Health Sciences

Woodruff Health Sciences Center 

At A Glance

Named for the legendary leader of the Coca-Cola Company, the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University was founded in 1966. Its mission is to serve humanity by improving integration of education, discovery, and health care. 

The center's components include Emory University School of Medicine, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Winship Cancer Institute, and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia.

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has $3.5 billion in operating expenditures, 23,121 employees (including 2,810 faculty), 1,371 affiliated faculty, 5,200 students and trainees, and a $6.8 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.


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Dr. Wright Caughman

Wright Caughman, MD

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