Charles Grodzin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, 71 MICU

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medical Director, Respiratory Care Center

Emory University Hospital Midtown


Dr. Charles Grodzin completed his undergraduate education at Emory College graduating in 1986. He then completed medical school at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s medical center in Chicago Illinois in 1990. Subsequently, Dr. Grodzin completed his internship at Rush in 1991 and was awarded honors as Intern of the Year. Dr. Grodzin remained to complete his internal medicine residency culminating in being named chief resident in 1994. Dr. Grodzin then completed subspecialty training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Rush. It was during this period that Dr. Grodzin was the lead editor of Diagnostic Strategies For Internal Medicine, a case based textbook of internal medicine. 

Upon completion of his training, Dr. Grodzin entered into private practice at the Elmhurst Clinic in Elmhurst Illinois attending in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for three years. In 2000, Dr. Grodzin left the Elmhurst Clinic to join Asthma and Respiratory Consultants near Dallas, Texas. In 2007, Dr. Grodzin was amongst a small group of physicians who supervised and administered the creation of a physician owned long-term acute care hospital, The Atrium, in Corinth, Texas.  In 2006, Dr. Grodzin established North Texas Pulmonary, a single physician practice providing pulmonary and critical care consultative service to the North Dallas region. Between 2000 and 2014 Dr. Grodzin attended at three acute care hospitals and two long-term acute care hospitals during this period including serving as medical director for critical care and various ICUs in the area.  In May 2014, Dr. Grodzin closed North Texas Pulmonary to take a position as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University based at the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus.

Dr. Grodzin practices general pulmonary medicine and critical care. He sees patients in the Emory Clinic at the Emory University Hospital Midtown campus as well as attends on the Pulmonary Medical Consult Service and in the Intensive Care Unit.  He is the current Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and The Department of Respiratory Therapy.  He has championed bedside critical care ultrasound and critical decision making, re-organization and integration of multi-disciplinary rounds in the critical care unit and is the EUHM lead physician for the Sepsis care and has been instrumental in taking measures to prevent hospital acquired infection in the ICU specifically focusing on bladder catheters and central venous access lines.

In addition, Dr. Grodzin’s focus includes providing outstanding medical education in the school of medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine giving didactic pulmonary and critical care lectures as well as participating in case conference discussions aimed at teaching both basic and advanced elements of pulmonary and critical care medicine.  Along with colleagues at Midtown, Dr. Grodzin assisted in organizing the monthly faculty case conference wherein complex pulmonary medical matters are discussed sharing varied clinical knowledge and experience amongst the group.  

Dr. Grodzin is delighted to have the opportunity to be a member of the Emory University Hospital and School of Medicine medical staff and faculty and is proud to have come full circle back to Atlanta and Emory University.