Department Blog

Gregory Jasani, MD, Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, was co-author of “The Dangers of Being a Doctor: Threatened by Those Who Seek Help,” an op-ed on workplace violence published in the Baltimore Sun on January 3, 2020.


Posted 6/22/2020 by Deborah Stein

COVID-19: Toxicities of Potential Therapies

Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, episode “COVID-19: Toxicities of Potential Therapies,” published May 13, 2020.


Zachary Dezman, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “The Impact of a New Casino on the Motor Vehicle Crash Patterns in Suburban Maryland,” which was accepted for publication in Accident Analysis and Prevention on April 13, 2020.


Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was third author of “Is Emphysematous Pyelitis a Precursor Lesion of Emphysematous Pyelonephritis? A Case Report of Bilateral Emphysematous Pyelitis Caused by Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Escherichia coli and Literature Review,” which was published in International Journal of Academic Medicine on March 27, 2020.


Posted 6/17/2020 by Deborah Stein

2020 Alumni Week--videos available

The Department of Emergency Medicine hosted a half-day Alumni Week conference on May 6, 2020, featuring past residents and current faculty presenting on various topics related to COVID-19 from their respective locations. Lecture topics included:


Zachary Dezman, MD, Assistant Professor, and Bradford Schwartz, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Notes from the Field: High Prevalence of Fentanyl Detected by the Maryland Emergency Department Drug Surveillance System — Baltimore, Maryland, 2019,” which was published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on June 12, 2020.


Posted 5/13/2020 by Deborah Stein

COVID Coverage in May EMCast

Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, hosted the monthly EMCast emergency medicine podcast published May 7, 2020, covering:

  1. COVID and the Brain
  2. Critical Care and COVID-19
  3. Boston COVID-19 Preparedness
  4. COVID-19 and ST-Elevation

Posted 5/12/2020 by Deborah Stein

Pregnant--and Treating COVID-19

Michele Callahan, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Tu Carol Nguyen, DO, Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were featured in:


Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed on CNN Newsroom about her work treating coronavirus patients on April 11, 2020, and on the importance of having an advance care plan in place on April 19, 2020. For those who are interested in creating their own advance care plans, the National Institutes of Health has a good overview of advance care planning and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers links to state-specific advance directive forms.


Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “Sedation Patterns and Hyperosmolar Therapy in Emergency Departments Were Associated With Blood Pressure Variability and Outcome in Patients With Spontaneous Intracranial Hemorrhage,” which was accepted for publication in Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock in November 2019.