Founding Chairman of Vanderbilt's Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department and Nashville's International Airport
Dr. Corey Slovis, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS, is the founding Chairman of Vanderbilt’s Department of Emergency Medicine and served in that role from July 1992 until July 2020. He is currently the Medical Director for the Nashville Fire Department and Nashville’s International Airport. He has completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Slovis is one of Emergency Medicine’s most famous educators and routinely teaches at the largest gatherings of our specialty. He has received the Judith E. Tintinalli Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians and has also been awarded the American College of Emergency Physicians Speaker of the Year Award, the Peter Rosen Award from the American Association of Emergency Physicians, and the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Slovis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Chairs in Emergency Medicine. He was one of the first Vanderbilt faculty members to be named as a Master Clinical Teacher by the Dean and has been selected as Best Clinical Professor by the graduating medical school classes at every institution where he has taught, having won this award seven times in his career. Dr. Slovis has two teaching awards named after him: Vanderbilt’s Corey M. Slovis Excellence in Teaching Award and the Major Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Consortium’s Corey M. Slovis Award for Excellence in Education. Dr. Slovis teaches regularly, continues to publish with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and has co-authored three books. Dr. Slovis is a runner and practices yoga both aggressively and poorly. He is married to Dr. Bonnie Slovis, Professor Emeritus of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and lives with Holle, a German Shepherd, who was born to chase balls and love children.