January 04, 2017
Office of Public Affairs
655 West Baltimore Street
Bressler Research Building 14-002
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1559
Contact Media Relations
Friday, May 06, 2022
University of Maryland School of Medicine Helps Launch New Center to Accelerate Advancement of Virtual Reality into Patient Care
BALTIMORE, May 6, 2022 – The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the joint recipient of $4.75 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to establish a new Center for Medical Innovations in Extended Reality. The Center, known as MIXR, will help accelerate the development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive media technologies – referred to as “extended reality”—for use in clinical trials and eventually widespread use in medical care.
Monday, January 10, 2022
University of Maryland School of Medicine Faculty Scientists and Clinicians Perform Historic First Successful Transplant of Porcine Heart into Adult Human with End-Stage Heart Disease
In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well three days later. It was the only currently available option for the patient. The historic surgery was conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) faculty at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), together known as the University of Maryland Medicine.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Two Preeminent Multi-Organ Transplant Professionals to Build on Legacy of Leadership in Transplantation
University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean, E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and Christine Lau, MD, MBA, The Dr. Robert W. Buxton Chair of Surgery at UMSOM, announced today the hiring of two internationally-renown transplant professionals: a surgeon scientist and a transplant scientist. The unique pair of transplant professionals provides UMSOM with a powerful combination of leadership in both clinical surgery and surgical science.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
More than 70 doctors who provide care to patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center Downtown and Midtown Campuses have been recognized as "Top Doctors" in the November 2018 issue of Baltimore magazine. All of the recognized physicians are also faculty members of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Every year, more than 32,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds. A significant proportion of these deaths involve head wounds. Despite this massive public health burden, researchers know little about the variables that determine whether a victim of these injuries will live or die.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
Stephen T. Bartlett, MD, the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery at University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and Executive Vice President and Surgeon in Chief for the University of Maryland Medical System, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, the Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery at UM SOM, in conjunction with Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Samuel A. Tisherman, MD, FACS, FCCM, has been appointed as the Director of the Division of Critical Care and Trauma Education at the Program in Trauma at UM SOM.
Monday, January 04, 2016
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Showcased in Discovery Life Series - Shock Trauma: Edge of Life
Discovery Life’s new unscripted docudrama series Shock Trauma: Edge of Life follows a team of medical professionals at the world-renown University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (“Shock Trauma” UM School of Medicine (SOM) faculty physicians and trauma surgeons, alongside University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) residents, fellows, nurses, patient care technicians, and an array of specialists, perform lifesaving medical care in the first and highest volume trauma center of its kind in the United States.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The University of Maryland School of Medicine is part of a nationwide, multi-site study that may help save hundreds of lives among trauma patients with major bleeding. The study, which was published earlier this month in JAMA, compared two different methods of blood transfusion, and found that one approach gave patients a significantly better chance of survival within the first 24 hours.