Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH, is dedicated to improving access to high-quality acute care in the United States and in every country across the globe. He is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the former director of the Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. National Study Center for Trauma and EMS and is currently the senior vice chairman of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Jon Mark is a federally funded researcher and teacher who has been the principal investigator on over $9 million in federal research and training grants and contracts and has been co-investigator on numerous other funded projects. As part of his international work through a National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center grant, he and his dedicated teams have trained approximately 1,000 physicians from Egypt and multiple other countries in the Middle East in acute care-related topics, including the clinical care of trauma patients, disaster preparedness and response, and injury research methods. Jon Mark is board-certified in both emergency medicine and preventive medicine, and has authored approximately 100 articles and chapters on various topics related to improving acute care, including the need to place acute care on the global health agenda and articles on improving emergency department operations. He chaired the American College of Emergency Physicians Task Force that produced the 2014 Report Card on America’s Emergency Care Environment and has held multiple other leadership positions in state and national organizations, including president of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and governing councilor of both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Public Health Association. He has been honored by his peers and the American College of Emergency Physicians as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine.” Jon Mark is currently a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ National Board of Directors.