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.
Stephen R. Thom, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Plasma Gelsolin Modulates the Production and Fate of IL-1β-containing Microparticles Following High-Pressure Exposure and Decompression,” published by Journal of Applied Physiology May 1, 2021. (continued)
R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD, Associate Professor, and Maite A. Huis in 't Veld, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, both of the Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Diagnostic Performance of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Strategies and Clinical Variables in a Multisite US Cohort,” published by Circulation April 27, 2021. (continued)
Michael D. Witting, MD, Professor; Daniel L. Lemkin, MD, Assistant Professor; and Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, MS, MS, Assistant Professor, all of the Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Emergency Department Asthma ‘Spacing Trials’: Institutional Variability and Time Cost,” published by Journal of Emergency Medicine in April 2021. (continued)
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