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Sarah B. Dubbs, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Administrative Title:

Assistant Residency Director - Resident Management, Department of Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

Residency Program Director

Phone (Primary):

(667) 214-2208



Education and Training

University of Mayland, College Park, B.S. Biology (Neurophysiology), 2005

University of Maryland School of Medicine, M.D., 2010

University of Maryland Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency, 2010-2013

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Faculty Development Fellowship, 2014


Dr. Dubbs is an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine, and the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  After her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center, she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship with a certificate from the American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship. She worked in the community hospital setting before returning to UMMC.  In addition to medical education, Dr. Dubbs has interests oncologic emergencies, with numerous publications, podcasts, and national and international invitational lectures on these topics.  She has won many teaching awards, including the ACEP National Junior Faculty Teaching Award.  She is also developing her interests in process and quality improvement, hospital administration, and is a cheerleader for the advancement of women in the house of medicine.


Research/Clinical Keywords

Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, obstetric and gynecologic emergencies

Highlighted Publications


  • Journal Issue Guest Editor: Kaide CG, Dubbs SB. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies. Emerg Med Clin North Am, 2018 Aug;36(3).
  • Section Editor: Hematology, Oncology, and Immunology in Corependium Textbook of Emergency Medicine (2019)
  • Associate Editor: Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition. Springer Publishing (2021)


Additional Publication Citations


  1. Dubbs SB, Spangler R. Hypothyroidism: Causes, Killers, and Life-Saving Treatments. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;32(2):303-17. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2013.12.003. Epub 2014 Mar 6. Review. PMID: 24766934
  2. Dubbs SB, Tewelde, S. Cardiovascular Catastrophes in the Obstetric Population. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2015 Aug;33(3):483-500. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2015.04.001. PMID: 26226861
  3. Ben-Yakov M, Brady WJ, Mattu, Dubbs SB. Printzmetal angina (coronary vasospasm) associated with 5-fluorouracil chemotherap Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar 1. pii: S0735-6757(17)30157-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.02.046.  PMID: 28283339.
  4. Kaide CG, Dubbs SB. The Heme-Onc Tidal Wave: Are you prepared? Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018. Aug;36(3):xv-xvi. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2018.05.001. PMID 30037451.
  5. Honasoge AP, Dubbs SB. Rapid Fire: Pericardial Tamponade. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018. Aug;36(3):557-565. doi: 1016/j.emc.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 Jun 11. Review. PMID: 30037442.
  6. Dubbs SB, Honasoge AP. Rapid Fire: Central Nervous System Emergencies. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018. Aug;36(3):537-548. doi: 1016/j.emc.2018.04.010. Epub 2018 Jun 12. Review. PMID 30037440.
  7. Dubbs SB. Rapid Fire: Tumor Lysis Syndrome. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018. Aug;36(3):517-525. doi: 1016/j.emc.2018.04.003. Review. PMID 30037438.
  8. Dubbs SB. The Latest Cancer Agents and Their Complications. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2018. Aug;36(3):485-492. doi: 1016/j.emc.2018.04.006. Epub 2018 Jun 11. Review. PMID 30037436
  9. Birch SA, Dubbs SB, Bontempo LJ, Dezman ZD. 83-year-old Woman with a Fever and Emesis. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Oct;2(4):X-X. DOI 10.5811/cpcem.2018.10.40507. PMID 30443605.
  10. Dubbs SB, Blosser KM, Richardson AC. A smartphone, a slit lamp, and an ophthalmology consult. Clin Case Rep. 2019 Aug 20;7(10):2004-2005. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.2381. PMID 31624627.
  11. Dubbs SB, Sommerkamp S. Evaluation and Management of Urinary Tract Infection in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2019. Nov;37(4):707-723. doi: 1016/j.emc.2010.07.007.  PMID 31563203.
  12. Dubbs SB, Richardson A, Blosser K, Tewelde S. Male with Anterior Left Knee Pain.  Knee Pain.  Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Dec;74(6):818-826. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.06.030. PMID 31779955.
  13. Dubbs SB, Moayedi S, Galbraith JW, Lubavin B, Mattu A, Haydel M, Cheaito MA, Bond MC, Kazzi A. Emergency Medicine Interest Groups. J Emerg Med. 2020 Oct 27:S0736-4679(20)30980-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.09.043. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33127263.
  14. Ibemere SO, Dubbs SB, Barnhart HX, Brown JL, Freiermuth CE, Kavanagh P, Paice JA, Strouse JJ, Wilkerson RG, Tanabe P; COMPARE-VOE study investigators. Trial design of comparing patient-specific versus weight-based protocols to treat vaso-occlusive episodes in sickle cell disease (COMPARE-VOE). Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Dec 28;101:106252. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106252. PMID: 
  15. Cabral S, Kuhn D, Dubbs S. Mondor Disease in a Patient With Recurrent Deep Venous Thromboses. J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar 29:S0736-4679(21)00152-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2021.02.017. PMID: 33795169.
  16. Stephanos K, Dubbs SB. Pediatric Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2021 Aug;39(3):555-571. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2021.04.007. Epub 2021 Jun 9. PMID: 34215402.


Research Interests

  • Oncologic Emergencies
  • Medical Education

Awards and Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine & American College of Emergency Physicians

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

ACEP National Junior Faculty Teaching Award