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Leadership

Alan Faden, MD

Alan Faden, MD
Director, STAR ORC
afaden@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-4205

Peter Rock

Peter Rock, MD, MBA
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
prock@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-6933

Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, MCCM

Thomas Scalea, MD
Director, Program in Trauma
tscalea@umm.edu
410-328-8976

Chao_Wei

Wei Chao, MD, PhD
Associate Director, STAR ORC
wchao@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-2660

Dr. Rosemary Kozar

Rosemary Kozar, MD
Associate Director, STAR ORC
rkozar@umm.edu
410-328-7611

Administrative Staff

Brandon Goldschmitt
Director of Business Operations
bgoldschmitt@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-3849

Kristie Nichols
Administrative Manager HR
knichols@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-6844

Mark Scarboro
Director of Research Operations and Compliance
mscarboro@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-8713

Kelly Sikorski
Sr. Program Specialist
410-706-2984
ksikorski@som.umaryland.edu

Support Staff

Sophie Li
Grants & Contracts Specialist
sophie.li@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-8215

Felicia Myers
Grants & Contracts Specialist
fmyers@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-0142

Reetu Neupane
Senior Accountant
rneupane@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-4246

Vanessa Rook
Grants & Contracts Specialist
vrook@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-9018

David Trantin
Grants & Contracts Specialist
dtrantin@som.umaryland.edu
410-328-7317

Faculty

Neeraj Badjatia, MD, MS 
Interests: Targeted temperature management, shivering, nutrition and metabolism, inflammation

Konstantin Birukov, MD, PhD 
Interests: Pathologic mechanisms of development and resolution of vascular endothelial dysfunction and lung injury, including ARDS, shock/trauma, sepsis and others

Brandon Bruns, MD
Interests: Emergency General Surgery, Trauma, Open Abdomen Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury

Laura Buchanan, MD
Interests: Surgery

Wei Chao, MD, PhD
Interests: Innate immune signaling and its role in sepsis and ischemic myocardial injury, trauma, and myocardial ischemic injury.

Jose Diaz, MD
Interests: Complex abdominal wall reconstruction, Emergency General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery - Population Analysis

Alan Faden, MD
Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Neuroinflammation, Central Nervous System Injury, Neuroprotection, Cell Death and Recovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Chronic Pain

Gary Fiskum, PhD
Interests: Adult and pediatric traumatic and ischemic brain injury; Mitochondrial bioenergetics; Cerebral energy metabolism; Oxidative stress; Apoptosis; Neuroprotection

Samuel Galvagno, DO, PhD
Interests: Aeromedical Critical Care, Patient Monitoring, Resuscitation, Safety & Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit, Medical Education

Michael Grant, MD, PhD
Interests: Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology

Thomas Grissom, MD
Interests: Airway management, Critical care air transport, Trauma anesthesiology, Simulation-based education

Daniel Jennings Haase, MD
Interests: Critical care, bedside ultrasound, echocardiography, resuscitation, penetrating brain injury

Sharon Henry, MD
Interests: Wound Healing and Metabolism

Daniel Herr, MD
Interests: Critical Care, Cardiac Critical Care, Neuro Critical Care, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), ICU Management, Post- Operative Heart Surgery Patients, Sepsis

Bingren Hu, PhD
Interests:  Molecular mechanisms and treatments of brain ischemia, traumatic brain injury, and hemorrhagic shock

Peter Hu, PhD
Interests: Utilizing real-time patient field and admission vital signs data to predict life-saving interventions such as emergency blood transfusion, intubation, and emergency surgery; Developing real-time advanced machine learning algorithms to predict trauma patient outcomes

Aldo Iacono, MD
Interests: Pulmonary, Lung Transplant, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cystic Fibrosis, lung disease, aerosol cyclosporine

Manjari Joshi, MBBS
Interests: targeted temperature management, shivering, nutrition and metabolism, inflammation

Tim Kerns, PhD
Interests: Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)

Rosemary Kozar, MD
Interests: hemorrhagic shock, syndecan-1, endothelial dysfunction, injured elderly, liver trauma

Tibor Kristian, PhD
Interests: Acute brain injury and chronic neurodegenerative disorders. Our studies are centered on processes leading to mitochondrial dysfunction and mechanisms of NAD+ catabolism-related pathophysiology.

Margaret Lauerman, MD
Interests: Surgical Critical Care, Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)

Seung Lee, MD
Interests: CRPS, Using application technology for medical practice

Marta Lipinski, PhD
Interests: Autophagy, Neurodegeneration, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson's Disease

David Loane, PhD
Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuroinflammation, Microglia, Neuroprotection, Neurorepair, Chronic Neurodegeneration

Michael Mazzeffi, MD
Interests: ECMO Transfusion Coagulation Cardiac surgery outcomes, Transfusion associated lung injury Epidemiology

Jay Menaker, MD
Interests: Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Nicholas Morris, MD
Interests: Multimodality Monitoring, Large/Administrative Data, Simulation

Jonathan Morrison, PhD
Interests: Vascular and Trauma Surgery

Sarah Murthi, MD
Interests: Virtual reality applications for medicine and medical training, Surgical Critical Care