110 S Paca St. 6th Fl., Suite 200
Education and Training
1996 Bachelor of Science Microbiology and Cell Science University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
2004 Doctorate in Medicine University of Miami School of Medicine; Miami, FL
2008 Emergency Medicine Residency SUNY-Downstate / Kings County; Brooklyn, NY
I am an Emergency Medicine clinician with experience in leading industry-funded research. My research career began as an attending physician at the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency Program where I became the Director of Research in 2010. In that role, I was responsible for carrying out numerous industry-funded research studies. After relocating to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2012, I have developed a clinical research program with a substantial infrastructure to carry out multiple studies simultaneously. The research projects I have been involved with have covered a vast array of medical areas. Currently, I am involved in multiple studies assessing different therapeutic medications. As the principal investigator, I have gained knowledge on regarding the entire process of developing and successfully completing research projects within a reasonable timeline and budget.
Sickle Cell Disease, Angioedema, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Naloxone, Opioid Addiction
Wilkerson RG, Pustavoitau A, Carolan H, et al. Percutaneous Ultrasound Gastrostomy: A Novel Device and Bedside Procedure for Gastrostomy Tube Insertion Using Magnetic and Ultrasound Guidance. J Med Dev. 2019;13(2):024501
Wilkerson RG, Kim HK, Windsor TA, Mareiness DP. The Opioid Epidemic in the United States. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016; 34(2)e1-e23
Wilkerson RG, Sinert RH. Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine/Rational Clinical Exam Abstract: The Use of Paracentesis in the Assessment of the Patient with Ascites. Ann Emerg Med 2009; 54:465-468.
Wilkerson RG, Stone MB. Sensitivity of Bedside Ultrasound and Supine Anteroposterior Chest Radiographs for the Identification of Pneumothorax After Blunt Trauma. Acad Emerg Med 2010; 17:11-17.
Wilkerson RG. Angioedema In The Emergency Department: An Evidence-Based Review. Emerg Med Pract. 2012;14(11):1–24.
Kashani K, Al-Khafaji A, Ardiles T, Artigas A, Bagshaw SM, Bell M, Bihorac A, Birkhahn R, Cely C, Chawla L, Davison D, Feldkamp T, Forni L, GongM, Gunnerson K, Haase M, Hackett J, Honore P, Hoste E, Joannes-Boyau O, Joannidis M, Kim P, Koyner J, Laskowitz D, Lissauer M, MarxG, McCullough P, Mullaney S, Ostermann M, Rimmelé T, Shapiro N, Shaw A, Shi J, Sprague A, Vincent J, Vinsonneau C, Wagner L, Walker M, Wilkerson R, Zacharowski K and Kellum J. Discovery and validation of cell cycle arrest biomarkers in human acute kidney injury. Crit Care. BioMed Central Ltd; 2013 Feb 6;17(1):R25.
Wilkerson RG. Getting the Blues at a Rock Concert: A Case of Severe Methaemoglobinaemia. Emerg Med Austral 2010; 22:466-469.
Currently, my research interests are focused on sickle cell disease, opioid addiction and treatment of opioid overdose.
Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
2019 Maryland ACEP Clinician of the Year
2018 Top Reviewer - American Journal of Emergency Medicine
2017 Western Journal of Emergency Medicine Distinguished Reviewer
2017 Western Journal of Emergency Medicine Distinguished Section Editor
2016 National Emergency Medicine Foundation Scholar
2014-15 Outstanding Teacher Award, Univ. of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency