About Latha Ganti, MD, MS, MBA, FACEP


Dr. Ganti is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine and the Research Director for the UCF Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Osceola Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Ganti’s expertise is in harnessing the power of data to solve clinical problems such as hospital re-admissions, delays in hospital discharges, prolonged length of stays, sub-optimal emergency department throughput, low patient satisfaction scores, and lack of community awareness of medical emergencies. Dr. Ganti has a track record of leadership. She was the first Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a charter member of the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science, and the inaugural Chair for the Division of Emergency Medicine Research, which she founded. As her research became central to improving operational inefficiencies in the healthcare systems where she worked, she was sponsored to undertake the executive MBA at the Kellogg School of Management, the top MBA program in the country.

Dr. Ganti is also a gifted teacher, as evidenced by her many teaching awards. She is the author of the First Aid Clerkship books, which are the number one best sellers amongst medical students. Dr. Ganti is a published scholar with over 380 scientific abstracts and manuscripts, and 26 books. Indeed, one of the talks she frequently gives at national and international meetings is entitled: “Get Published Now!” She is a sought after speaker, and has lectured as a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School, and in various parts of the world,

Dr. Ganti is the founding Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ganti serves on several committees for ACEP, SAEM, and the American Medical Association. She also serves as a Scientific Review Officer for the United States Military’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs and is an active member of AMSUS, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.

Dr. Ganti has won over 18 national awards, including the EMRA Academic Excellence award, the ACEP National Faculty Teaching award, the AMA’s William Beaumont Award, the first EMRA Mentorship Award and was also celebrated as one of the “Heroes in Emergency Medicine” by the American College of Emergency Physicians in honor of the organization’s 40th anniversary. She won the 2010 American Medical Association Young Physician Section Award for Community Service, for her work on stroke research, education, and outreach- a program she titled BEST for “Better Early Stroke Treatment.” Dr. Ganti is also the recipient of the AMA’s“Inspirational Physician Award,” for her work mentoring women physicians as well as  the AMA Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award.