Peer Partners

The Peer Partners Support Group matches former Emory Department of Neurosurgery patients with patients and caregivers dealing with a similar diagnosis.

What is Peer Partners?
The Department of Neurosurgery Peer Partners Program is designed to connect patients who have had a positive surgical experience with other patients who are facing a similar procedure. 

Peer Partners offer confidential, one-on-one support based on previous neurosurgery experience.  Our Peer Partners complete a training program and are coordinated through the Emory Department of Neurosurgery.  The program provides:

  • Caregivers and patients the opportunity to “match” with a Peer Partner
  • Flexible locations and a schedule determined by the Peer Partner and patient.
  • Communication between the Peer Partner and the patient by phone or in person.

To learn more, contact:
Hal Womble
hal.womble@emoryhealthcare.org
404-778-4562

Become a Peer Partner Volunteer
If you have been an Emory Department of Neurosurgery patient, caregiver or family member of a patient, and are interested in becoming a Peer Partner, please fill out and submit an application.  Once submitted, you will be contacted about attending a training class.

Patients Seeking a Peer Partner
If you are a neurosurgery patient seeking a Peer Partner, please apply by filling out the Peer Partner Patient Enrollment Form.  Be sure to fill all of the mandatory fields and submit the form once completed.