Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine (UMEM) values diversity and strives to create an equitable and inclusive environment for all. It is critical to our mission to help reduce inequities in health care and emergency medicine through four pillars: recruitment of residency applicants, education, community engagement, and mentorship.


Our Residency Program


Women in UMEM 

Community Engagement


DEI Committee Faculty/Residents 

Faculty Chair: Abena Akomeah, Resident Co-Chairs:  Alvin Varghese , Elizabeth Ogunsanya

Faculty: Sarah Dubbs, Kyle Fischer, David GatzDan GingoldMeagan Lewis, Lauren Rosenblatt, Kinjal SethuramanKevin Semelrath, Steve SchenkelBradford Schwartz, Angela SmedleySemhar Tewelde, Mercedes TorresGentry Wilkerson, T. Andrew Windsor

Residents: Stephanie Adjei, Stephanie Zhang


Resources and Links 

UM Baltimore (UMB) Gender Neutral Restrooms Map 

UMB Lactation Spaces Map

Minority Housestaff Organization

Upcoming UMB Diversity Events