Department Blog - January 2023

Assistant Professors Afrah A. Ali, MBBS, Brian Corwell, MD, and Angela Smedley, MD are named “Top Docs” for emergency medicine in Baltimore Magazine’s 2022 survey of physicians throughout Central Maryland.

Associate Professor Ben Lawner, DO, EMT-P, was an invited speaker at the Maryland Resuscitation Academy held Nov. 29-30 at the Howard County Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville, MD. Dr. Lawner lectured on airway management strategies and the post cardiac arrest syndrome to fire department and public safety professionals from across the country.

Clinical Assistant Professor Jason Adler, MD, received the Challenge Coin award from the Emergency Department Practice Management Association. The award recognizes Dr. Adler’s numerous presentations, podcasts, and workshops for emergency physicians’ groups in many states to ready them for the “generational change” to new guidelines (effective Jan. 1, 2023) for documenting patient encounters and medical decision making in the emergency department.

“If you think health care is dysfunctional now, just wait until after January 1,” by Assistant Professor Gregory Jasani, MD, is one of the six most-read First Opinion essays of 2022 on STAT, a leading health and medicine journalism website. The article warns that with proposed cuts to Medicare reimbursements, "emergency departments might soon be filled with more and more people who can’t access primary care." (The proposed cuts were lessened but not eliminated.)

David E. Marcozzi, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, is the new Associate Dean for UMMC Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine, UMSOM Dean Mark T. Gladwin, MD has announced.

As Associate Dean, Dr. Marcozzi will collaborate with UMMC clinical and finance leaders on service delivery innovations to strengthen support for clinical and academic medicine. He will continue in his roles as chief clinical officer and senior vice president of UMMC. Dr. Marcozzi joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2016 and has served as COVID-19 Incident Commander for both the UMB campus and the University of Maryland Medical System, and as senior medical advisor for COVID-19 to Governor Larry Hogan.