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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

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.

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.

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.

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

 

 

 

Irina Beyder Kamjou, PhD
Manager; ACCM Clinical Operations, CRNA Division and Pre-op Evaluation Center
410-502-6196
ibeyder1@jhmi.edu

Lauren Freedman, MSN, CRNA
Coordinator; CRNA Manpower
410-955-1677
lfreedm1@jhmi.edu

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

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

 
 

Grand Rounds
Calendar and Webcasts

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

May 1st: End-of-Block Divisional Meetings

May 8th: Patient-Based Learning Discussion – Tracey Smith Stierer, M.D.

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Mechanistic Studies Of A Widely Used Therapy For Chronic Pain – Yun Guan, M.D., Ph.D.
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Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease" – Thomas Wang, M.D.
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"Anesthesia, Surgery and Alzheimers: A Smoking Gun, but Where’s the Victim?" – Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D.
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