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Douglas J. Floccare, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

State Aeromedical Director


MIEMSS, 653 W. Pratt Street

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-0880


(410) 706-0845

Education and Training

SUNY at Buffalo, BA , Biology, 1980.

SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, MD with Honors, 1984.

Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, Internship in General Surgery, 1984-85.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Residency in Emergency Medicine, 1985-87.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine, 1986-87.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Emergency Medicine Foundation Fellowship in Clinical Research Methodology, 1987-88.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Assistant Chief of Service, Emergency Medicine, 1988-89.

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene, MPH, 1989.


Dr. Doug Floccare is an Emergency Physician with a special commitment to prehospital care.  As the Air Medical Director for the state of Maryland, he provides medical direction for the Maryland State Police Flight Paramedics who staff the state’s seven medevac helicopter bases.  He has a strong interest in emergency airway management, resuscitation of shock, treatment of traumatic brain injury, and systems of care.

Research/Clinical Keywords

HEMS, air medical transport, emergency medical services, prehospital care, emergency airway management, RSI, hemorrhagic shock, traumatic brain injury, trauma systems, EMS systems, injury prevention.

Highlighted Publications

Floccare DJ, Stuhlmiller D, Braithwaite SA, Thomas SH, Madden JF, Hankins DG, Dhindsa H, Millin MG.  Appropriate and safe utilization of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services:  A joint position statement with resource document.  Prehosp Emerg Care, 17(4):521-525, 2013.

Galvagno SM Jr, Thomas S, Stephens C, Haut ER, Hirshon JM, Floccare D, Pronovost P. Helicopter emergency medical services for adults with major trauma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Mar 28;3:CD009228.

Caulfield EV, Dutton RP, Floccare DJ, Stansbury LG, Scalea TM.  Prehospital hypocapneia and poor outcome after severe traumatic brain injury.  J Trauma 2009; 66(6): 1577-82.

LaMonte MP, Bahouth MN, Magder LS, Alcorta RL, Bass RR, Browne BJ, Floccare DJ, Gaasch WR; Emergency Medicine Network of the Maryland Brain Attack Center.  A regional system of stroke care provides thrombolytic outcomes comparable with the NINDS stroke trial.  Ann Emerg Med 2009; 54(3): 319-27.

Floccare DJ, Kelen GD, Altman RS, Hassett JM Jr, Qaqish B, Ness PM, Sivertson KT. Rapid infusion of additive red blood cells: alternative techniques for massive hemorrhage. Ann Emerg Med 1990; 19(2): 129-33.  

Awards and Affiliations

AOA, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, 1984.

Affiliate Faculty, International Trauma Life Support- Maryland Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians, 1987-present.

Air Medical Services Committee, National Association of EMS Physicians, member 1989-present, chair 1992-94, 2010-14.

Founding member, Air Medical Physician Association, 1992-present, Board of Directors, 2008-present.

Editorial Board, Prehospital Emergency Care, 2008-present.

Medical Director of the Year, 2008, Air Medical Physician Association.