Joy Slade
Joy Slade Director of Medical Affairs at Joy F. Slade MD

Joy Slade is an esteemed medical professional based in Atlanta, Georgia who specializes in Emergency Medicine. With board certification in Emergency Medicine from the American College of Emergency Physician, Slade has cultivated profound expertise throughout their career in both level 1 and level 2 trauma centers, where they appreciate the challenges of managing intricate clinical presentations. At ease simultaneously in the fast-paced trauma center environment and the comparably lighter workload of Urgent Care Medicine, Slade continuously exhibits the critical skill of adaptability in the dynamic field of healthcare.

Since 2014, Slade has been serving as the Director of Medical Affairs at their self-named medical establishment. Prior to this position, Slade practiced as an Attending Emergency Medicine Physician in the emergency departments of several healthcare institutions, including Tenet Healthcare: Atlanta Medical South and Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Slade also previously held the position of Assistant Clinical Professor at Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Center of Central Georgia. In addition, Slade has been certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, and has served as an expert witness in medical malpractice and criminal cases. They also participated in clinical trials with the Department of Neurology at Dekalb Medical Center and Medical Central of Central Georgia, contributing to crucial research on non-hemorrhagic stroke. Slade is also a proud graduate of UMass Chan Medical School, where they underwent an Emergency Medicine Residency, and the Kaiser West LA Internal Medicine Residency, specialty programs that unquestionably contributed to their wealth of medical knowledge and practical application skills.

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Joy Slade
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Director of Medical Affairs
Joy F. Slade MD (since 2014)
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Emergency Medicine Specialist at level 1 and level 2 trauma centers.This is where I have extensive training, expertise and experience. Managing complex clinical presentations is both challenging and rewarding. Urgent Care Medicine is less challenging and a welcome break from the busy trauma centers. Specialties: Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, American College Emergency Physicians extensive experience with level 1& level 2 trauma centers Certified in Basic Life Support Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pediatric Advanced Life Support Advanced Trauma Life Support Expert Witness in Medical Malpractice and Criminal Cases Participant in clinical trials with Department of Neurology at Dekalb Medical Center and Medical Central of Central Georgia to determine the benefit of TPA adminstration for non-hemorrhagic stroke.


UMass Chan Medical School
Attended in 1990 - 1992
Field of study: Emergency Medicine Residency
Kaiser West LA Internal Medicine Residency 1989-1990
Internal Medicine Residency
Attended in 1989 - 1990
Field of study: PGY3


Joy F. Slade MD
Director of Medical Affairs
Sep 2014 - Present
Tenet Healthcare: Atlanta Medical South
Greater Atlanta Area
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician
May 2013 - Jun 2021

Attending physician in the emergency department.
Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center
Lavonia, Georgia
Attending Emergency Medicine Physician
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Mercer University School of Medicine
Asst.Clinical Professor
Sep 2007 - Sep 2012

Medical Center of Central Georgia( MCCG), Emergency Department/Ass. Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine

As Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine, I teach medical students, residents, PA's, NP's how to rapidly assess, diagnose and treat patients with kindness, respect and expertise.

Practicing medicine is tricky. Finding that balance is key. Being and exceptional clinician doesn't stop once the central line is placed and the patient has been successfully intubated. The real talent must show when dealing with patients and their families!

Technical terms must be explained in a compassionate and respectful manner. Having an angry, frustrated and confused patient of family member isn't desired. Emergency Medicine is tricky. Developing an exceptional rapport with patients and family must be mastered in matter of minutes!! It isn't for everyone.

Students and residents must find their calling, it might not be Emergency Medicine, then again, it just might!

What ever they decide, they must LOVE it, master it and offer their best at ALL times.
Medical Center of Central Georgia
Attending Staff- Emergency Medicine
Aug 2007 - Sep 2012

Level 1 Trauma Center.

Working at The Med ( as we call MCCG) for the past 5 years has been an amazing journey. A trauma center functions as a team. Everyone plays a part into ensuring the survival of the patient. From the nurses, ER techs, patient representatives to the surgeons, the recognition and treatment of potentially life threatening emergencies is what we do best.

Everyone plays a role in patient survival.

I have had the privilege to practice my craft with some of the the best EMS personnel, nurses, surgeons that Macon Georgia has to offer.

We are ready 24/7 to handle ANY emergency, whether it happens to walk in, get flown in by chopper or dumped off at the front door, I'm ready. Our TEAM is ready and waiting!!