Neel Vibhakar, MD, FACEP


Dr. Vibhakar received his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and his medical degree from the Drexel University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After starting with the emergency physician group at UM BWMC in 2004, Dr. Vibhakar became Chair of the Emergency Department in 2009. Over that period of time he has served in a number of leadership roles, including as an officer of the medical staff and leading the University of Maryland Medical System Emergency Medicine Clinical workgroup. He was named Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer in 2015. Dr. Vibhakar is a member and fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Vibhakar oversees the clinical and quality performance of the medical staff at UM BWMC. Most of the Department Chairs report to him directly or indirectly. He is Chair of the Performance Improvement/Risk Management Committee, co-chair of the hospital wide Patient Flow Task Force, and sits on the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) as well as many other hospital committees. The Quality and Safety Department along with Social Work report up to him directly through Mary Jozwik. Dr. Vibhakar is also responsible for the Medical Staff Services Office.