Ron Elfenbein, MD graduated from Cornell University with High Honors. He then went on to Medical School at the SUNY (State University of NY) Health Science Center at Syracuse, NY (Upstate Medical University) and graduated Cum Laude and was elected to AOA, the national medical honor society. He served his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was elected, in his final year to serve as chief resident. He was a finalist for the US Astronaut program, did research for NASA and secured a nearly million dollar US government grant to help design ways to provide emergency medical care in space. He has worked extensively with the US Secret Service and was a key member of the team that was deployed to the Salt Lake City Olympics for the entirety of the games. He also served at the White House complex on numerous occasions as well as at the USSS training facility in Beltsville, MD. He was an on-course medical provider for the Subaru Primal Quest Adventure Race in the Sierra Nevada mountains as well as for numerous Baltimore City Marathons. He ran for the MD State Senate in 2010 and nearly beat a 28 year incumbent. He is currently the CEO and chief medical officer of both Chesapeake ERgent Care in Gambrills, MD, and Holistic Medicine also in Gambrills, as well as an attending physician at Anne Arundel Medical Center Emergency Department. He also serves on the advisory board of Visual Dx.
He enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. His wife, Heather, is a pediatric oncologist at Johns Hopkins specializing in bone marrow transplants. They have 3 young children. Ron is a member of numerous volunteer organizations in his community and throughout the state. He likes to: play ice hockey, ski, sail, wakeboard, kite-surf, work out, garden, mountain bike, camp, hike, kayak, and do “almost anything outside”. His interests lie in aerospace medicine, efficiency in medicine, fitness as well as longevity medicine and aging.