H. Neal Reynolds, MD, has been an internal medicine based intensivist with the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore since 1987. He established the initial Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) program at the Center in 1987 and did his initial research in the field of CRRT with extension into plasma exchange therapy. In the late 1990s he was one of three who established the first Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program, utilizing non-silicon membrane lungs at the Shock Trauma Center. He was part of a team to establish and operate a mobile ICU program to support the ECMO and facilitated the introduction of unique ventilator modes for life support. Following a hiatus in service at the Trauma center, during which he provided care at the most underserved facility in Baltimore, he returned to the Trauma Center to direct the “Select Trauma ICU” and later was Co-Director of the Multi-Trauma ICU. While working with the underserved, he presented multiple times before the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
During his time working with the underserved, he established a Tele-ICU program utilizing robotic technology to assist in 24 x 7 care and subsequently continued to work in the field of telemedicine/teleHealth. Within the telehealth field, he has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally, published multiple peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and taught telehealth at the medical student, resident and fellow, and practitioner levels. He is currently involved in the utilization of Infra-Red image enhancement to improve remote examination with telehealth technologies. He has worked for legislation with the Maryland General Assembly, culminating in laws supporting reimbursement and simplifying credentialing. Most recently, he worked to establish a statewide alliance to promote the adoption and growth of teleHealth within the State of Maryland, and is Vice President of the Maryland Telehealth Alliance, Inc.
Dr. Reynolds is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine. He holds patents on fundamental mechanisms of oxygen exchangers, with patents pending for image enhancement via infra-red imaging.
Dr. Reynolds is a Platinum Level member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and sits on the SCCM Tele-ICU Committee. He is an active member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and sits on the ATA Tele-ICU Interest Group. He is active with the Legislative Sub-Committee of the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi) for the review of all legislation potentially impacting health care in the State of Maryland.