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Stephen M. Schenkel

Stephen M. Schenkel M.D., M.P.P

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Emergency Medicine
Location: Paca-Pratt Building, 6th floor, Suite 200
Phone: (410) 332-9809

Personal History:

I came to the University of Maryland in 2003 by way of a Bachelors degree in Humanities from Yale College, an undergraduate thesis on Ovid, two years of teaching English as a second language in Changsha and Beijing, People's Republic of China, medical training at Harvard Medical School, along with two years at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, where I earned a Masters Degree in Public Policy, and a four year residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan.

Research Interests:

Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine. Public policy and emergency medical care.

Clinical Speciality:

Emergency Medicine


Schenkel SM. Promoting Patient Safety and Preventing Medical Error in Emergency Departments. Academic Emergency Medicine 2000, 7(11)1204-1222.

Schenkel SM, Khare R, Rosenthal MM, Sutcliffe KM, Lewton EL. Resident Perceptions of Medical Errors in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine 2003, 10(12)1318-1324.

Eisenberg E, Murphy A, Sutcliffe K, Wears R, Schenkel S, Perry S, Vanderhoef M. Communication in Emergency Medicine: Implications for Patient Safety. Communication Monographs 2005, 72(4)390-413.

Xiao Y, Schenkel S, Faraj S, Mackenzie CF, Moss JA. What Whiteboards In a Trauma Center Operating Suite Can Teach Us About Emergency Department Communication. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2007; 50(4):387-395.

Schenkel S. The Unexpected Challenges of Accurate Medication Reconciliation. (Editorial.) Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2008; 52:493-5.

Croskerry P, Cosby KS, Schenkel SM, Wears RL, eds. Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009.