R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland
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.
22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Upcoming Programs & Events
This is a general survivor and family member support group for all those who have experienced a traumatic injury. Please come and share your stories, thoughts, concerns, and hopes for the future with others facing similar challenges while moving forward in the recovery process. For specific location information, please contact us. Learn more
These are weekly meetings offered to family and friends of patients in the trauma center. The goal of these meetings are to answer questions and give support to those who care for and about the patient during hospitalization. Learn more
For more information, please contact Candace Rebuck at 410-448-6303. Learn more
For more information, please contact Mike Henley at 410-448-6307 or Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6311. Learn more
For more information, please contact Kim Cardosa at 410-448-6706. Learn more
For more information, please contact Gwen Alexander at 410-448-6311. Learn more
University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute Adaptive Sports Program and Festivalannually
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. Learn more
In an instant lives can be forever changed by trauma. For more than 40 years, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at University of Maryland Medical Center has been providing uncompromising and unparalleled care to those that have been critically injured. A survivor’s life after trauma has many ups and downs. Healing the physical injuries of trauma is only a portion of recovery: an individual also needs to heal emotionally. We are in awe of the strength and courage that must be mobilized in order to heal, and we understand that recovery after a devastating injury can be a long and complex journey – often times lasting a life time. We are committed to supporting patients and their families throughout their journey toward wellness. For seven years the Shock Trauma Center Running Team, which supports the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN), has been a dedicated team participant in the Baltimore Running Festival. Named the 2016 Charity Team of the Year, the team brought together over 260 runners, volunteers, sponsors and supporters. Be a part of something extraordinary and join us in support of the Shock Trauma Center and the TSN. We promise you will feel the energy! Learn more
Are you looking to cut back on your drinking? Do you have a friend, family member, or loved one who needs to cut down?This study is currently recruiting participants
Investigators at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are conducting a paid 14-week medication trial that may help individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives reduce or stop their drinking. We are looking for men and women ages 18-65 of African American descent who drink alcohol, would like to reduce or stop drinking, and who have experienced trauma in their lives. If eligible, you will receive a medical evaluation including bloodwork, education, and study medication (active drug or inactive placebo), all at no cost to you. You will be paid for your time and effort. Learn more