Alexander P. Isakov, MD, MPH

Executive Director


Professor of Emergency Medicine

Emory School of Medicine


Alexander P. Isakov, MD, MPH, the Executive Director of CEPAR and a Professor of Emergency Medicine.  As the executive director, Dr. Isakov provides oversight and leadership for the office. Dr. Isakov has led the development of the CEPAR office and its various initiatives to improve Emory’s capacity for emergency management. His professional experience includes service as an officer in the United States Navy, consulting for the CDC, deploying with the National Disaster Medical System, and providing leadership in EMS and disaster response throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.  Dr. Isakov also directs Emory’s Section of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, whose members provide medical oversight for the 911 emergency ambulance responders in the City of Atlanta/Fulton County and fire-based emergency first responder services.  

He is currently a member of Georgia’s Pandemic Flu Coordinating Committee. He has served as a consultant to the CDC working with staff in the Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch of NCEH; and served on the national faculty of the Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support program and has provided operational medical support for federal law enforcement special operations.

Dr. Isakov practices clinically in the emergency departments of Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital.