R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (9)

For more than 40 years, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center has been a worldwide leader in trauma care. Shock Trauma is proud to stand as a cornerstone of Maryland’s exceptional Emergency Medical Services System – the first coordinated system in the country and a national model of excellence. Serving more than 8,000 critically ill and injured people each year, to date the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center has cared for more than 150,000 patients.  Approximately 96% of those patients survive their injuries.

Dr. Cowley is considered the father of trauma care and gave the world the concept of the Golden Hour. The Shock Trauma Center 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.

Our patients “are people who get up each day, leave their home for work or school and end up here at Shock Trauma. Our team is committed to giving each person a second chance.” (Dr. Thomas Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCM, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center)

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.

TSN Coordinator


Kristin Barron 
Email Coordinator

22 S. Greene Street 
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

work: 410-328-5545

[email protected]

Website(s)R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterSTC Center for Injury Prevention and Policy

5 Good Reasons to Give: Donations for R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Upcoming Programs & Events

Shock Trauma TSN Support Group

First Thursday of the month  6pm-7pm
Starting Sept 2023! Open to current patients, past patients, family members and friends of survivors. Goals of Trauma Survivors Network Support Group: – help identify meaningful ways to meet the everyday challenges of life after injury – ease anxiety and frustration that often follows an unexpected injury or illness – offer connectivity to others in similar situations – get (and give) hope and inspiration – provide safe, supportive ways to share experiences

Shock Trauma Virtual Support Group

Join us for a way to virtually connect with other survivors!
Contact Person
Carly Pick 
Email: [email protected]

Brain Injury Support Group

1st Monday of Each Month  6:30pm – 8:00pm

For more information, please contact Candace Rebuck at 410-448-6303.
Contact Person
Candace Rebuck 
Email: [email protected]
University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute 
2200 Kernan Dr 
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

 Amputee Support Group

3rd Wednesday of Each Month  5:30pm – 7:00pm

For more information, please contact Marianne Sorteberg at [email protected]
Contact Person
Marianne Sorteberg 
Email: [email protected]
University of Maryland Rehabiltation & Orthopaedic Institute 
2200 Kernan Dr 
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

2nd Tuesday of Each Month  6:30pm – 7:30pm

For more information, please contact Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6410
Contact Person
Email: [email protected].
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute 
2200 Kernan Dr 
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Caregivers Support Group

4th Tuesday of Each Month  5:00pm – 6:00pm

For more information, please contact Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6410
Contact Person
Gwen Alexander 
Email: [email protected]
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute 

Stroke Support Group

Third Tuesday of every month • 10:00am-12pm

For more information contact Brandy Breaux at [email protected]
Contact Person
Brandy Breaux 
Email: [email protected]
University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute 
2200 Kernan Dr 
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute Adaptive Sports Program and Festival


The event provides people with disabilities a phenomenal introduction to adapted sports and provides an obligation-free opportunity to try different activities, ranging from wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, adapted golf, hand cycling, adapted martial arts, wheelchair dance, scuba diving, and much more. Attendees can participate in a number of demonstrations, meet with program coaches and participants, and launch their involvement in a number of activities that are available throughout the year, based on their interests.
Contact Person
Email: [email protected]


Community Resources

Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAM)


email for more info: [email protected] A program for referrals and assistance for persons with brain injuries and their families across the state of Maryland

Americans with Disabilities Act


The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

American Trauma Society


The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors.

Amputee Coalition


The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

Brain Injury Association of America


The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.



Brainline provides information and education about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric populations. To contact them directly, email: [email protected] or call 703-998-2020.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation


The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Call 1-800-225-0292 or visit www.christopherreeve.org.

National Center for PTSD


A national resource for trauma survivors, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)


This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

Shock Trauma TSN survivor shares his story


Shock Trauma TSN survivor Cliff Hageman shares his story of recovery with Farifax Public Radio

Good Therapy


Use GoodTherapy to find therapists and counselors, rehab and residential treatment centers, and mental health resources. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health or behavioral concerns, relationship issues, or other challenges, search their directory to a find a qualified therapist near you.

Psychology Today


Use Psychology Today to locate therapists and support groups in your are, as well as information and links to a host of current mental wellness topics.

Mental Health America


Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Resources and information for youth, parents, and adults.

National Institute of Mental Health


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence



National Domestic Violence Hotline



RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)


RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. They are a dynamic organization comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, consulting services, and technology. Their team works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.

ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Connection


ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and to promote trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to develop resilience instead of traumatizing already traumatized people.

National Center for Victims of Crime


The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives



SPINALpedia serves the needs of thousands of individuals and families affected by a spinal cord injury (SCI) from all over the world. We are here to empower our community through our shared SCI knowledge, voices and stories. Learning from others that have been down a similar road creates instant connections and inspires sharing of information. Our vast database of SCI content grows as our community grows. Content on our site is uploaded by our community for our community. We believe that together we are united and that together we are stronger. An online platform where “Everything Spinal Cord” can be easily searchable by those in need and shared by those looking to give back. SPINALpedia creates an empowering atmosphere where everyone speaks spinal cord and those dominating life from a wheelchair can be heard.