Welcome to the website of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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.
Amal Mattu, MD, is the editor-in-chief of the second edition of Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care. (continued)
Three professors in the Department of Emergency Medicine have been promoted to vice chairmanship positions, joining Brian Browne, MD, Professor and Chairman, in the department’s administrative leadership: Amal Mattu, MD, is the new Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, focusing on faculty development and promotions. (continued)
Three faculty members from the Department of Emergency Medicine will present lectures at the Annual Educational Conference of the Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, to be held at the BWI Airport Marriott on March 14. (continued)
The hyperoxia-hyperventilation test (aka 100% Oxygen Challenge test) is used to differentiate the cause of central cyanosis in the sick neonate.... (continued)
The primary tenet of poisoning treatment is to separate the patient from the poison. Gastric decontamination has been the cornerstone of poisoning treatment... (continued)
Does This Patient Have Pericardial Tamponade? Echocardiography is critical for the identification of a pericardial effusion and rapid diagnosis... (continued)
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalized patients, affecting approximately 15-30% of patients. Children have historically... (continued)
Physostigmine is a cholinergic agent that can be administered to reverse delirium associated with anticholinergic toxicity. However, it is... (continued)