Emory School of Medicine, Jan 2014-present


Georgia Medical License # 035902

Specialty Board Certification:

American Board of Family Practice, 1992; Last recertification- 2004


  • 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:

  • Charles Hamilton, Grady Health System Department of Community Medicine Award, Fall, 2011
  • Dean's Teaching Award, Emory School of Medicine, 2010
  • Teaching Award, Grady Community Medicine, 2009
  • Teaching Award, Emory Family Medicine Residency Program, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Emory School of Medicine, 1988
  • CIBA Community Service Award, Emory School of Medicine, 1987
  • Outstanding Community Preceptor, Emory Family Medicine Residency, 1999-2000, 1998-1999

Current Professional Memberships:

  • 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:

  • Osler Society Advisor, Emory School of Medicine  2007- present
  • M1 Problem Based Learning Class,  Emory School of Medicine, 2001-2007
  • M2 Problem Based Learning Class, Emory School of Medicine, 2005-2006
  • Introduction to Cross Cultural Medicine (M2 elective), Emory School of Medicine. 2006

Supervisory Teaching:

  • Community Preceptor, Tacoma Family Medicine Residency, Dec, 2009
  • Preceptor, Emory Family Medicine Residency, 1998-2007
  • Preceptor, Emory Family Medicine Clerkship/Ambulatory Care Block at North DeKalb Clinic, 2005-2012
  • Outpatient Experience (OPEX) Preceptor, Emory School of Medicine, 2008-2011
  • Preceptor, Emory Physician Assistant Programm South Georgia Farmworker Health Project,June, 2013, June/Oct, 2011, June, 2010, 2009
  • Oct, 2007, June, 1999
  • Preceptor, Emory Nurse MidwiferypFamily Nurse Practitioner Program, 2000-2001
  • Preceptor, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN Program, Kennesaw State U. , 1997-1998


  • Emory School of Medicine Admissions Committee, 2009-present
  • Emory School of Medicine, Competency and Assessment Commkittee, 2008-2011

Invited Speaker:

Georgia Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting, 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