Department Blog

Posted 8/26/2020 by Deborah Stein

ED Pregnancy Perspective with Elizabeth Clayborne

Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed for the Emergency Physicians Monthly EPM Talk podcast episode, “ED Pregnancy Perspective with Elizabeth Clayborne,” which was published on July 9, 2020.


Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of:


Cody Couperus-Mashewske, MD, Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, was second author of “Respiratory Failure Due to a Large Mediastinal Mass in a 4-year-old Female with Blast Cell Crisis: A Case Report,” which was published in Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine on June 19, 2020.


Michael Grasso, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, chaired two monthly meetings of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Working Group on the topics of:

  • AMIA Fall Symposium planning and strategic planning on July 14, 2020.
  • Federated Electronic Health Record Intelligence and Embedded CDS Support: Promoting the Standards and Certification on August 11, 2020.

Posted 8/19/2020 by Deborah Stein

Marcozzi interviewed on COVID-19 for 3 news shows

David Marcozzi, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System; and member of the Maryland Coronavirus Response Team was interviewed by:


Posted 8/18/2020 by Deborah Stein

Ethical Protection of Powerless Populations

Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was second author of “Ethical Protection of Powerless Populations,” which was published in ACEP Now on July 8, 2020.


Posted 8/17/2020 by Deborah Stein

Trauma in Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Overview

Gentry Wilkerson, MD, Assistant Professor; Sharleen Yuan, MD, PhD, MA, Resident; and Andy Windsor, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were the authors of “Trauma in Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Overview,” which was published in Trauma Reports on April 3, 2020. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Ben Lawner, DO, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed as part of three episodes of the Collective “Live” podcast:


Posted 8/12/2020 by Deborah Stein

Department honors

As part of the graduation ceremony for senior residents and fellows that took place on June 11, 2020, the following members of the Department of Emergency Medicine were honored with awards:

  • Laura Pimentel, MD, CPME, Clinical Professor, received the inaugural Betty Tso Legacy Award for being a great mentor, an exceptional role model, and a leader in the department.
  • Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor; David Gatz, MD, Assistant Professor; Angela Smedley, MD, Assistant Professor; Mimi Lu, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor; and Gentry Wilkerson, MD, Assistant Professor, received faculty teaching awards, bestowed by the residents for showing exemplary commitment to education and teaching.
  • Naillid Felipe, MD, MPH, Resident, received the Barry S. Gold, MD, Memorial Award, presented by the VA faculty to a resident who demonstrates the qualities admired in Dr. Gold: compassion in the delivery of medical care, a sustained quest for knowledge, and a commitment to excellence in providing medical care to veterans.
  • Megan P. Donohue, MD, Resident, received the Shira Kansas, MD, Outstanding Professionalism Award, presented to a resident who carries on Shira’s model of enthusiasm and professionalism in the practice of emergency medicine.
  • Cheyenne Falat, MD, Resident, received the Robert J. Doherty, MD, Exemplary Teaching Resident Award.

Posted 8/10/2020 by Deborah Stein

Vascular Emergencies chapter

Michael McCurdy, MD, FAAEM, FCCM, Associate Professor, and Kami Hu, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of the chapter, “Vascular Emergencies,” which was published as part of the book Emergency Department Critical Care on June 20, 2020.