Department Blog

Sharleen Yuan, MD, PhD, MA, Resident; Sam Yarmis, MD, Resident; and Kami M. Hu, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of the textbook chapter “Hyperleukocytosis and Leukostasis” in Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition, published by Springer International in 2021.


Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was:


Gregory Jasani, MD, Resident; Siamak Moayedi, MD, Assistant Professor; and Douglas G. Sward, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Inner Ear Decompression Sickness in a Hyperbaric Chamber Inside Tender: A Case Report,” accepted May 20, 2021, for publication by the Journal of Undersea and Hyperbaric MedicineDeborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Posted 7/16/2021 by Deborah Stein

Willis Awarded Best Clinical Faculty

George C. Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was selected by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 as the recipient of a Student Council Faculty Award for Best Clinical Faculty. This is one of the highest honors the students can give a faculty member and is awarded to “members of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine who have proven to be the most effective teachers in the preclinical and clinical years, as well as exemplary role models for the class.” Dr. Willis received the award May 20, 2021 as part of the class’s graduation ceremony.


Posted 7/15/2021 by Deborah Stein

Quincy Tran 3 Publications in May 2021

Quincy K. Tran, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of:


Mark E. Sutherland, MD, Assistant Professor; Robert Brown, MD, Resident; Aki Honasoge, MD, Resident; and Michael D. Witting, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Clinically Relevant Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Intermediate Heart Score Patients Admitted to the Hospital Following a Negative Emergency Department Evaluation,” published by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine on November 3, 2020.


Posted 7/13/2021 by Deborah Stein

55-Year-Old Male With Fatigue

Jennifer Nichols, MD, Resident; Jennifer E. Guyther, MD, Assistant Professor; Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, Associate Professor; and Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, MS, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of “55-Year-Old Male With Fatigue,” published April 16, 2021 by Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.


Posted 7/12/2021 by Deborah Stein

Mattu Honored by SCCM, CORD

Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine:

  • was among the authors of “The Relationship of Large City Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and the Prevalence of COVID-19,” an early version of which received a Star Research Achievement Award from the Society for Critical Care Medicine at the society’s annual Critical Care Congress January 31, 2021.
  • received a second Academy for Scholarship Distinguished Educator Award for “development of enduring educational materials” from the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine on May 7, 2021. He had previously received the award in 2015.

Posted 7/11/2021 by Deborah Stein

Jasani, Jean-Louis COVID-Related News Stories

Gregory Jasani, MD, Resident, and Richard Jean-Louis, MD, Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of:


Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, Assistant Professor, and Lucas Sjeklocha, MD, Critical Care Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, participated in the Baltimore Critical Care Transport Collaborative educational conference, which brought together participants from Hopkins Lifeline, Maryland ExpressCare, and PHI Air Medical to discuss critical care patient encounters and evidence-based resuscitation interventions. There are plans to expand the conference to other programs (MedStar) and host it on a recurrent basis.