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Charles J. Gerardo

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Box 3096 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Box 3096 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Gerardo is Professor and Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  He graduated with honors from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and received his MD degree from University of California, Davis.  He went on to complete his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  He completed his Masters of Health Sciences from the Duke University Clinical Research and Training Program.  In 2000, he joined Emergency Medicine faculty at Duke University and has served in numerous educational, research and administrative leadership roles. His current research focuses on US and global snake envenomation using a variety of methodologies from transitional science and clinical trials to machine learning and implementation science. He has over 90 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, and is published in JAMA, PLOS Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine and Clinical Toxicology. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Emergency Medicine · 2021 - Present Emergency Medicine, Clinical Science Departments
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine · 2024 - Present Emergency Medicine, Clinical Science Departments
Research Professor of Global Health · 2023 - Present Duke Global Health Institute, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California, Davis · 1994 M.D.