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

A fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, David Marcozzi, MD serves as the Chief Clinical Officer/Senior Vice President for the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore, MD, and as the COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Unified Command - an academic 12-hospital and multi-professional campus system. Dr. Marcozzi is a member of Maryland's Coronavirus Task Force and in December 2020 was named Governor Larry Hogan’s Senior Medical Advisor for COVID-19.

Dr. Marcozzi is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he was the Associate Chair for Population Health within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Marcozzi previously served as Baltimore City Fire Department’s Deputy Medical Director for the Mobile Integrated Health - Community Paramedicine Program. This public-private partnership that Dr. Marcozzi helped create, which gained national attention as a model for multidisciplinary health support, addresses healthcare delivery gaps to improve care transitions, mitigate emergency department overcrowding, and reduce hospital readmissions.

With over 20 years of experience in academic medicine, Dr. Marcozzi also served for a decade in the federal government, holding positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the White House as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care, and emergency preparedness. In 2006, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate, serving on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, where he assisted in drafting the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.

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. A retired colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Marcozzi was mobilized four times through his 21 years of service. His last assignment was with the U.S. Special Operations Command.

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 a Special Founders Award for Exemplary Service from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was also presented with the Duke Emergency Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award and named the 2021 Physician of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Boston College and an MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Marcozzi completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, serving as Chief Resident in his final training year. He also earned a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership degree from the Duke University School of Medicine.