Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D., has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
With this promotion, Elie is the first Black woman to be named permanent chair of an emergency medicine department at a major U.S. medical school. She is a graduate of Columbia University and earned her medical degree from the State University of New York in Brooklyn with a distinction in research.
She performed her emergency medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and then completed a 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 car, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine. She comes to UAB from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, where she served as associate professor in the Division of Critical Care, Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Palliative Care. There she also served as director of research and clinical trials and directs the emergency-critical care research effort.