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Dr. Ellen Smith, MD, FACEP

University of Maryland at College Park 1981-1985
•  Summa Cum Laude (Top 1% of Class)
•  Intercollegiate Softball and Intramural Box Lacrosse.
•  Captain of Intramural Basketball and Soccer

University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore 1985 - 1989
•  Theodore E. Woodward Award in Physical Diagnosis
•  Honors in Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Pathology Elective in Autopsy, Family Practice Preceptorship, Physical Diagnosis, and Internal Medicine
•  Magna Cum Laude (Top 3% of Class)
•  Coordinator Sophomore Class Racquetball Tournament
•  Intramural Volleyball and Captain Intramural Basketball

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital In Philadelphia 1989-1992

•  Emergency Medicine Residency Graduate
•  Experience at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Cooper Hospital Trauma Center, Jefferson Park Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, St. Christopher's for Children, Thomas Jefferson Hand Surgery Center, and Wills Eye Hospital

Current Position:




•  Suburban Emergency and Shock Trauma Center, Bethesda, Maryland 1992 to 1999
•  Provider for Medical Command for Montgomery County through Suburban Hospital
•  Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
•  Physician preceptor for paramedic classes rotating through Suburban Hospital
•  Prepared and taught two lectures at the Fire Service Training Academy
•  Developer of bioterrorism triage tool and bioterrorism preparation course for EMA physicians and hospital staffs

•  Emergency Department Attending Physician at J. F. Kennedy Hospital, NE Philadelphia, PA 1991
•  Emergency Department Attending Physician at The Sacred Heart Hospital, Norristown, PA 1991
•  Field Doctor for Jefferson Corporate Triathlon 1990 & 1991
•  Field Doctor for Philadelphia Distance Run 1991
•  Field Doctor Squad for Temple University Home Football Games 1991
•  Emergency Department Attending Physician at Delaware County Memorial
Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa
•  Emergency Department Attending Physician at St. Agnes Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa
•  Attending Physician at St. Agnes Occupational Health Center
•  Emergency Department Attending Physician at Kimbrough Army Medical
Center, on Fort George Meade Army Base, Fort Meade, MD
•  Presented "Spinal Cord Trauma" to Thomas Jefferson Hospital Staff 1992. Presentation was personally created using computer Generated Slide Program and scanning devices.  Presentation submitted to SAEM conference for use as innovative educational device
•  Experienced with desktop publishing, word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic software

•  Summer 1982: Volunteer Research Assistant at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland; Investigating Substance P-neurotransmitter for Pain
•  Summer 1983: Forensic Research in Chromatography and Spectroscopy at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Research and Training Center in Quantico, Virginia
•  December 1985: Pathology Elective in Autopsy: Honors Research Topic: Case Discussion of Aortic Dissections
•  January 1986: Honors Research Topic in Biochemistry Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cardiac Region
•  February 1986: History of Medicine Elective Honors Research Topic: An Early History of Tularemia: Cases and Work Performed in Washington, D. C. and Maryland
•  Fall 1986: Neuroscience Honors Research Topic: Mammalian CNS Regeneration    
Past Findings, Present Experiments and Questions about the Future
•  Winter 1986: Pathology Research Topic: Methods and Recommendations for Toxicological Detection of Cocaine Use by Urinalysis
•  Summer 1987: Physical Diagnosis Honors Research Topic: The Life and Signs of Babinski
•  Case Report submitted to Annals of Emergency Medicine:  "AV Nodal Block Induced by Supine Position that Recovers in Upright Position."
•  November 1990 to Present: Original Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine: The Value of Orthostatic Vital Signs Measurement on Patients on Beta Blockers, Digoxin or Calcium Channel Blockers.  Abstract submitted to Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

•  Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
•  Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
•  Basic Life Support (BLS)
•  Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)
•  ACLS Certified Instructor
•  American College Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Mid-Winter 1990 Symposium Conference Attendee Tucson, Arizona
•  American College Emergency Physicians (ACEP) October 1991 Symposium Conference Attendee Boston, Massachusetts
•  American college of Emergency Physicians Symposium Chicago Illinois
•  Emergency Medicine Abstracts Conference of Emergency Medicine, Key West, Florida
•  Children’s Hospital Emergency Medicine Conference of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Hilton Head South Carolina
• American College of Emergency Medicine National Conference in San Diego, California, concentrating on EMS issues.
• American College of Emergency Medicine National Conference, St. Petersburg, Fla.
•  CME through at home study courses and lectures attendance including Pediatric Seminar Series at Suburban Hospital
•  Charter Member of the Express Softball Team: Ranked 10th on the East Coast
•  Player in the Maryland State Softball Championships
•  Member of the Most Valuable Player All-Star Exhibition Game
•  Player in the Atlantic Coast Softball Championships, Montgomery County Maryland Recreation Flag Football, Women’s Softball, and Mixed League Softball
•  Former member Inter-Hospital Softball League Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
•  Attendance at numerous symposia/ABEM conferences/ACEP conferences
•  Voted “best speaker” at 2000 CEN Mid Atlantic Conference
•  Developer of Bioterrorism research quick ID tool
•  Speaker at Grand Rounds multiple presentations
•  Developer and Course Director Wilderness Medicine Field Course
•  Elected Physician Pillar of Excellence at Montgomery General Hospital for second quarter of 2007 with articles in “Pillar Talk”  &  Gazette Newspapers
•  Winner of Age division 2006 Cape Henlopen Triathlon
•  Participant in numerous adventure races, triathlons, marathon, 10K running races.
•  Have testified as expert witness Philadelphia courthouses, Montgomery county courthouse.
•  Speaker at West Virginia University Medical School Appalachian Wilderness Medicine Conference
•  Slated as speaker at George Washington University Medical School Spring Conference on Wilderness Medicine
•  Medical Director Montgomery General Hospital Disaster Drill Scenario.