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J. David Gatz, MD

Academic Title:

Instructor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Administrative Title:

Assistant Medical Director, UMMC Adult Emergency Department

Education and Training

Education

2006 – 2010   Ohio Wesleyan University; Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Pre-Medicine, Zoology; Summa Cum Laude 

2011 – 2015   The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine

 

Post Graduate Education and Training

2015 – 2018    The University of Maryland Medical Center; Residency, Emergency Medicine

2018 – 2019    The University of Maryland Medical Center; Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine 

2018 – 2019    The University of Maryland Medical Center; Administrative Fellow

Biosketch

Dr. Gatz is the Assistant Medical Director of the Adult Emergency Department for the University of Maryland Medical Center. He recently completed an elective year as Chief Resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine while simultaneously completing an administrative fellowship with a strong focus in patient safety while attending the American College of Emergency Physicians' ED Directors Academy. He additionally served as the University of Maryland’s Graduate Medical Education House Staff Officer of Patient Safety and Quality during that time. 

Dr. Gatz has been recognized several times for his informative lectures given at both local and national conferences. He has authored textbook chapters and several reviews, one of which was recognized at the 40th Annual lSpecialized Information Publishers Association Awards as the Best Scientific Writing or Techinical Reporting. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Spinal Cord Injury, Renal Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Quality, Patient Safety, Opioid Overdose, Opioid Intoxication

Highlighted Publications

  1. Gatz JD; Grissom T; Chauhan R. Emergent needle decompression for tension pneumothorax resulting in life threatening intercostal artery injury. Glob Anesth Perioper Med (2018), 2: DOI: 10.15761/GAPM.1000163
  2. Tuteja G; Uppal A; Strong A; Nguyen T; Pope K; Jenkins R; Al Rehb H; Gatz JD; Chang WT; Tran QK. Interventions affecting blood pressure variability and outcomes after intubating patients with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2018.11.041
  3. Liu ML; Gatz JD; Wilkerson RG. Advanced Management of Opioid Overdose in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine Reports: March 2018 – Volume 39 – Number 6

Awards and Affiliations

2011 - Walter Byers Award, NCAA, $44,000 award to Male Postgraduate Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2016 - Best Resident Presenter, Clinical Pathologic Cases Competition, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

2017 - Best Resident Presenter, Runner-Up, CPC Semi-Final Competition Division 4, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Academic Assembly, Clinical Pathologic Cases

2017 - Resident of the Year, Mercy Medical Center, awarded for distinguished clinical performance in the emergency department

2018 - Best Resident Speaker, Rocky Mountain Winter Conference on Emergency Medicine, awarded to the best presentation within inaugural resident competition

2018 - Senior Resident Lecture of the Year Award, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

2018 - Exemplary Clinical Resident Award, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

2019 - Best Faculty Discussant, Clinical Pathologic Cases Competition, University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine

2019 - Best Faculty Discussant, CPC Semi-Final Competition Division 6, Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Academic Assembly, Clinical Pathologic Cases

2019 - Outstanding Resident/Fellow Colleague, University of Maryland School of Nursing (awarded annually to one of the 930 residents/fellows at UMMC)

2019 - First Place – Best Scientific Writing or Technical Reporting, for “Advanced Management of Opioid Overdose in the Emergency Department,” 40th Annual Specialized Information Publishers Association Awards

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