Chairman's Welcome

Brian Browne, MD, Chairman

Welcome to the website of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

We train tomorrow's leaders in emergency medicine to positively affect the lives of our patients and to expand our specialty's contributions to patient care.

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.


Our urban location provides a fast-paced and challenging environment for learning and clinical practice. Coupled with state-of-the art technology and cutting-edge academic resources available to us as part of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we offer comprehensive training in emergency medicine. Our educational responsibilities have our highest commitment. We are shaping the future of emergency medicine in the United States and abroad. 

I welcome your interest in our department, and I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our dynamic clinical and educational programs.


Department Blog

  • May 13th, 2020 - COVID Coverage in May EMCast

    Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, hosted the monthly EMCast emergency medicine podcast published May 7, 2020, covering: COVID and the Brain Critical Care and COVID-19 Boston COVID-19 Preparedness COVID-19 and ST-Elevation (continued)

  • May 12th, 2020 - Pregnant--and Treating COVID-19

    Michele Callahan, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Tu Carol Nguyen, DO, Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were featured in: “3 Pregnant ER Doctors Opt to Stay on Front Lines of Maryland’s Emerging Coronavirus Hot Spot” (full text available), a Good Morning America article published April 23, 2020 “Why These Three Pregnant ER Doctors Keep Working During the Coronavirus Crisis” (requires subscription to access), a Wall Street Journal article published April 11, 2020 (continued)

  • May 11th, 2020 - Clayborne Interviewed on Coronavirus, Advance Care Planning

    Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed on CNN Newsroom about her work treating coronavirus patients on April 11, 2020, and on the importance of having an advance care plan in place on April 19, 2020. (continued)

Educational Pearls