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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:

Associate Dean for UMMC Clinical Affairs

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


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, David Marcozzi, MD serves as the Chief Clinical Officer/Senior Vice President for the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore, MD, and as the COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Unified Command - an academic 12-hospital and multi-professional campus system.  Dr. Marcozzi is a member of Maryland's Coronavirus Task Force and in December 2020 was named Governor Larry Hogan’s Senior Medical Advisor for COVID-19.


Dr. Marcozzi is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he was the Associate Chair for Population Health within the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Marcozzi previously served as Baltimore City Fire Department’s Deputy Medical Director for the Mobile Integrated Health - Community Paramedicine Program. This public-private partnership that Dr. Marcozzi helped create, which gained national attention as a model for multidisciplinary health support, addresses healthcare delivery gaps to improve care transitions, mitigate emergency department overcrowding, and reduce hospital readmissions.

With over 20 years of experience in academic medicine, Dr. Marcozzi also served for a decade in the federal government, holding positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the White House as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care, and emergency preparedness. In 2006, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate, serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, where he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.

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. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Marcozzi was mobilized four times through his 21 years of service. His last assignment was with the U.S. Special Operations Command.

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 a Special Founders Award for Exemplary Service from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was also presented with the Duke Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award and named the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Boston College and an MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine.  Dr. Marcozzi completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident in his final training year.  He also earned a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership degree from the Duke University School of Medicine.

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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