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Quincy K. Tran, MD, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

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Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training


1996                            B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

2002                            Ph.D., Biochemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University

2008                            M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine


Post Graduate Education and Training

07/2008–06/2012        Residency, Emergency Medicine, George Washington University

07/2012–07/2013        Fellowship, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University


After earning my PhD in Biochemistry in 2002, I worked briefly for a Biotech company where I developed and tested novel drugs for Parkinson Disease.  This experience introduced me to Central Nervous System disorders and I have become interested in neurological injuries and patients' outcome.

In 2013, I became an attending physician for the Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU), which is the first critical care unit of its kind in the United States.  Every month we receive and resuscitate hundreds of critically ill patients being transferred from different hospitals from the state of Maryland and its neighboring states.  From this unique clinical experience, I have developed a strong interest in improving the process of care for critically ill patients who are transferred to ICUs. 

Being faculty at the School of Medicine and with a background in research, I have a keen interest in developing next generation scientists.  I created the Research Associate Program in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care in January 2016.  Our program aims at improving undergraduate students' competitiveness for medical school while providing research training and hands-on experience. 


Research/Clinical Keywords

neurological injuries, transferred critically ill patients

Highlighted Publications

  1. Tran Q, Roesser JR. Human transformer-2beta and SRp55 interact with a calcitonin-specific splice enhancer. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2003 Jan 27; 1625(2):141-152.
  2. Coleman TP, Tran Q, Roesser JR. Binding of a candidate splice regulator to a calcitonin-specific splice enhancer regulates calcitonin/CGRP pre-mRNA splicing. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2003 Jan 27; 1625(2):153-164.
  3. Tran Q, Coleman TP, Roesser JR. SRp55 is a regulator of calcitonin/CGRP alternative RNA splicing. Biochemistry. 2003 Feb 4; 42(4):951-957.
  4. Scalea TM, Rubinson L, Tran Q, Jones K, Rea J, Stein D, Dinardo T, Doyle K, Sult L, Voss A, Bartlett ST, O’Connor J.  The Critical Care Resuscitation Unit:  An Innovative Solution to Expedite Transfer of Patients With Time Sensitive Critical Illness.  J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr;222(4):614-21
  5. Tran QK, Bayram JD, Boonyasai RT, Case M, Connor C, Doggett D, Fawole O, Ijagbemi OM, Levin S, Wu A, Pham JC.  Pediatric ED Return: A Literature Review of Risk Factors and Interventions.  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug;32(8):570-7.

Clinical Specialty Details

1. Emergency Medicine

2. Anesthesiolog Critical Care Medicine

Awards and Affiliations

2012                Award, Excellence for Resident Research

Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University

2015                Scholarship, Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skill

American College of Emergency Physician

2017                The Hero Award, R Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Community Service

2004-2017         Categorical Judge for High School State Engineering & Science  Regional/Fairfax County Engineering & Science

Professional Activity

2009–2010      Vice-Chair, Research Committee, Emergency Medicine Resident Association

2010–2011      Chair, Research Committee, Emergency Medicine Residents Association

2010–2012      Member, Research Committee, American College of Emergency Physicians

2016-2019       Member, Item Writing Committee, Adult, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2016-2019       Member, Advanced Knowledge Assessment Committee, Adult, Society of Critical Care Medicine