Elizabeth P. Clayborne, MD, MA Bioethics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Elizabeth Clayborne is a doctor, a mother, a CEO, a leader and a woman of color.
She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She attended Duke University as an undergraduate where she designed her own major in Medical Ethics and Religion. Prior to medical school she completed a two-year research fellowship at National Institutes of Health in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute with a research focus on race, ethnicity and genetics. Dr. Clayborne attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University where she completed a dual MD/MA Bioethics degree in 4 years. She went on to complete residency in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital and served as Chief Resident in her fourth year.
Dr. Clayborne is currently a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine with an academic focus on ethics, health policy, end of life care and innovation/entrepreneurship.
She developed a novel nosebleed device, NasaClip, as a resident and in 2015 was awarded the NSF I-Corps grant which helped to launch her company Emergency Medical Innovation, LLC. She participated in the TEDCO Builder Fund in 2020 and has raised $1.1M in funding as of December of 2022. Dr. Clayborne was also awarded a NSF SBIR Phase I grant for $256K to assist with the development of a medicated version of her device. Her company will be launching the Class I version of her device into the market in 2023.
Dr. Clayborne is the former Chair of the MedChi Committee on Ethics and Judicial Affairs, serves on the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is a member of multiple academic and professional organizations. She has been featured on several national interviews on networks such as CNN, MSNBC and CBSN discussing COVID-19 and health equity and ethics issues. She also did a TEDx talk on advance care planning entitled: “How to protect your body and your doctor's soul during Covid-19”. Dr. Clayborne looks forward to continuing her career as a practicing emergency physician, innovator and leader in health care policy and reform. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @DrElizPC.