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.
authors of “Angiotensin II for the Emergency Physician,” published by Emergency Medicine Journal in November 2020. (continued)
Kenneth H. Butler, DO, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in “The Physiologically Difficult Airway,” episode of the Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine podcast on April 20, 2021, discussing pearls and pitfalls in intubating patients with physiologic derangements that place them at high-risk for peri-intubation catastrophes. (continued)
George C. Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was second author of “Evaluation and Management of the Critically Ill Adult With Diabetic Ketoacidosis,” published by Journal of Emergency Medicine on August 4, 2020. (continued)
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