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Ernest Shungu Mavunga, M.D., M.Sc.

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Instructor of Emergency Medicine


Languages: English, Shona, Spanish

Expertise: Emergency Medicine


Ernest Mavunga was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and moved to the United States in 2002 for college. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in 2011. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion Health System in 2014. Following his residency, he joined the emergency medicine faculty at Johns Hopkins. In 2014, he took on the role of business owner and physician champion for Epic installation at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. After Johns Hopkins Bayview went live with Epic in December 2015, he continued to work in that role.

In March 2016, Dr. Mavunga was appointed to the role of co-medical director for the Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency Program.

Dr. Mavunga’s research interests include the development and interactions between clinical emergency medicine and global health. He is particularly interested in resource management in low-resource settings and developing self-sustaining emergency medicine programs in developing countries, such as developing electronic medical records for low-resource settings. more


  • Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine (2011)


  • Carilion Roanoake Memorial Hospital / Emergency Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine / Emergency Medicine (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Developing electronic medical records for low-resource settings.  The utility of high-sensitivity troponin in emergency departments, and how the marker correlates with other cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.  

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