Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident commander University of Maryland Medical System

A fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. David Marcozzi presently serves as the COVID-19 incident commander for the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland-Baltimore’s Unified Command, an academic 13-hospital and multi-professional campus system.

A subject matter expert in healthcare delivery and disaster response working with federal, state and local partners, Governor Hogan initially selected him to serve on Maryland’s Coronavirus Task Force. On December 1, 2020, he was named the senior medical advisor to the governor on COVID-19.

Dr. Marcozzi is a professor and the director of population health within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is the assistant chief medical officer for acute care at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He also serves as the deputy medical director for mobile integrated health with the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Prior to these roles, Dr. Marcozzi served for a decade in the federal government as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care and emergency preparedness. During his federal tenure, Dr. Marcozzi held positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House.

Prior to his federal positions, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate. Serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, which became law in 2006.

A colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Marcozzi has been mobilized four times since 2001 and is now assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command. Additionally, as a prior member of the HHS National Disaster Medical System, Dr. Marcozzi responded to multiple disasters, including the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

The author of several articles and scientific manuscripts, he is also the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards, including the National Security Council Outstanding Achievement Award, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Army Medical Department ‘A’ Proficiency Designator, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Disaster Medical System Distinguished Member Award and the Duke Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award.

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