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Adult Critical Care

Dr. Adam Sapirstein, MD,
Dr. Adam Sapirstein, MD,
Division Chief,
Adult Critical Care

Johns Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute Receives $8.9 Million Patient Safety Grant

Adult Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital

In April 2012 management of the critical care units relocated to the new state-of-the-art facility located in the Sheikh Zayed Tower and the Charlotte R Bloomberg Children's Center. The Weinberg Comprehensive Cancer Center, opened in 2001, houses a 20 bed surgical ICU, 16 operational rooms, and the Oncology ICU. Specialized multidisciplinary teams manage patient care in each of the ICU locations. These are coupled with a dedicated research effort in basic cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic and metabolic aspects of intensive care in both the laboratory and patient areas. Equipment reflecting our commitment to these projects includes not only mass spectrometry, echocardiography, nuclear medicine equipment, bronchoscopy, high frequency ventilators and the like, but Departmental laboratories provide for the clinical measurements of everything from serum catechilamines to ionized calcium.

In addition to clinical care, faculty is dedicated to teaching and research in critical care medicine. These include efforts in evidence-based medicine, systems-based practice, quality and safety, patient care basic and transitional research in areas of cardiac, pulmonary and cerebral physiology.

The division consistently provides leadership to the department, hospital and healthcare system. Current division team members lead improvise efforts, committees, laboratories, Continuing Medical Education and the Armstrong Institute. Center for Quality and Safety, which is directed by one our intensivists, lead the nation in innovations that are significantly improving how critical care services are provided and the outcomes from critical illness and injury.

Mission & Goals

The mission of The Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is to strive for excellence through:

  • the provision of the highest quality patient care in Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Medicine.
  • the instruction of health professionals at all levels, in all related areas
  • the encouragement of research and innovation to maintain research leadership
  • a commitment to the development of individual members of the faculty in teaching, research, clinical practice and administration
  • leadership in Johns Hopkins Medicine, the community and globally

Anesthesiology Events

Discovery and Innovation Calendar

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

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

9/29: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

10/6: Abraham Endowed Lecture – Shad Deering, COL, MD, FACOG

10/13: Richard Traystman, PhD

10/20: Patient Based Learning Discussion

10/27: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

11/3: Glenn Woodworth, MD

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