University of Maryland

We are proud to boast of a faculty of more than 75 board-certified or board-eligible physicians, including some of the nation’s most accomplished clinicians, teachers, and leaders in emergency medicine. Our faculty's interests are wide-ranging: emergency care, cardiopulmonary and brain resuscitation, clinical toxicology, prehospital care, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness and response, international medicine, use of ultrasound in the emergency department, and the incorporation of simulation into medical education. I am personally committed to our faculty development program, urging the faculty to explore their academic interests by promoting collaborative efforts on interdepartmental projects and initiatives.

The Department of Emergency Medicine has a proud history of serving communities in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In addition to providing patient care at the University of Maryland Medical Center, our faculty staffs the emergency departments at five hospitals in downtown Baltimore. These sites provide outstanding clinical education opportunities for our residents and medical students. Collectively, our physicians oversee the care of approximately 182,000 patients per year. Patient volume at the University of Maryland Medical Center is approximately 55,000 per year.

Clinical research guides the care your patients are receiving before they reach you. It pays to stay up to date with out-of-hospital evidence-based practices.
One of the worst flu seasons in recent years sent patients to the ED in droves. It also focused attention on oseltamivir's efficacy and safety in various populations. Is it safe for children? Adults?
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Straight to the Source: Local Treatment Options for Low Back Pain Low back pain (LBP) is one of the top 5 chief complaints among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), making it an imp
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In This State House: Life as a Physician in the Legislature There I was, sitting in Starbucks with a recently elected state representative. As a new healthy policy fellow and emergency physician, I w
Out of Ativan?! The Drug Shortage Crisis in the U.S. Emergency departments across the United States have felt the effects of the growing and constantly changing list of nationwide drug shortages. The
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Freak Out or Chill Out? Nothing terrifies a parent more than watching their child go limp or struggle to breathe. The term “apparent life threatening event,” or ALTE, was established in 1986 by the
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The Options for Training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Do you remember the “sorting hat” from Harry Potter? Plop it down on the noggin of an aspiring young student, and it mumbles and grumbles in
Treating the Masses Special Events Special • Part 1 Introduction to Mass Gatherings As highly social creatures, mass gathering are an integral part of our lives. From sporting events to concerts, the
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Thrombolytics for Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy A 32-year-old pregnant woman at 30 weeks gestation is brought to the emergency department. Earlier in the day she had a sudden onset of shortness of
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The Pediatric Burn Patient: A Simplified Approach Burns are a fairly common occurrence among the pediatric population. While most burns are limited and require only localized wound care and outpatien