My name is David A. Marcus, MD and I’m a dual boarded physician specializing in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine in New York City. I’m also a Clinical Ethicist, and a Residency Director for a combined EM/IM and Critical Care program.
My clinical interests include: bedside sonography, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, EMS, primary care, wilderness medicine, disaster/search-and-rescue medicine, and Narrative Medicine. I’m also especially interested in resident and medical student education and an avid supporter of FOAM as well as the integration in humanities into medical education. My non-clinical interests include: physician professionalism, activism, the role of physicians in society, clinical ethics, health care disparities, and social determinants of health. Then there’s the photography, reading, cycling, sailing, and miscellaneous outdoor stuff.
I graduated from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, where I was fortunate enough to found the student-run Brooklyn Free Clinic together with a group of medical, public health, and nursing students. While at Downstate I also served in the national leadership of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) where I focused on health-care reform. I’ve been involved in teaching since my days as an EMT, search and rescue medic, and combat medic.
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