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 health through 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, 23,400 employees (including 2,894 faculty), 1,282 affiliated faculty, 5,246 students and trainees, and a $6.8 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.


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Dr. Wright Caughman

Michael M.E. Johns, MD

Executive Vice President for Health Affairs 
President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare

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The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the nation's health and well-being through vigorous leadership of the nation’s academic health centers. WHSC is a member.