About the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland

Shock TraumaFor more than 50 years, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center has been a worldwide leader in trauma care. Shock Trauma is the heart of Maryland’s exceptional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) — the first coordinated system in the country and a national model of excellence. To date, more than 200,000 people have been cared for at Shock Trauma.

When Life is on the Line...

“The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is Maryland’s Primary Adult Resource Center (PARC) serving more than 7,500 critically ill and severely injured people each year. These are people who get up each day, leave their home for work or school and end up here at Shock Trauma. Our team is committed to giving every person a second chance.”

Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
System Chief for Critical Care Services
University of Maryland Medical System
The Honorable Francis X. Kelly Distinguished Professor of Trauma Surgery
Director, Program in Trauma
University of Maryland School of Medicine

WE HEAL At one of the highest-volume trauma centers in the United States, teams of providers are standing by 24/7 to receive, resuscitate, stabilize and treat those whose lives are threatened by time-sensitive injuries, including: acute complex orthopaedic injury, spinal injuries, brain injury, facial trauma, multiple organ dysfunction, respiratory failure, soft-tissue infection and sepsis.

WE TEACH The Shock Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship is the largest and one of the most prestigious programs of its kind. The goal of the fellowship is to produce physician leaders in academic surgery who specialize in critical care and trauma.

WE DISCOVER The Shock Trauma research program aims to become the benchmark for national and international trauma research that addresses issues of injury in prevention, patient care, delivery of care, public policy and financing of trauma care and systems of care. The program includes: clinical research trials, a place to test emergency technologies and a collaboration with the U.S. Air Force through the C-STARS-MD program.

WE CARE In keeping with the mission of preventing severe injury and death, teams from Shock Trauma conduct a variety of prevention programs in collaboration with schools, community groups and the court system. The programs target adolescents and adults on topics including seatbelt use, violence prevention and safe driving strategies focused on eliminating distracted or impaired driving.

To read more about the Shock Trauma Center, visit www.umms.org/ummc/health-services/shock-trauma.

Meet our Volunteer Leadership

Shock Trauma Center Board of Visitors

Ms. Sharon L. Akers

The Honorable Angela D. Alsobrooks

Mr. Leonard J. Attman

The Honorable Calvin Ball

Mr. James G. Corckran, II

Mrs. Roberta S. Cowley

Mr. Frank Culotta

Mr. Navin Dass

Mr. Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr.

The Honorable M. H. Jim Estepp

Mr. Michael R. Faust

Mr. Alan H. Fleischmann

The Honorable Donald C. Fry

The Honorable Barry Glassman

Mr. Bruce R. Grindrod, Jr.

The Honorable J.B. Jennings

Mr. Dan Joerres

Colonel Woodrow W. Jones, III

Mr. J. Peter Kitzmiller

Mr. William J. McDermond, III

Mr. Brian D. Morris

The Honorable Laura Neuman

The Honorable Johnny Olszewski, Jr.

Mr. George G. Perdikakis

The Honorable Steuart Pittman

The Honorable D. Bruce Poole

The Honorable Charles A. Ruppersberger, III

Mr. Richard Scher

The Honorable Brandon Scott

The Honorable James T. Smith, Jr.

The Honorable Kenneth S. Ulman

The Honorable Stephen A. Wantz

Mr. Stephen J. Woerner