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The physicians and staff of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma work around the clock, every day of the year, to save Maryland's most critically injured patients. Below are just a few patient stories that exemplify the critical care expertise of Shock Trauma and Maryland's EMS system and the well-coordinated network of these skilled caregivers.

John Landbeck - Shock Trauma Patient teaser imageJohn Landbeck

John writes a letter about his experience after a car accident.

Photos of Triathlete Doug WetzelTriathlete Doug Wetzel

Doug Wetzel went from triathlon runner to liver transplant recipient. Watch Doug's amazing story of tenacity and perseverance.

Leslie and Michael VealMichael and Leslie Veal

Patient testimonials from Michael and Leslie Veal, former Shock Trauma Center patient.

Outside view of our three-compartment hyperbaric chamberShirelle Smith

Carbon monoxide poisoning threatens lives of mother and her baby, who recover thanks in part to the hyperbaric chamber at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

William ThomasWilliam Thomas

Former Randallstown High School football player tackles the toughest opponent of his life: Recovery