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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

In 1917 when William Stewart Halstead was establishing modern surgery, Margaret Boise, a nurse working closely with him was training nurses to give anesthesia and started the Johns Hopkins School of Nurse Anesthesia. As Alfred Blalock was performing the first Blalock-Taussig shunts on "Blue Babies" in 1944, it was Olive Berger the "Nurse in Charge" who gave the anesthesia and trained other nurses in the art of anesthesia. The Johns Hopkins School of Nurse Anesthesia closed in 1985 but nurse anesthetists have been administering anesthesia at Hopkins continuously for the past ninety-one years.

Olive Berger, Nurse Anesthetist, standing at the head of the operating table, assists Dr. Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas during ground-breaking blue baby cardiac surgery in 1945.
Olive Berger, Nurse Anesthetist, standing at the head of the
operating table, assists Dr. Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas during
ground-breaking blue baby cardiac surgery in 1945. (Click to enlarge)

Our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists work collaboratively with a dynamic group of attending anesthesiologists many of whom are experts in various aspects of anesthesia. Hopkins surgeons bring interesting cases in every specialty from around the world. Our academic environment is stimulating and challenging.

We are now proudly serving as a clinical site for several schools of Nurse Anesthesia. Once again, nurse anesthetists are learning the art and science of their specialty under the historic dome at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) staff is growing, and the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine welcomes qualified anesthetists interested in joining a large and vibrant academic department.

Olive Louise Berger, Nurse Anesthetist
Olive Louise Berger

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About Us:

M. Merrie Griffin, CRNA
Thomas Davis, CRNA
Chief, Division of Nurse Anesthesia
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD  21287
410-955-1675

 

Mary Scott-Herring, MSN, CRNA
Clinical Coordinator; Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Education
410-955-1677
mscotth2@jhmi.edu

Cory Adams, MSN, CRNA
Assistant Clinical Coordinator; Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Education
410-955-1677
cadams35@jhmi.edu

CRNA Leads
Andrew Benson, MSN
Marjorie Cesaire, MSN
Wailin Lau, MS
Mary Saliski, MSN
Shannon Segres, MS, MSN
Arlene Waldo, CRNA

Juanita Taylor
CRNA Administrative Coordinator
443-287-2937
jtaylor8@jhmi.edu

 
 

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds take place Thursdays at 7 AM in Hurd Hall. Windows Media Player is required to view webcasts.

"ACCM Strategic Plan" – Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, ACCM Director
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Jan. 22: "Quality in Anesthesiology: An Update from the AQI" – Richard Dutton , Executive Director of the Anesthesia Quality Institute
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Jan. 29: "Transfusion Approach to Hemorrhagic Shock" – Philip Spinella, MD
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Feb. 26: "Perioperative Neuroprotection: Two Decades of Progress" – Charles W. Hogue, Jr., MD
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"Serving Leadership" – John Porcari, Third River Partners
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