Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has received more than twenty teaching awards including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association; and local honors including the Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year Award. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology, emergency care of the elderly, faculty development, and risk management. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 17 textbooks in emergency medicine, and he serves as the Consulting Editor for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.
Brian J. Browne, MD, FAAEM
Dr. Brian Browne, Physician-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), is the founding chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an expert in the administration and operation of fiscally sound emergency medicine networks. His accomplished career in emergency medicine has paralleled the growth and maturation of the specialty. As one of the first physicians in the United States to complete residency training in emergency care, he was recruited to UMMC in 1985 to create and lead a new emergency medicine program. That program has become one of the most respected in the world, renowned for its leading-edge clinical services and its educational programs for medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Browne created the Maryland Emergency Medicine Network, which staffs and manages the EDs at 14 hospitals in urban, suburban, and rural communities in the State of Maryland, collectively treating 600,000 patients every year. He was instrumental in the creation of Maryland ExpressCare, the critical care communications and transport service that enables community physicians anywhere in the state to consult with university-based specialists and transfer patients in need of specialty medical care to the medical center. More than 11,200 patients are transported by this program’s ambulances and helicopter each year, representing 25% of the medical center’s admissions.
Mike Abraham, MD, FAAEM
Dr. Abraham completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2008 and subsequently graduated from ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. He has lectured nationally and internationally on multiple emergency medicine topics. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System.
Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA
Dr. Alblaihed graduated from the Emergency Medicine residency training program at the University of Maryland in 2017. After that, she served a year as chief resident for the EM program while also doing an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship with a focus on Echocardiography. Additionally, she completed a fellowship in Academic Emergency Medicine and Faculty Development and is a graduate of ACEP’s Teaching Fellowship. Leen has lectured numerous times both locally and nationally, her areas of interest are Emergency Cardiology, Echocardiography and Ultrasound. Prior to her Emergency Medicine training, Leen earned her master's degree in healthcare administration from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also worked with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality where she led teams and task forces in different aspects related to patient safety and quality.
Michael Bond, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor and the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Maryland. During his residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, he wrote his first book, SOAP for Emergency Medicine, and recently released “Orthopedic Emergencies: Expert Management for the Emergency Physician“. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, he has won the Teacher of the Year Award and AAEM’s 2011 Open Microphone Award. Dr. Bond has lectured nationally and internationally on residency education, patient safety, social media, technology and orthopedics.
Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd
Dr. Bontempo is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She spent 5 years at Harvard University as the Associate Emergency Medicine Program Director and then was recruited to Yale University to become the Emergency Medicine Program Director, a position she held for 7 years. Dr. Bontempo completed a Master of Education degree with a concentration in health professional education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Harvard, Yale and Northwestern Universities and the University of Maryland. Dr. Bontempo is published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and journals and has lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.
Ken Butler, DO, FACEP
Dr. Butler is an internationally recognized expert in advanced airway management. A member of the emergency medicine faculty at the University of Maryland since 1994, he has become the “go-to” instructor for faculty, resident, and student education on the latest trends and techniques in emergency airway control techniques. Dr. Butler is a core faculty member for the national Practical Emergency Airway Management seminar, offered monthly in Baltimore, and a regular speaker at the board preparation courses hosted by the Ohio chapter of ACEP and the Michigan chapter of ACOEP. He has been an invited lecturer at conferences in South Africa, Greece, China, and Argentina. His teaching skills were recognized with the presentation of the inaugural Associate Residency Director of the Year Award from the Emergency Medicine Resident's Association and ACEP’s National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award.
Todd J. Crocco, MD, FACEP
Dr. Crocco is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and serves as the department’s Director of Telemedicine & Prehospital Care as well as the Director of Telehealth for the University of Maryland Medical System. His passion for telemedicine and prehospital care is reflected by his previous experience as a tele-stroke provider, tele-ED provider, and his current participation in the mobile integrated health and community paramedicine program that represents a partnership between the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore City Fire Department. Dr. Crocco has been an active educator of medical students, residents, and physician assistants, and has won numerous awards for his teaching.
Sarah B. Dubbs, MD, FAAEM
Dr. Dubbs is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, and also an Assistant Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. After her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center, she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship with a certificate from the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship. She worked in the community hospital setting before returning to UMMC. In addition to medical education, Dr. Dubbs has interests in OB/GYN and hematologic and oncologic emergencies, with numerous publications, podcasts, and invitational lectures on these topics. She is also developing her interests in process and quality improvement, hospital administration, and is a cheerleader for the advancement of women in the house of medicine.
Brian Euerle, MD, RDMS, FAAEM, FACEP
Dr. Euerle has been involved with teaching emergency ultrasound at the University of Maryland for the past ten years. He is currently the director of emergency ultrasound for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland, as well as the director of the emergency ultrasound fellowship. He is the course director of an “Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound” course that is held at the University of Maryland twice each year.
J. David Gatz, MD
Dr. Gatz is the Assistant Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He recently completed an Administrative Fellowship and is completing ACEP's ED Directors Academy, with a strong focus on quality and safety in the emergency department. He has been recognized several times for his lectures, including Best Resident Lecture from the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine and the Rocky Mountain Winter Conference on Emergency Medicine, as well as qualifying nationally in CORD's clinicopathologic case lecture competition.
David Gordon, MD
Dr. Gordon is a current Fellow in Critical Care in the University of Maryland Department of Medicine. Prior to that he completed a one year Advanced Resuscitation Training fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was recognized by the residents for his dedication to education. Dr. Gordon completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Aleta Hong, MD
Dr. Hong is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine residency. She is currently one of the Chief Residents for the Maryland EM residency program and is completing a fellowship in Faculty Development.
Kami M. Hu, MD
Dr. Hu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also the Program Director for the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine and the Combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine/Critical Care Residency Programs at the University of Maryland. She graduated from medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, in Richmond in 2010. She completed her residency and fellowship training here at the University of Maryland as part of the six-year combined Emergency/Internal Medicine/Critical Care program. Her professional interests lie in medical education, resuscitation, difficult airway management, and ultrasound.
Mimi Lu, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Dr. Lu is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education for the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. She is a fellowship-trained pediatric emergency physician and graduate of ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Lu is an outstanding educator and frequently lectures locally and nationally on pediatric emergency medicine topics. She has received teaching awards including the UMEM Residency Program's Outstanding Teaching Award, AAEM's Young Educator Award, and ACEP's Junior Faculty Teaching Award. Her teaching skills continue to progress and she is now one of the rising stars nationally on the CME speakers' circuit, especially in topics pertaining to pediatric resuscitation.
Ashley Marinelli, PharmD, BCCCP
Dr. Martinelli is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Emergency Medicine. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati, completed her first year residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a residency in Critical Care at Allegheny General Hospital. In 2017, she joined the team at the University of Maryland Medical Center and now serves as the program director for the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program and as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Siamak Moayedi, MD, FAAEM
Dr. Moayedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has been teaching invasive medical procedures in the cadaver lab since 2004. He has authored 2 text book chapters about procedure education and has lectured internationally on the topic. He is the Course Director for two cadaver based CME courses: CriticalProceduresinEM.com & EssentialProceduresinEM.com
Neeraja Murali, DO, MPH, FAAEM
Dr. Murali is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine. She works clinically at the University of Maryland Midtown Campus, where she is heavily involved with the education of the internal medicine and transitional year residents and runs the PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Rotation. She completed her residency at Mclaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan, where she served as chief resident. She worked in the community setting before joining the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine in 2018. Her interests include medical education and the use of technology in medicine, abdominal emergencies, and administration.
Semhar Tewelde, MD
Dr. Tewelde is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and completed an emergency cardiovascular fellowship. She’s published on emergency cardiology topics in the emergency medicine literature as well as in Cardiology Clinics. She’s been an invited speaker for EMedHome’s EMCast on the topic of cardiogenic shock and has won awards for excellence in teaching and lecturing. She has developed an emergency cardiology curriculum for emergency medicine residents. Most recently, she has spoken at Maryland ACEP annual education conference.
Lindsay Weiner, MD
Dr. Weiner is currently a first year critical care fellow at the University of Maryland. She recently completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland after attending Georgetown University for medical school. Her interests in the field of critical care and resuscitation include microcirculation, use of ECMO, and ethics. In her free time she likes to cook, travel, and hang out with her dog, Riley.
George C. Willis, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Willis is the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education and Assistant Residency Program Director for the University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine. He is fellowship trained in Faculty Development and graduate of ACEP's Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Willis is an outstanding educator and frequently lectures locally, nationally, and internationally on endocrine emergencies, aortic emergencies, procedural and simulation training. He has received numerous teaching awards including the UMEM Residency Program's Outstanding Teaching Award and ACEP's Junior Faculty Teaching Award.
Mike Winters, MD, MBA
Dr. Winters, a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, is a leader in the field of critical care in the emergency department. He is editor-in-chief of the textbook Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill and he is the founder of the EM/IM/Critical Care Training Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has taught courses nationally and internationally and won national education awards from ACEP and AAEM for his critical care teaching.