Joel B. Zivot, MD, FRCP(C)

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery

Emory University School of Medicine

Fellowship Director

Critical Care Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Phone: 404-778-3900


Dr. Joel B. Zivot is the Fellowship Director in Critical Care Medicine. Trained and practiced in the US and Canada, his clinical expertise and research are broad and include care of critically ill patients in the OR and ICU, education and scholarly work in bioethics, the anthropology of conflict resolution, pharmaco-economics, and a variety of topics related to anesthesiology/critical care monitoring and practice.

Medical School: The University of Manitoba School of Medicine, Winnipeg, Canada 

Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Residency: Department of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Board Certification: Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Anesthesiology

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
  • Post operative critical care of the cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgical patient 
  • Ketamine, PTSD, and depression in ICU and OR patients
  • Trans-esophageal echocardiography
  • Bioethics, advance directives, end of life, physicians and the death penalty
  • The economics of drug shortages
  • Ethogram evaluation tools and conflict resolution