Outside wall of the Shock Trauma CenterMission

A multidisciplinary clinical, educational and research institution dedicated to world class standards in the prevention and management of critical injury and illness and its consequences.


Maryland's Premier Adult Trauma & Critical Care Resource Global Innovator in Critical Illness, Injury & Trauma Systems Development

  • Clinical Excellence
  • Advanced Medical Research & Education
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Health Care Policy & Reform

World Class Trauma and Critical Care Standards: Patient Care, Science & Leadership


"The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is the core element of the state's emergency medical system and shall continue to serve as the state's primary adult trauma clinical resource center." - (H.B. #1222, 1993)