Health Sciences

Woodruff Health Sciences Center 

At A Glance

Founded in 1966 and named for the legendary leader of the Coca-Cola Company, the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is working to pioneer new ways to prevent and treat disease, prepare the next generation to save and improve lives, provide the highest-quality clinical care possible, and serve the community.

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 most comprehensive health system in Georgia.

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has $3.7 billion in operating expenditures, 24,067 employees (including 3,035 faculty), 1,236 affiliated faculty, 5,207 students and trainees, and a $7.2 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.


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Jonathan S. Lewin, MD

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD

Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University
Executive Director, Woodruff Health Sciences Center
President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare

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