Daniel Lugassy, MD, MA

Year of Graduation:
Current residents may contact me: Yes

Academic Activities and Responsibilities

Born and raised in Queens NY, I went on to major in Biology and minor in Cinema in college at SUNY Binghamton. After college I set off to enemy territory (for Yankee fans that is) and spent three years at Boston U. School of Medicine obtaining a master's degree, and working as the director of a homeless outreach van. Coming back to NY in 2001, and attended SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn for my medical training. My four years were full of amazing experiences and I was inspired by the enthusiasm of the students and faculty's devotion to medicine and humanism.

I saw the same devotion to medicine and strong relationships in the faculty and residents when I came to interview at UMMS. I am so proud to be part of this residency program for so many reasons. As someone who plans to go into academics we have faculty here that have been recognized specifically for there excellence in teaching, which I benefit from daily during shifts and in the many opportunities I have already been given to develop my own teaching skills. We also benefit from a diverse range of emergency and off service clinical settings during our residency. Rotating through several ICU?s and other hospitals such as Shock Trauma, Baltimore VA, and Children?s in DC has expanded my knowledge base greater than I could imagine.

Baltimore is up and coming city and I am glad to be able to take advantage of what this city has to offer. Food and sports are premium in this town, and ?cheap eats and cheap seats? does not mean settling for second best. Baltimore?s Ravens and Orioles offer up modern parks that are steps away from the hospital, friendly to the wallet and let?s just say there are usually more Yankee than O?s fans. A short drive out of the city offer up access to wonderful park grounds, great golf courses and is not to far from other fun cities such as DC, Annapolis and Philly.

Research Interests

- Healthcare Interdisciplinary Relationships
- Physician's for a National Healthcare Program, see pnhp.org
- Toxicology-Recently presented poster at NACCT in SF