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George C. Willis, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Administrative Title:

Director For Medical Student Education, Ummc

Additional Title:

Assistant Residency Program Director, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

  • Duke University, BS, Biology 2001
  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, MD, 2007
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency, 2010
  • University of Maryland Medical Center, Faculty Development Fellowship, 2011


George Willis, MD currently is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He currently serves as the Assistant Residency Program Director as well as the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education.  He graduated from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in 2007 and then graduated from the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Residency in 2010. After graduation, he completed a Faculty Development Fellowship during his Chief Residency.  He then went on to join the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he has been awarded numerous teaching awards regionally and nationally.  His academic interests are in endocrine emergencies, simulation and procedural education, as well as medical student education and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.    

Research/Clinical Keywords

Endocrine emergencies, aortic emergencies, simulation education, procedural education, medical education

Highlighted Publications

1) Adebayo O, Willis GC.  The changing face of diabetes in America. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;32(2):319-27.

2) Corwell B, Knight B, Olivieri L, Willis GC.  Current diagnosis and treatment of hyperglycemic emergencies.  Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;32(2):437-52

3) Holley CE, Van Pham T, Mezzadra HM, Willis GC, Witting MD.  Overtreatment of gonorrhea and chlamydial infections in 2 inner-city emergency departments.  Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;33(9):1265-8

4) Heitz C, Prusakowski M, Willis G, Franck C. Does the Concept of the "Flipped Classroom" Extend to the Emergency Medicine Clinical Clerkship?  West J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov;16(6):851-5.

Awards and Affiliations

American College of Emergency Physicians National Junior Faculty Teaching Award