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Richard Shmerling, MD

Richard A Shmerling, MD

Anesthesiologist, Emory Specialty Associates 

Dr. Shmerling is a founding member of Emory Specialty Associates – Anesthesiology and is board certified in Anesthesiology. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee in 1987. After several years at Crawford W. Long Hospital in his hometown of Atlanta, he joined Shallowford Anesthesia Group, the precursor of ESA. The group now provides anesthesia coverage for Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, and fourteen outpatient surgery centers.

Dr. Shmerling has been Medical Director or Director of Anesthesia Services at multiple outpatient surgery facilities, whose specialties have included Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, ENT Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, among others.


Anesthesiology (Board certified since 1989)


Medical SchoolMedical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

InternshipBaptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN

ResidencyVanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN

Organizational Memberships:

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
Pediatric Society of Anesthesiology