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

  • September 21st, 2020 - Mark Sutherland Joins the Department as Assistant Professor

    Mark Sutherland, MD, joined the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine (Division of Critical Care) as an Assistant Professor on August 1, 2020. (continued)

  • September 18th, 2020 - Six Department Faculty to Speak at 2020 ACEP Convention

    Six members of the Department of Emergency Medicine will be presenting at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual convention, which will be delivered online October 26–29, 2020: Danya Khoujah, MBBS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, on: Perfecting the Neurologic Exam When Weakness Isn’t Stroke Mimi Lu, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, on: Pediatric Nightmare: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies Pediatric Tricks of the Trade: What They Didn’t Teach You in Residency Sara Manning, MD, Assistant Professor, on: Clinical Pearls for the Breastfeeding Patient: Pump and Dump or OK to Use? (continued)

  • September 16th, 2020 - Sethuraman, Sward, and Thom Speak at 2020 Symposium on Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

    Three members of the Department of Emergency Medicine spoke at the national Symposium on Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine on March 21, 2020: Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, on “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Gastrointestinal Pathology and Inflammatory Disease” Doug Sward, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, on “Return to Diving after Decompression Sickness” Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, Professor, on “Basic Research in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—What the Future Holds” (continued)

Educational Pearls