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David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, MHS-CL, FACEP

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):

Epidemiology & Public Health

Administrative Title:

Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care; Associate Chair of Population Health & Community Outreach

Additional Title:

COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Senior Medical Advisor to the Governor for COVID-19, Deputy Medical Director, Baltimore City Fire Department


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Education and Training

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership

Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI  

Emergency Medicine Residency, Chief Resident

George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, WI

Doctor of Medicine

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Bachelor of Science-Biochemistry



A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. David Marcozzi is a Professor and Associate Chair of Population Health within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He serves as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is the Deputy Medical Director for Mobile Integrated Healthcare for the Baltimore City Fire Department. Dr. Marcozzi also serves as the University of Maryland Medical System Incident Commander for the COVID-19 response in addition to serving on Governor Hogan’s Maryland Coronavirus Response Team. Most recently, Dr. Marcozzi was appointed as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Governor for COVID-19. Prior to these roles, Dr. Marcozzi served in the federal government as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care, and emergency preparedness.

During his federal tenure, Dr. Marcozzi held positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House.  Serving last as the Senior Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and Acute Care within the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Marcozzi was involved with health delivery reform efforts, clinical quality standard and measure development.  Before being asked to assume this role, he served as Director of the National Healthcare Preparedness Programs within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).  Dr. Marcozzi returned to HHS in September 2011 after completing a 3-year detail to the White House National Security Council.  There he served as Director of All-Hazards Medical Preparedness Policy.  During his time at the White House, he led multiple Sub-Interagency Policy Committees and assisted with responding to several event of national significance.   Before his detail to the White House in 2008, Dr. Marcozzi created and directed the Emergency Care Coordination Center, an office within HHS established to improve prehospital and hospital based emergency care.

Prior to his federal positions, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate.  Serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act that became law in 2006.

A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Marcozzi has been mobilized four times since 2001 and is now assigned to the United States Special Operations Command.   As a prior member of the National Disaster Medical System, Dr. Marcozzi responded to multiple disasters including the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

The author of several articles and scientific manuscripts, he is also the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards including the National Security Council Outstanding Achievement Award, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Army Medical Department ‘A’ Proficiency Designator, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Disaster Medical System Distinguished Member Award and the Duke Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Healthcare operations, Healthcare policy, population health, quality, emergency medicine, EMS, emergency preparedness

Highlighted Publications

Marcozzi DE, Pietrobon R, Lawler JV, et al. Development of a Hospital Medical Surge Preparedness Index using a national hospital survey. Health Serv Outcomes Res Methodol. 2020;20(1):60-83. doi:10.1007/s10742-020-00208-6

Haeri S, Marcozzi DE.  Emergency Preparedness in Obstetrics.  Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015; Apr;125(4):959-70

Stryckman B, Grace T, Schwarz P, Marcozzi D.  An Economic Analysis and Approach for Health Care Preparedness in a Substate Region. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2015; 9(04):1-5.

Marcozzi D, Stryckman B. Health, Economics, And Preparedness: Considerations And Paths Forward. Web Blog Post. Health Affairs. Project Hope, Sept 14, 2015.  Web.  Sept 18, 2015

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. A national trauma care system: Integrating military and civilian trauma systems to achieve zero preventable deaths after injury. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

Medford-Davis L, Marcozzi D, et. al. Value-Based Approaches for Emergency Care in a New Era. Annals of Emergency Medicine, In Print

Clinical Specialty Details

Emergency Medicine

Awards and Affiliations

  • 2016 Elected as representative to the University of Maryland School of Medicine Council
  • 2015 U.S. Army Medical Department ‘A’ Proficiency Designator awardee
  • 2012 Distinguished Faculty Alumnus Award-Duke University Division of Emergency Medicine
  • 2010 National Security Council Outstanding Service Award
  • 2010 Certificate of Appreciation from the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  • 2009 Bishop Eustace Preparatory High School Excalibur Award
  • 2009 White House Homeland Security Council Service Award
  • 2006 Selected as delegate to the US Senate Leadership Summit for Young Professionals
  • 2006 Duke University Division of Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2006 United States Senate Fellow to the 109th Congress
  • 2005 Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • 2005 Duke University Hospital Strength, Hope, Caring Award
  • 2002 Daniel L. Savitt Resident Teaching Award
  • 2002 Senior Resident Clinical Excellence Award
  • 2001 National Disaster Medical System Distinguished Member Award
  • 2001 Hospital Association of Rhode Island-Public Service Award

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019- present: Executive Director, Maryland Community Health Resources Commission 19-004: Mobile Integrated Health Program 

  • 2017 - 2022: Co-Investigator, NIH grant R01MD011523:“Effects of Hospital-Community-Public Health Integration on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health”

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