The original faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, including such pioneers of modern medicine as William Osler, William S. Halsted, Howard A. Kelly and William H. Welch, created a curriculum designed not just to impart knowledge, but to create it. The "Hopkins Model," as it came to be known, soon was adopted by virtually every medical school in the country. From medical and graduate students to residents to clinical and research fellows, those who train at Johns Hopkins have the opportunity to engage face-to-face and work shoulder-to-shoulder with many of the world's leading physicians, scientists, nurses, pharmacists and medical educators.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital continues this proud tradition of academic and clinical excellence. Over the years, the department has had the opportunity to play a key role in numerous medical advances that have had a profound impact on modern medicine. From the development of congenital heart disease surgery to the original observations on the techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, individuals in this department have been active participants and contributors.
During the past decade, we have been involved in establishing the field of Anesthesiology as a leader in the care of the critically ill. Major developments in surgical, pediatric, and neurologic intensive care, intra-operative monitoring, physiologic and biochemical alterations in shock and more have all had their origins from within this department. Today, the department staffs and directs the Surgical, Neurologic, and Pediatric Intensive Care Units. The Department founded the country's first pediatric intensive care unit.