Marquita Norman, M.D.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Care
  • Health Equity


Marquita Norman, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in health equity, health care workforce diversity, medical education, and communication skills.

Dr. Norman earned her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration with a health-service concentration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Norman is a member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Medical Association, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. She regularly delivers presentations to a wide range of audiences and has published numerous articles and book chapters. She recently co-authored a chapter in Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care: Your Story/Our Story – A Case-Based Compendium.

In 2020, Dr. Norman received the Alumni Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine.

Education & Training
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of Alabama at Birmingham - Collat School of Business (2016-2019)
  • Residency - University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers (2003-2006), Emergency Medicine
  • Internship - Howard University College of Medicine (2002-2003), Emergency Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Kansas School of Medicine (1998-2002)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • National Medical Association
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2020, University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Academy for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Medicine (ADIEM) Visionary Educator Award 2017, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Wonderful Outstanding Woman (WOW) Award 2015, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Metro Birmingham Branch
  • Nominee, President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2011, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Emergency Medicine Section Excellence in Service Award 2010, National Medical Association
  • “Dr. Marquita Norman Day” Proclamation 2007, (April 28) City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Books & Publications
  • Communication Skills
  • Health Equity
  • Health Care Workforce Diversity

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Care
  • Health Equity

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