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Bonnie K. Marr, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):

Medicine

Location:

University of Maryland Medical Center 22 S. Greene Street Rm N8E35

Education and Training

Education and Training:
  • 2005 B.A., Biology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 2010 M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • June 2010 - December 2014 Residency, Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Residency Program
  • July 2015 - June 2016, Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Biosketch

I completed my undergraduate studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland where I graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Nitze Scholar.  I stayed in Maryland to attend University of Maryland School of Medicine where I was awarded the ACEP Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award.  My Emergency Medicine residency training took place at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Residency Program.  Afterwards, I returned to Maryland to complete my fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Since then, I have joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and am working clinically within the Section of Palliative Medicine at UMMC.

Research/Clinical Keywords

medical humanities, graduate medical education, palliative medicine, emergency medicine

Highlighted Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

1. Faratian D, Marr B, Bollert F, et al. Pleural Wegener’s Granulomatosis: A Rare Presentation. Histopathology. 2009; 54; 391-393.

2. Mackuen C, Feden J, Marr B, Binder W. Emergency Medicine Residency CPC: Chest Pain and a Sore Throat. Rhode Island Medical Journal. 2015 Nov; 98(11):42-4. 
 
Book Chapters
  1.  Marr, B., and F. Beaudoin. "Ankle Fractures." In:  The 5-minute Clinical Consult 2014. Ed. F. Domino, R. Baldor, J. Goldberg, and J. Grimes. 22nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014. 74-75. Print.
  2. Marr, B., R. Goett, and S. Lamba. "Chapter 18: Palliative Care Fellowship." In:  EMRA Fellowship Guide 2016: Opportunities for Emergency Physicians. Ed. K. Shafer et al. 2016 ed. Dallas, TX: Emergency Medicine Residents' Association, 2016. 110-17. E-book.

Additional Publication Citations

Other Brief Communications:

  1. Marr, B. “Out of the Emergency Department into the RISD Museum.” Web blog post. Manual/A resource about Art and its making; Clinical arts college perspectives. Rhode Island School of Design Museum. 26 Feb.2015. 

Presentations


National

  1. Marr B, Baruch J. ’The Weight of Pain: What Does a 10 on the Pain Scale Mean? An Innovative Use of Art in Medical Education to Enhance Pain Management’ presented at the Interactive Educational Exchange, 2016 AAHPM & HPNA Annual National Assembly, Chicago, IL, March 11, 2016.
  2. Hesser J, Mickey HS, Marr B, Baruch J. ‘On Integrating Museum and Medical Education: A Multidisciplinary Panel.’ Health Humanities Conference, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, April 8, 2016.
  3. Leong, M, Baruch, J, Marr, B.  '“Life Support”: A Play about Palliative Care' accepted as Concurrent session FR476 at the 2017 AAHPM & HPNA Annual National Assembly, Phoenix, AZ on February 24,2017.

Local

  1. Marr B. ‘The Weight of Pain: What does a 10 on the Pain Scale Mean? An Innovative Use of Art in Medical Education to Enhance Pain Management,’ presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, New England Emergency Medicine Research Directors (NERDS) Regional Meeting, New Haven, CT, March 26, 2014.
  2. Marr B. ‘The Weight of Pain: What does a 10 on the Pain Scale Mean? An Innovative Use of Art in Medical Education to Enhance Pain Management,’ presented at the Brown Emergency Medicine Research Symposium, Providence, RI, April 9, 2014.
  3. Marr B, Mickey HS, Baruch J. “Thinking about Thinking: Art Museum Experiences in Medical Education,’ invited speaker for The Creative Medicine Lecture Series sponsored by The Cogut Center for the Humanities of Brown University, Providence, RI, November 12, 2014. 

 

 

Research Interests

During my residency training, I developed a strong interest in incorporating the humanities into graduate medical education, which with the help of a grant available through our residency program, allowed me to develop a project with the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. My research interests have led me to collaborate on projects looking at how time spent with art educators in museum spaces and theater may enable learners to learn useful communication skills for difficult topics in clinical medicine, including: pain management and end-of-life care respectively.  This work has been presented at national conferences.

Clinical Specialty Details

I find my background in Emergency Medicine has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge and depth of understanding of the seriously ill as well as an appreciation of the importance of communication in discussing goals of care to best serve patients and their families.  These skills have supported me in my journey in Palliative Medicine.  I am interested in looking at the intersection of Palliative Medicine in the Emergency Department and developing further educational electives and opportunities in Palliative Medicine for University of Maryland School of Medicine students, residents, and fellows.

Awards and Affiliations

Awarded Since Undergraduate Education Completed:

  • 2010 - ACEP Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award, American College of Emergency Physicians

Grants and Contracts

Completed Grants

  • 2007- Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure Travel Grant
    • Provided funding for the medical student breast cancer combined clinical and research fellowship completed in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
  • 2012-13 - The University Emergency Medicine Foundation Resident Education and Service Grant
    • Provided funding for the project:  ‘The Weight of Pain: What Does a 10 on the Pain Scale Mean? An Innovative Use of Art in Medical Education to Enhance Pain Management.’