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David E. 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:

Chief Clinical Officer/SVP, University of Maryland Medical Center, 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


22 S. Greene St. Baltimore MD, 21201

Phone (Primary):

(410)-328-5772 (office)

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. Marcozzi presently serves as the COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland-Baltimore’s Unified Command, an academic 13-hospital and multi-professional campus system.

A subject matter expert in healthcare delivery and disaster response working with federal, state and local partners, Governor Hogan initially selected him to serve on the Maryland’s Coronavirus Task Force and then, on December 1, 2020, he was named the Senior Medical Advisor to the Governor on COVID-19.

Dr. Marcozzi is a Professor within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is the Chief Clinical Officer/Senior Vice President at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He previously served as the Deputy Medical Director for Mobile Integrated Health with the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Prior to these roles, Dr. Marcozzi served for a decade 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.

Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate in 2006, serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, where he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which 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 US Special Operations Command. Additionally, as a prior member of the HHS 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. Dr. Marcozzi was also named the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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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