Veronica Tucci, MD

Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine


Dr. Tucci is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She also served as an Assistant Program Director for Baylor's Emergency Medicine Residency Program from 2013-2015.

She is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician who works at both Ben Taub General Hospital Emergency Center, a high volume, Level 1 Trauma Center and First Choice Emergency Room, the nation's oldest and largest freestanding Emergency Room system. She is a medico-legal consultant, educator and mentor for nurses, physicians, residents, medical students, paramedics/EMTs, physician assistants as well as premedical students.

She has authored numerous textbook chapters, articles and blogs and is a national and international speaker in the field of Emergency Psychiatry and Documentation. She also has served on several national committees dedicated to medico-legal issues, patient safety, quality improvement and documentation practices through the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Dr. Tucci is also a co-President and Founder of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Psychiatric Emergencies (iCOPE).

Dr. Tucci received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University, Honor Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and her Medical Degree from the University of South Florida. Dr. Tucci completed her residency at the University of South Florida before joining Baylor as faculty.

Speaking Topics

  • Medical Education (Simulation, FOAM, Innovations)
  • Operations, Finance, Health Care System Design
  • Emergency Psychiatry (Including medical clearance, countertransference, medical legal issues, and documentation)