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Richard G. Wilkerson, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine


110 S Paca St. 6th Fl., Suite 200

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-4237

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.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Sickle Cell Disease, Angioedema, Pneumonia, Congestive Heart Failure, Naloxone, Opioid Addiction

Highlighted Publications



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, ..., 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. 

Rosenbaum S, Wilkerson RG, Winters ME, et al. Clinical Practice Statement: What is the Emergency Department Management of Patients with Angioedema Secondary to an ACE-Inhibitor? J Emerg Med. 2021 May 15;S0736-4679(21)00182-7

Eswaran V, Chang AM, Wilkerson RG, et al. Facemasks: Perceptions and use in an ED population during COVID-19. Plos One. 2022;17(4):e0266148.

Marshall JD, Heavner JJ, Olivieri PP, ..., Wilkerson RG. Length of Stay and Hospital Cost Reductions After Implementing Bedside Percutaneous Ultrasound Gastrostomy (PUG) in a Critical Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2022;37(12):1667-1672.

Snavely AC, Paradee BE, Ashburn NP,…Wilkerson RG,…et al. Derivation and validation of a high sensitivity troponin-T HEART pathway [published online ahead of print, 2022 Nov 16]. Am Heart J. 2022;256:148-157.

Ashburn NP, Snavely AC, O’Neill JC, ..., Wilkerson RG, Mahler SA. Performance of the European Society of Cardiology 0/1-Hour Algorithm With High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Among Patients With Known Coronary Artery Disease. JAMA Cardiology. 2023;8(4):347-356.

Popp L, Ashburn N, Snavely A,…, Wilkerson R, et al. Race Differences in Cardiac Testing Rates for Patients with Chest Pain in a Multisite Cohort. Acad Emerg Med. 2023;30(10):1020-1028.

Tanabe P, Ibemere S, Bosworth H,…Wilkerson G, et al. A Comparison of the effect of patient-specific vs. weight-based protocols to treat vaso-occlusive episodes (VOE) in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2023;30(12):1210-1222.


Research Interests

Currently, my research interests are focused on sickle cell disease, angioedema, opioid addiction, and treatment of opioid overdose.

Clinical Specialty Details

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine

Awards and Affiliations

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