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

  • November 25th, 2020 - Wilkerson PI on Regeneron Trial for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail

    Dr. Gentry Wilkerson, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, has partnered with Drs. Joel Chua and Shivakumar Narayanan as principal investigators of three clinical trials assessing Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody cocktail for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized and ambulatory patients as well as for prophylaxis to prevent infection in people exposed to COVID. (continued)

  • November 24th, 2020 - Treating Sickle Cell in the ED: What You Need to Know

    Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed for the “Treating Sickle Cell in the Emergency Department: What You Need to Know” episode of the ACEP [American College of Emergency Physicians] Frontline—Emergency Medicine podcast, published on September 21, 2020. (continued)

  • November 23rd, 2020 - Mattu July-October Guest Appearances

    Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was a featured speaker or invited discussant with: Emergency Medicine: Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP) continuing medical education audio program on “Cardiology Corner: Hypertensive Emergencies” in July 2020, “Cardiology Corner: Pericarditis” in September 2020, and “Cardiology Corner: Clinical Decision Instruments (for Chest Pain)” in October 2020 Eagles COVID-19 webinar on “Post-Recovery Cardiac Dysfunction Associated with COVID-19” on August 4, 2020 iCubed monthly videocast on “Severe Chest Pain and the HEART Score” in October 2020   (continued)

Educational Pearls