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Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM

Todd Dorman, MD, F.C.C.M.

Vice Chair for ICU Operations
Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination
Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Joint Appointments in Medicine, Surgery & the School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
720 Rutland Avenue, Turner 17
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 410-955-5928
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5928

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Dr. Dorman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He is the Senior Associate Dean for Education Coordination and the Associate Dean and Director for Continuing Medical Education for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a Professor and Vice Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and has joint appointments as a Professor in Internal Medicine, Surgery and The School of Nursing. Previously he served as the Director of the Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine, Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units, Medical Director of the Adult Postanesthesiology Care Units and Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services and the Chair of the CME Advisory Board at Johns Hopkins. Presently he serves on the institutional Steering Committees for Innovation and Safety and for the Simulation Center. He also co-chairs the committee on interactions with industry and serves on the conflict of commitment committee.

Dr. Dorman has served on the Anesthesiology and Respiratory Device Committee of the FDA and was a member of the Institutes of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Education, Research and Practice. He serves as the editor of several scientific journals and on numerous editorial boards including JCEHP. He has an extensive background in association leadership and serves on the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), is the Immediate Past-President of the American Society for Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA) and is a member of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE). He has just completed his term as President and CEO of the Society for Academic CME (SACME). He was just elected to the Board of Director of the Accreditation Council for CME and will start his service in March 2012.

Dr. Dorman’s ICU-oriented research interests include informatics applications in the ICU such as remote monitoring of critically ill patients, leadership strategies in the ICU, and creation of a culture of safety and he is well published in these areas. In addition, he has been the Co-Principal Investigator on an AHRQ grant that led to the publication of the monograph on the “Effectiveness of CME”. He was awarded the Fox Award in 2007 by SACME for his presentation on the results of this evidence-based literature review. He has also contributed to subsequent manuscripts including, “The reported validity and reliability of methods for evaluating continuing medical education: A systematic review” that was recently published in Academic Medicine. He also served on the American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-based CME Committee which published the Guideline for CME as a supplement of Chest. He is a co-investigator on a grant through the AHRQ evaluating electronic access to diabetes information for the elderly and is a co-author of a SACME grant to do foundational educational research in the field of CME.

Expertise and Research Interests

I previously served as the Director of the Adult Critical Care Medicine Division, the Co-director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units, the Medical Director of the Adult Postanesthesia Care Units, Medical Director for respiratory Services and as the Medical Director of Critical Care Information Systems for The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. In 2004 I was promoted to Vice Chair for Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and to Associate Dean and Director for Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition, in January 2009 I completed a 2 year term as the Chair of the Critical Care Work Group which consists of representatives from the following 6 Societies: Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, American Association for Surgery and Trauma and National Association for the Medical Direction of Respiratory Care.

I have a long term interest in computer-assisted decision making, expert system integration, and integrated data displays. Principally, I am known for team building. These activities are only a small component of my areas of interest. Clinical research interests include the stress response to surgery, aminoglycoside antibiotics, fungal infections, and renal failure. I am specifically interested in applying pharmacokinetic models to drug administration in critically ill patients with the ultimate desire to electronically monitor drug administration and offer clinicians decision support information. My present largest project addresses the ethical issue of triage in the ICU and its implications for disaster preparedness.

My clinical responsibilities vary slightly from year to year, but typically include a mix of attending in the main ORs, Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
Weinberg Surgical Intenisve Care Unit, Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CSICU)
Post-AnesthesiaCare Unit (PACU) and the Preoperative Evaluation Center (PEC)

Administrative interests include CCM education, CCM billing, coding and documentation, the structure and process of care in intensive care units, and creating a culture of quality and safety.

Presently, a major focus is improving health through education. I believe the future will include integrated educational programs across health care providers and patients.

I hope to combine the above passions in some of my national roles as I was just elected as President of the American Society of critical Care Anesthesiologists. I am also the Vice President of the Society for Academic CME and am intimately involved in Conflict of interest issues national as I srve on the IOM cmte on Conflict of Interest in Education, research and Practice as well as co-chair the Hopkisn Committee on Conflict of Interst and serve on the Hopkins Conflict of Commitment Committee.

Other Expertise

Academic Experience:
I am active in too many committees here at JHH to list. Nationally I am on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists and I am the Immeditae past Chair of the Anesthesiology Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. I serve as the Course Director for Perioperative Management, presently starting its 19th year. I Chair the Communications Committee and the Task Force on Billing, Coding and Documentation for the ASCCA, and I Chair the Communications Committee and the Public Policy for the Anestheisology Section of the SCCM. I have just been named the SCCM representative to RUC.

Business Experience:
I serve as a consultant to VISICU, a company dedicated to providing Telemedical Servicesin Intensive Care Units and have consulted for many Practices and Universities on the structure and process of Intensive Care Medicine. I have just become a consultant to VHA, Inc for the Transformation of the ICU project. In addition, I participate as anexpert witness in about 5 cases per year, usually involving patients who have required hospitalization within an ICU.

Future Research:
I plan on expanding research in quality and safety in the ICU.

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Grand Rounds

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

7/9: "Highlighting Presentation Techniques" – Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM

7/16: The Mark C. Rogers Lectureship: Future Trends in Reimbursement of Hospital-Based Physicians – Chet Burrell

7/23: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

7/30: Patient Based Learning Discussion – Tracey Smith Stierer, MD

8/6: "Evidence-based Transfusion Practice and Patient Blood Management" – Steven M. Frank, MD

8/13: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

8/20: "Sustainability in Medicine & Anesthesia" – Lauren C. Berkow, MD

Thirteenth Donald W. and Marjorie A.M. Benson Lectureship on Pain Medicine – Donna L. Hammond, PhD
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"Serving Leadership" – John Porcari, Third River Partners
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"ACCM Strategic Plan" – Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, ACCM Director
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