Nicole Braxley

Nicole Braxley

Educational Work


Rock climbing, yoga, exploring and enjoying nature, running, learning about other cultures, biking through the city

Community Service

  • Founder and President, Boulevard Tunnel Initiative: A community initiative to clean, update, and beautify an Atlanta tunnel. See, check out our Facebook page, or read about us in the local newspaper, Creative Loafing!
  • Roundtable leader, ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference: Washington, DC (2012)
  • Member, Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine Wellness Committee (2008-2010)
  • Participant, Child Family Health International: India (2007) and Ecuador (2003)
  • Clinic Volunteer, Northwestern's NUAID Student Health Organization: Nicaragua (2005)
  • Volunteer, The Kovler Center for Victims of Political Torture: Chicago, IL

Honors and Awards

Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Emory University (2009-2010)

Best Resident Teacher of the Year, Emergency Medicine (2010)

-As chosen by the rotating medical students

“Best Teacher of the Year” for Foreign Service in Ghana, West Africa (2001)

-Awarded by the President of Ghana and Ghana Ministry of Education

Teaching Experience

International teaching experience:

  • Volunteer physician, sidHARTe (2010): Part of a rotating team of physicians working to set up an Emergency Ward in a rural district hospital in Ghana, West Africa. Duties included direct patient care, training nurses on South African/ETAT Triage Protocols, weekly staff lectures on EM topics, and hospital-wide grand rounds lecture.

Nationally published pieces:

  • Geriatric Emergency Medicine (2013): CME lecture for hundreds of midlevel providers nationwide for California Emergency Physicians group
  • Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department (2012): Article published nationwide for the Young Physicians Section of the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP)

Recent Resident Lectures:

  • Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
  • Blunt and Penetrating Abdominal Trauma
  • Tropical and International Medicine in West Africa- Grand Rounds presentation
  • Atrial Fibrillation: A Literature Review
  • Conflict of Interest: Pharma and Medicine

Work experience

Work experience

Independent Consultant

Citizen's Utility Company

Divestiture case manager in the $100 million sale of utility properties

Dec 2012 - Present

Clinical Instructor

Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine

Quarter-time work as an academic attending at Atlanta's largest level-one trauma center, Grady Memorial Hospital. Work involves supervising residents, teaching medical students, and lecturing, in addition to primary patient care. 

Sep 2012 - Present


California Emergency Physicians

Half-time Emergency Medicine work for Dekalb Medical Center, a community hospital in Decatur, GA.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2012

Emergency Medicine physician Locums Tenens

Vista Staffing Agency

Emergency Departments staffed during my time as a travel physician: 

  • Cape Fear Valley Hospital, NC: 130,000 annual volume
  • United General Hospital, WA: 14,000 annual volume
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital, OR: 55,000 annual volume
Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

Clinical Educator, Attending Physician

Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine

Attending physician at three of Emory's Emergency Departments: 

  • Grady Memorial Hospital: 120,000 annual volume
  • Emory Midtown Hospital: 55,000 annual volume
  • Emory University Hospital: 55,000 annual volume
Jun 2000 - Jul 2002

Volunteer, Education Sector

United States Peace Corps

High school teacher, HIV/AIDS advocacy, Guinea Worm Eradication in a rural village 




Arizona State University

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Jul 2012 - Present

Masters in Public Health

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Anticipated graduation date Winter, 2014

Jun 2007 - Jun 2010


Emory University
Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

Medical Degree (MD)

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine


Oct 2011 - Sep 2021

Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician

American Board of Emergency Medicine
Aug 2008 - Present

Advanced Hazmat Life Support

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology
Nov 2011 - Nov 2015

Advanced Trauma Life Support

American College of Surgeons
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association
Apr 2012 - Apr 2014

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

American Heart Association