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Marc T. Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Vice President, Telemedicine


110 S. Paca St., Suite 5-N-162

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

University of Pennsylavania - B.A. -1973

Jefferson Medical College - M.D. - 1977

Lankenau Hospital - Internal Medicine Residency - 1977-1980

University of Pittsburgh - Pulmonary Fellowship - 1980-1982


Dr. Zubrow comes to the University of Maryland Medical School with over 30 years of experience practicing pulmonary and critical care medicine. Additionally he has developed and managed multiple critical care and intensivist programs in a variety of hospital settings. For the last 10 years, Dr. Zubrow has developed and managed the tele-ICU program at the Christiana Care Health System. This nationally known program has also provided tele-ICU support to 6 rural Maryland hospitals, collectively known as the Maryland eCare. The highly successful program was the first in the country to use local CPOE systems, receive financial support from a private insurer, and a variety of other innovations.

Since arriving at the University of Maryland in 7/2012 as Vice President for Telemedicine, Dr. Zubrow has lead the implementation of a tele-ICU program in 11 hospitals throughout the State of Maryland. He has also assisted in the development and implementation of a variety of other telemedicine initiatives; consultation, post-operative care, organ transplant.evaluation, LVAD support, mental health evaluation and management, are some of the telemedicine programs currently in operation at the University of Maryland Medical System in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Most recently, he has lead the development and implementation of a novel, system wide tele-sitter program that will improve patient safety in a cost effective manner.

Dr. Zubrow’s most recent areas of research have centered on telemedicine and the remote physical examination.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Telemedicine, Tele-ICU, Critical Care, Care delivery models, Remote Physical Examination

Highlighted Publications

Coletti C, Elliott D, Zubrow MT. Resident Perceptions of an Integrated Remote ICU Monitoring System. Telemedicine and e-Health, October 2010, Vol 16, No 8.

Lilly CM, Zubrow MT et al. Critical Care Telemedicine: Evolution and State of the Art. Crit. Care Med November CCM 2014;42 (11): 2429-2436. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000539

Levine AR, McCurdy MT, Zubrow MT, Papali A, Mallemat HA, Verceles AC, Tele-intensivists can instruct non-physicians to acquire high-quality ultrasound images JCritCare,vol30, No5, p871-875. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.05.030

Levine AR, Buchner JA, Verceles AC, Zubrow MT,; Ultrasound images transmitted via FaceTime are non-inferior to images on the ultrasound machine. J Crit Care. 2016 Feb 28. pii: S0883-9441(16)00077-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.02.019

Additional Publication Citations

Wallace HW, Asher WJ, Zubrow MT, et al: Liquid Membrane Oxygenator. J Thoracic Cardiovascular Surg 1973; 66: 887-893

Zubrow MT: Grand Rounds, A CPC: A Young Male with Advanced Emphysema. Delaware Medical Journal 1989; 61: 329-333

Krall SP, Zubrow MT, Silverman ME: Success in Using Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation is Predicted byPatient Pathophysiology: A Retrospective Review of 110 Patients. Delaware Medical Journal 1999; Vol 71 No 5, p 213-217.

Mendelsohn MJ, Buchsbaum MS, Zubrow MT: A Massive Zinc Chloride Ingestion. Journal of Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology; Vol 35, no 5, 1997, p 523

Critical Care delivery in the intensive care unit: Defining clinical roles and the best practice model: National Guideline Clearing house;; August 2004.

Zubrow MT, Sweeney TA, Fulda GJ, Seckel MA, Ellicott AC, Mahoney DD, Fasano-Pietrazak PM, Farraj MB: Improving Care of the Sepsis Patient. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Vol 34, No 4, 2008, p187-191

Farley H, Zubrow MT, et al: Emergency Department Tachypnea Predicts Transfer to a Higher Level of Care in the First 24 Hours After ED Admission. Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; Vol 17, No 7, p 718-722.

Bhalala U, Bonafide C, Coletti C, Rathmanner P, Nadkarni V, Berg R, Witzke A, Kasprzak M, Zubrow, MT. Antecedent bradycardia and in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest mortality in telemetry-monitored patients outside the ICU. Resuscitation 83 (2012) 1106– 1110

Chad Cannon, M.D., University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS; Chris Holthaus, M.D.,Washington University, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO; Marc T. Zubrow, M.D., et al. Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE; “The GENESIS Project (GENeralized Early Sepsis Intervention Strategies): A Multicenter Quality Improvement Collaborative” to the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Online First Version of Record - Aug 17, 2012

Drees M, Kanapathippillai N, Zubrow MT: Bandemia with Normal White Blood Cell Counts Associated with Infection. American Journal of Medicine, 2012; 125, 1124.e9-1124.e15.

Bhalala US, Bonafide CP, Coletti CM, Rathmanner PE, Nadkarni VM, Berg RA, Witzke AK, Kasprzak MS, Zubrow MT. Correlations between first documented cardiac rhythms and preceding telemetry in patients with code blue events. Journal of Hospital Medicine Vol 8, No 4, 2013, p 225-228.

Zubrow MT, Urie J, Jurkovitz C, Xiaozhang J, Bowen JR, DiSabatino A, Weintraub, W. Asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing screening duplex. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2013; DOI 10.1002/jhm.2112.

Verceles AC, Corwin DS, Afshar M, Friedman EB, McCurdy MT, Shanholtz C, Oakjones K, Zubrow MT, Titus J, Netzer G. Half of the family members of critically ill patients experience excessive daytime sleepiness. Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jun 5. P 1-8