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

  • January 17th, 2020 - Critical Care Literature 2018

    Kami M. Hu, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Joe Martinez, MD, Associate Professor, and Mike Winters, MD, Professor, all from the Department of Emergency Medicine, are among the authors of “The Critical Care Literature 2018,” which was accepted on November 17 for publication in a future issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. (continued)

  • January 16th, 2020 - Approach to the Patient with Hematuria

    George Willis, MD, and Semhar Tewelde, MD, both Assistant Professors from the Department of Emergency Medicine, were the authors of “The Approach to the Patient with Hematuria” (abstract available), which was published in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America in November. (continued)

  • January 15th, 2020 - Ryan Spangler Curates Issue on Genitourinary Emergencies

    Ryan Spangler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was one of two guest editors of the November issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, focused on genitourinary emergencies. (continued)

Educational Pearls