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

  • February 25th, 2021 - Sethuraman: Pressure Injury; Sex/Gender Differences in Sars-Cov2 Experience, Path to Leadership

    first author of “Association of Pressure Injury with Body Care Activities in Nursing Homes,” published in Wound Repair and Regeneration on August 30, 2020. (continued)

  • February 24th, 2021 - COVID-19: The Surge

    Amitabh Chandra, MD, Assistant Professor, and Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were featured in “COVID-19, the Surge,” aired by Square Off on December 11, 2020. (continued)

  • February 23rd, 2021 - Clayborne in the News: Maternal Mortality, COVID-19, Advanced Care Planning

    Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in: “In Harris VP Pick, Maternal Health Experts See a New Ally,” published by The 19th on August 13, 2020 “Your Guide to Making Big Decisions Right Now,” published by The Lily on September 26, 2020 “ER Doctor Shares Story, Urges Advance Care Plans amid COVID Surges,” published by Newsy on December 22, 2020 MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt: discussing COVID-19, vaccinations, variants, and advanced care planning on December 27, 2020 as part of a panel discussion, “Doctors Answer Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions,” on December 13, 2020 responding to the story “Projection: At Current Vaccination Rate, It Will Take Seven Years to Reach Normalcy on Global Scale” on February 6, 2021 “CDC Director Warns of Potential Case Surge after US Capitol Riot,” aired January 9, 2021 by CNN Newsroom “Virus Outlook amid Vaccine Rollout, New Variants,” published by Yahoo Finance on January 28, 2021   (continued)

Educational Pearls