Philip Davis

Philip Davis

Assistant Professor, clinical track


Philip Davis is an Assistant Professor, clinical track, and the Assistant Director of the Adult/Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, at Emory University. Dr. Davis earned a BS in business information systems from the University of South Alabama in1983, and an MBA from Georgia State University in 1989 with a concentration in strategic marketing. Philip has over 25 years of experience in global entrepreneurship and business development. From senior management at Bell South International (now AT&T) Philip founded the Latitude Group, a global telecommunications consulting firm, which he sold to Intasys Corporation(NASDAQ INTA), an international telecommunications software corporation. Under Dr. Davis’ leadership as president, the company’s stock price rose 3,000% and acquired over $20 million in Wall Street venture capital. He also served as the United States delegate to the GSM global cellular standards committee, and presented at telecommunications conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 2008, Dr. Davis elected to change career paths and entered the BSN to MSN program at Emory University.  In 2010 he earned his BSN from Emory University followed by his MSN in Adult Health Nursing Practice in 2011. In2014 he completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University.  He joined the faculty at Emory University in2013, where he has taught a variety of courses in primary care, healthcare finance and emergency procedures in the MSN and DNP programs.


2015 Team Excellence Award – Emory University, Development of DNP Program
2013 Nightingale Scholarship - Vanderbilt University
2011 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities – Emory University
2011 Excellence In Leadership Award – Emory University
2010-2011 Woodruff Fellowship Emory University – the highest honor bestowed on Emory graduate students
1991 Outstanding Service Award – BellSouth Enterprises
1989 Outstanding Service Award – BellSouth Enterprises
1986 Quality In Service Award – MCI Telecommunications
1983 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities – University of South Alabama

Areas of Expertise

Adult Health
LGBTQ Health
Emergency Medicine
Gender Affirming Care
Health Disparities in the LGBTQ community
Care of the older adult in the emergency setting


Stanton, J.L., Swanson, S.L. Wright, P.P., *Davis,  P.V., (2023). LGBTQIA+ Competence: A Pedagogical Paradigm Shift in  Graduate Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education.

Goszkowicz, K.  *Davis, P. V. (2023). Reducing Adult Transgender Barriers to Care in the Emergency Department: Strategies to Improve Policies and Practices. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. 45(1) 3-10DOI:  10.1097/TME.0000000000000446.PMID: 36757740.

+Davis, P. V., Evans, D. D. (2021). Under Triage of the Older Adult in the Emergency Department. Advance Emergency Nursing Journal. 43(3) 178-85 DOI: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000359

+Davis, P. V., Tucker, P. (2018). Evaluation of Pain in the Cognitively Impaired Patient in the Emergency Department.  Advance Emergency Nursing Journal. 40(3) 278-284 DOI: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000207. PMID: 30365442.

Kovaleva, M. A., Clevenger, C., Svensson, B., Wright, P., Davis, P., & Hepburn, K. (2018). A nursing home resident with somatic and psychiatric multimorbidity. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 14(8) e168-170, e173-175

+Davis, P. V.,   Evans, D. D. (2017) Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients presenting to the emergency department for syncope.  Advance emergency Nursing Journal. 39(3) 161-167, DOI: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000156



Dr. Davis has implemented a course track to train nurse practitioners in the special needs of the LGBTQ community.  His research includes addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community within the emergency department as well as the primary care setting.  He has also done extensive research in the care of the older adult in the emergency setting.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Davis is an associate provider in the Emergency Department of Emory University Hospital where he had treated patients at all acuity levels since 2014. He is also credentialed at Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Emergency Medicine. In addition to his emergency medicine practice, Dr. Davis provides consultations to primary care practices on the care of the LGBTQ patient.