Danya Khoujah, MBBS

Academic Title:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Administrative Title:
Emergency Medicine Physician
Primary Clinical Site:
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
On Faculty Since:

Education and Training

Residency Training:
University of Maryland -- Emergency Medicine

Medical School:
King Abdulaziz Univeristy, College of Medicine

Academic Activities and Responsibilities

Welcome to my profile!

I am an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, but I have been part of the UMEM family in many roles.

I joined the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine (UMEM) Residency program in 2010, followed by a Faculty Development fellowship, and the ACEP Teaching Fellowship.

Prior to joining UMEM, I completed my medical degree at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a beautiful city on the Red Sea, where I was born and raised.

I am currently a nocturnist, which surprisingly allows me more time to be involved in medical education, whether in the form of lecturing, podcasting, simulation, writing, or involvement in national committees. I love to teach about clinical topics (such as geriatric emergencies), and I’m also fascinated by the science of teaching and learning. In fact, my passion has led me to pursue a Master’s of Education in Health Professions, and I can’t wait to graduate. In my free time, I love to cook, travel, eat, read, and learn new skills (such as how to find time for all my existing interests).

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Research Interests

Geriatric emergencies

Neurologic emergencies

Medical education



Lectures and Presentations