Elie Named Chair of UAB Department of Emergency Medicine



Elie Named Chair of UAB Department of Emergency Medicine

Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD

Marie-Carmelle Elie, MD has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UAB School of Medicine, a role she will assume on June 1, pending provost approval Elie obtained her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her medical degree from the State University of New York with a distinction in research. Following her emergency medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, she completed the Critical Care/Trauma Fellowship at the R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. She is triple board-certified in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine.

"My greatest privilege over the course of my career has been to care for patients," Elie said. "I am excited about the opportunity to join UAB leading an emergency department committed to the advancement of patient care through education, discovery and community outreach."

Elie currently serves as associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Palliative Care, at the University of Florida's College of Medicine. In addition to her role as director of Research and Clinical Trials at the university, she serves as chief medical officer for Gainesville's Haven, a hospice and palliative medicine organization that spans services across the state of Florida.

Elie co-chaired the hospital sepsis committee for the University of Florida Health where she spearheaded the hospital-wide sepsis protocols, instituted the emergency room sepsis alert, and coordinated plans to establish a communitywide program that has engaged neighboring facilities and the pre-hospital system.