R Adams Cowley is considered the father of trauma care and gave the world the concept of the Golden Hour. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma is the nation's first and only integrated trauma hospital. We are dedicated to treating the severely injured and employ groundbreaking research and innovative medical procedures with one goal in mind -- saving lives.

Shock Trauma is proud to stand as a cornerstone of Maryland's EMS Trauma System. Every patient we touch is part of a web of life -- of hopes, fears, possibilities and dreams. For every heart that we keep beating, there are many others that we save from breaking.