Professor and Chair, University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Physician-in-Chief, Emergency Medicine Services, University of Maryland Medical Center
Dr. 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 13 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 UMMC. More than 11,200 patients are transported by this service's ambulances and helicopter each year, representing 25% of the UMMC admissions.