Jonathan Davis, MD, is an attending emergency medicine physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). In addition, he is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His previous experience includes service as an attending emergency physician at Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.

At MWHC, he is the vice chairman of Education and Training and the program director for the Emergency Medicine residency program held in collaboration with MGUH and Georgetown University School of Medicine. In these roles, he provides clinical and academic instruction for more than 30 medical residents and 200 students annually.

Dr. Davis is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM). He has received several other honors for his teaching and research, including a National Faculty Teaching Award from ACEP. He has also been chosen as a National Emergency Medicine Program Director of the Year by the AAEM’s Resident and Student Association.

Dr. Davis is active in several professional societies. He was selected to serve as chairman for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education Committee. He also was selected to serve on the Educational Meetings Subcommittee/Scientific Assembly Planning Committee for ACEP. Dr. Davis is certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

He is frequently invited to speak at meetings of professional societies. His lecture topics have ranged from hematologic, oncologic, allergic and genitourinary emergencies to academic and clinical advancement. Dr. Davis is a peer reviewer for several publications, including Academic Emergency Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine and the Journal of Emergency Medicine. His research has been published in scientific journals, including the Journal of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America and Emergency Medicine International. He has also written numerous chapters on anaphylaxis and genitourinary emergencies.

His medical degree is from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He continued his training with an internship and residency in emergency medicine at Stanford University Medical Center.

Research Interests

Dr. Davis’s research interests include

Anaphylaxis/allergic emergenciesHematologic, oncologic, and genitourinary emergenciesRoutine tests and clinical decision makingInnovations in medical education

Selected Research

Characterization of Self-Injectable Epinephrine Prescribing Practices Among Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department After an Allergy-Related Visit

Dr. Davis and colleagues presented an abstract and poster on this project at an ACEP Annual National Research Forum, San Francisco, CA.

Evaluation of the Role of Immature Granulocyte and Band Counts in Emergency Department Clinical Decision Making

Dr. Davis is a principal investigator on this project funded by a Graduate Medical Education Grant from MWHC.

View Dr. Davis's publications on PubMed

Research Areas

  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine
    Medical Education