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Our Mission

Welcome to Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates. We are a physician owned and operated specialty group practice dedicated to creating a supportive environment for work, research, and education in all areas of pediatric acute care medicine. Our focus is to recruit, retain, and reward motivated, skilled physicians dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in our specialty. The physicians and mid-level practitioners of PEMA are committed to delivering the highest quality of care and service to the children we treat, their parents, and our affiliated institutions.

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About PEMA


Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates was established in February of 2000.  However, the origin of this group practice specializing in pediatric emergency medicine dates back to 1984.  Prior to that year, Scottish Rite Children's Hospital recognized the need in the Atlanta area for a pediatric emergency room.  Under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Simon, Atlants's first free-standing, exclusively pediatric emergency facility was established in July of 1984 which was 4 years before pediatric emergency medicine was recognized as a specialty with board certification.  

Initially staffed by 4 pediatric trained physicians with a special interest in acute care, the service has grown to over 100 physicians and mid-level practitioners and now also includes a procedural sedation service (PSS). The majority of our current physician staff are Pediatric Emergency Medicine board certified or eligible. We manage approximately 300,000 ED patient encounters per year in eight metropolitan area hospital based facilities - seven in Atlanta, Georgia, and one in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

While we are aggressively expanding our research and education activities, PEMA remains primarily focused on providing efficient, high quality medical care to ill and injured children.

For Parents
We have found the following websites to have valuable and reliable information for parents and caregivers on the health and welfare of children .

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