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Esteban Schabelman, MD, MBA

Academic Title:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Regional Director of Emergency Medicine for West Baltimore Assistant Director of Population Health, Department of Emergency Medicine


Baltimore, MD 21201

Education and Training

Emergency Medicine Residency
University of Maryland: Baltimore, MD
Resident in Emergency Medicine; 2009

Doctor of Medicine
University of PennsylvaniaSchool of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA; 2006

Master in Business Administration
The WhartonSchool
Philadelphia, PA; 2006
Major: Healthcare Administration | Major: Business and Public Policy

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA; 2001
Major: Biology | Major: Politics


Esti Schabelman, M.D., M.B.A. is the Regional Director of Emergency Medicine for West Baltimore. He was previously the Chair of the Emergency Department at Bon Secours Hospital in inner city Baltimore.

He studied Healthcare Administration and Business & Public Policy at the Wharton school and has since consulted on multiple device product launches including ultrasound technologies, intravascular stents/ultrasounds, as well as new laboratory-based technologies.

Dr. Schabelman has become a recognized leader of Population Health initiatives in Maryland where he is invited to speak frequently on the topic of management plan implementation for reducing high ED-utilizer costs and visits; his implementation at Bon Secours has led to a 70% reduction in visits, admissions, opiate use, and costs for the highest ED users.

Dr. Schabelman has been through electronic medical record conversions at several hospitals, and led a remarkable go-live at Bon Secours where throughput and finances recovered after a paper to Epic transition after only one month.

Dr. Schabelman is an expert in throughput and efficiency; he has led multiple successful efforts to improve the flow of emergency departments. 

Dr. Schabelman's other credentials include the creation of an American-style ER in Panama,  where he was Chief of the ED as well as Chief and Founder of the first chest pain evaluation center in Panama. This involved creating and implementing all the protocols for a Joint Commission-compliant ED and chest pain/STEMI treatment center.

He also has extensive experience dealing with insurance companies, and created a billing system at a suburban American hospital that increased revenue by over $70k/month; he is well versed in telemedicine technology and legal issues as he has worked on telemedicine projects for the University of Maryland. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications regarding medical myths.

Dr. Schabelman is a fluent/native Spanish speaker.

Research/Clinical Keywords

consulting, telemedicine, throughput, expert, medical myths, epic, EMR, electronic medical records, population health, high utilizer, ED, ER, emergency medicine, throughput, management plan, care alert, costs, efficiency, flow

Highlighted Publications

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Bond, MD; Campagna, JC; Schabelman, E et al. The Use of Cephalosporins in Penicillin-Allergic Patients: A Literature Review. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. May 2012; Vol 42 (5)

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Schabelman, E and Kuo, D. Glucose Before Thiamine for Wernicke's Encephalopathy: A Medical Myth Exposed. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. Apr 2012; Vol 42 (4)

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimroe, MD. Schabelman, E and Witting, W. The Relationship of Radiocontrast, Iodine, and Seafood Allergies: A Medical Myth Exposed. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. November 2010; Vol 39 (5); pp. 701-707

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Book chapter on Mesenteric Ischemia in Mattu, A. Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department. Lipincott, Williams and Wilkins; 2010.

Tao T. Le, Esteban Schabelman et al, ed. First Aid: Cases for the USMLE Step 2. NY, McGraw-Hill, 2006, 393p Tao T. Le, Esteban Schabelman et al, ed.

Tao T. Le, Anil Shivaram, Joshua Klein, Esteban Schabelman et al, ed. First Aid Q&A for USMLE Step 2 CK, 1st Ed. NY, McGraw-Hill, 2007, 738p

DeCoster, MA; Schabelman, E, et al.Louisiana State Medical Center, New Orleans, LA. Neuroprotection by Pigment Epithelial-Derived Factor Against Glutamate. Toxicity in Developing Primary Hippocampal Neurons. Journal of Neuroscience Research (56:604 - 610, 1999).

Research Interests

  • Medical Myths
  • Emergency Department Throughput
  • Population Health

Clinical Specialty Details

  • Emergency Department Management
  • Emergency Department Throughput
  • Population Health

Awards and Affiliations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Fellow, AmericanCollege of Emergency Physicians