Laura Bontempo, MD

Academic Title:
Associate Professor
Administrative Title:
Associate Professor/ EM Physician
Primary Clinical Site:
University of Maryland Medical Center
Board Certifications:
American Board of Emergency Medicine
On Faculty Since:

Education and Training

Residency Training:
IL Northwestern Memorial Hospital --

Medical School:
IL Northwesterm University

Academic Activities and Responsibilities

I am an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. I received my medical degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and subsequently completed an emergency medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. I 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 I held for 7 years. I also completed a Master of Education with a concentration in health professional education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have received teaching awards in emergency medicine from Harvard, Yale and Northwestern Universities, the University of Maryland, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. I am published in multiple emergency medicine textbooks and journals and have lectured nationally in the areas of cardiology and otolaryngology.

Research Interests

Emergency ENT, Atrial fibrillation, Resident education, Faculty development