Geriatric EM Faculty

Charles L. Maddow, MD

Charles Maddow, MD, FACEP, Associate Professor Wyatt Ranches Distinguished Professor in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Director of Emergency Medicine Geriatrics Member of UTHealth Houston Consortium on Aging

Dr. Maddow is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earned his Doctor of Medicine at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago, where he was named Chief Flight Resident for the Hospital’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services program his senior year. As a resident he also served two terms as Speaker of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Representative Council. After residency Dr. Maddow graduated from the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Teaching Fellowship. After completing his residency in 2001 he joined the faculty of the University of Rochester (NY) School of Medicine & Dentistry as an Assistant Professor, where he taught and practiced from 2001-2009. During those years he served as the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, directed numerous clinical rotations, including the School’s requisite clerkship in Emergency Medicine, and founded and directed the residency’s monthly cadaver procedures lab and EMPEX, a program that brought preclinical medical students into the Emergency Department to learn, perform, and refine basic procedural skills in the course of actual patient care, and through which they contributed an average of 500 person/hours of clinical service to the Emergency Department’s mission of treating patients at their most vulnerable times. Lastly, at the University of Rochester, he Vice-chaired the University’s Research Subjects’ Institutional Review Board (IRB). Recruited to the Mc Govern Medical School, part of UT Health, in 2009 as an Associate Professor, he has served as the Course Director for the Emergency Medicine Elective at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital (LBJ), taught countless procedural skills labs, and been awarded the Residency’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2016 as well as Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Dr. Maddow describes himself first as a teacher, who trains new doctors to become Emergency Physicians at the country’s busiest Trauma Center, in the country’s fourth largest city. He led the panel that certified as Emergency Physicians the first graduates of the residency of the University of Pristina in Kosovo in 2004, Peer Reviewed for several publications and conferences, and is a member of multiple national and regional Emergency Medicine organizations.

Dr. Maddow accepted the charge to serve as the UT Health Department of Emergency Medicine’s Director of Emergency Geriatrics, and has led the charge for American College of Emergency Physicians Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation at Memorial Hermann-TMC and at LBJ, and is leading the pursuit of Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Age Friendly Health System designation at each site. He cultivates residency Vice-chairs in Geriatrics, and collaborates with colleagues in the Division of Trauma Surgery, Memorial Hermann-TMC Hospitalists, the UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics, and the Cizik School of Nursing on research projects and Quality Improvement initiatives aimed at improving the patient care and treatment outcomes for the Hospital’s older patients. Dr. Maddow believes that Geriatric Emergency Medicine entails a distinct body of knowledge and skills; his goal is to teach the knowledge and skills of geriatric emergency care, to prepare health care professionals to appropriately care for the increasing number of older adults requiring stabilization and emergency care. In recognition of his efforts and to further Geriatric Emergency Medicine at UT Health, Dr. Maddow has been endowed the Wyatt Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine.