Welcome to 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 patients and to expand our specialty's contributions to patient care.
Our department's emphasis on education is fundamental. Our 75 full-time, board-certified faculty members include some of the world’s most accomplished clinicians, teachers, researchers, 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 (ED), and the incorporation of simulation into medical education. I am personally committed to our faculty development program, urging faculty members 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. Our faculty provides patient care at 4 hospital EDs in downtown Baltimore: University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), Baltimore VA Medical Center, UMMC Midtown Campus, and Mercy Medical Center. In addition, we have a community emergency medicine network at 9 hospitals statewide. These sites provide outstanding clinical education opportunities for our residents and medical students, with ED volumes of:
Our urban location provides a fast-paced and challenging environment for learning and clinical practice. Enriched with the 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.
Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured on “A Case Review Discussing Shock” with the Baltimore Critical Care Transport Collaborative on August 23, 2021. (continued)
Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, MS, MS, Assistant Professor, and Bradford E. Schwartz, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, both of the Department of Emergency Medicine, are among the creators of the Emergency Department Drug Surveillance (EDDS) system, along with the University of Maryland, College Park’s Center for Substance Abuse Research, led by Eric Wish, PhD. (continued)
Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured on: CNN’s Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer commenting on Louisiana’s COVID outbreak and Hurricane Ida evacuation August 28, 2021 Max Out Time with AJ II, Black Business Month’s videocast “Episode 82: Dr. (continued)
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