Published on September 30, 2021

Emily Hurst, DO, FACOI, began practicing in 2008 and since then has served as a hospitalist, intensivist, internal medicine program director and medical director. Providing care in both small communities and large academic centers gave her a wide variety of experience prior to joining the team in 2014.

Emily views teamwork as a key to achieving her goal of helping to expand and grow the program while improving patient satisfaction and care. “Working together achieves synergism as a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts,” she says.

Medical Education: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

Residency: McClaren Oakland Hospital, Pontiac, Mich.

Fellowship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.

Specialty: Internal medicine

Subspecialties: Critical care, hospice and palliative care

Board Certifications: Internal medicine, hospice and palliative medicine and critical care

Special Interests: Geriatric care, underserved communities and end-of-life care

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Internal Medicine Program Director
  • Michigan State University Regional Clinical Coordinator and Associate Professor

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (MOPAC)
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI)
  • Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA)
  • American Osteopathic Association 
  • Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC)

Honors and Awards

  • IMPACT Uplift Program Designation 
  • MOA 49’s Society Inductee 
  • MSU Class of 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award 
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists Fellow