Dave Milzman

dave-milzmanDave Milzman, MD, serves as Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and as an Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center in Washington.

Dr. Milzman's investigative work focuses on clinical research into sepsis, shock, traumatic injury, and injury prevention. His additional research interests include clinical outcomes, particularly non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), acute congestive heart failure, acute surgical emergencies, and sports concussive injuries. In this latter role, he serves as Director of Medical Research for the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Milzman is a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Society for Academic Emergency Physicians, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He has published many articles and chapters in the medical literature and has appeared in numerous media venues as an expert on urban emergency medicine, gun violence, and improved care delivery in the emergency department setting.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Milzman received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School, completed his combined residency in Emergency and Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, and completed two fellowships in Critical Care and Trauma Research at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Research Interests

Dr. Milzman's research interests include

  • Sepsis
  • Shock trauma
  • Sports concussive injury
  • Urban emergency medicine
  • Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)
  • Acute congestive heart failure
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal ideation

Dr. Milzman has worked on a variety of emergency medicine and sports concussive medicine research and development projects. Dr. Milzman serves as an expert on urban emergency medicine.

Specific examples of his research include the following:

Selected Research

Dr. Milzman is a co-investigator on an ongoing Department of Defense (DoD) project to monitor heart rate variability in post-concussion patients.

He serves as site co-investigator for a project funded by the National Institutes of Health to study concussion in traumatic brain injury, with enhanced detection by 3T MRI and biomarkers.

Dr. Milzman's previous research includes analysis of the clinical utility of biomarkers in an assessment of sepsis as PI of the 8-Center National Study and as PI for the ADHERE registry for heart failure patients.

View Dr. Milzman's publications on PubMed

  • Research Areas
  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine