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Benefit for Training for Advance Rescue and Life Support

  • Sotto Sopra Restaurant 405 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD, 21201 United States (map)

A special evening of Italian food and libations at Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Thursday, September 28th located at 405 N. Charles Street in Baltimore will benefit training for Advanced Rescue and Life Support for Emergency Medical Responders.  Doctor Doug Floccare, a 32 year veteran emergency physician and a medical director for flight paramedics for 27 years will be the restaurant’s guest chef for the evening. Sotto Sopra’s award-winning Northern Italian cuisine with a Maryland accent and special wine flights are the centerpiece for the evening’s gathering with open reservations available by phone 410-625-0534 or

One must consider the ever changing landscape of rescue and medical care. Pockets of unique expertise in rescue and emergency medical care have developed across the world.  From the wilderness of Canada to the mountains of Italy and  to the outback and the coasts of Australia, emergency response personnel have often developed methods of preparing for unique local challenges that are not necessarily widely disseminated, but that can help responders in other locations train for high-risk, low-frequency events. 

Medical Director of Flight Paramedics, Dr. Doug Floccare informs, “Maryland is diverse in nature, from ocean coastline and waterways to farmlands and mountains, and from sparsely populated areas to the sprawling suburbs and densely populated cities.  Emergency medical response in Maryland poses a wide variety of challenges, yet we have a long history of innovative approaches to trauma care.  Maryland has much it can learn from the expertise that has been developed in other areas of the world, and also much it can share from approaches that have been refined here.  This fund will be utilized to support the international exchange of training personnel and training techniques for advanced rescue and life support.”  Dr. Floccare has had the opportunity to travel extensively and to observe unique approaches to emergency response in other areas of the world. 

Sotto Sopra Restaurant is pleased to partner with Dr. Floccare, as their guest chef, and will be donating 15% of the evening’s proceeds to Advanced Rescue and Life Support for Emergency Medical Responder training.

Dr. Doug Floccare’s love of good food has prompted his enjoyment of cooking from a young age.  As a “weekend cook,” he enjoys exploring the world through its foods and wines using a wide range of cooking methods.  As the grandson of four immigrants from Italy, he often returns to the culinary root, he loved so much while growing up.  So whether it’s a whole prime rib on the smoker, a stir-fry of homegrown vegetables, or a Sunday simmer of tomato sauce and meatballs, he takes greatest pleasure in the fellowship of a delicious meal shared with family or friends.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD21201(410) 625 0634


Earlier Event: September 27
The Nico Sarbanes Jazz Trio