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Photograph of Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC

At the Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, we improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in Patient and Family-Centered Care, Education and Research.

  • Our commitment to Patient and Family-Centered Care is at the heart of all we do. We count among our ranks many of the world’s most respected patient safety leaders.

  • Faculty members are deeply committed to achieving excellence in Education. Our programs in clinical training, and basic and clinical research are world renowned. Graduates fill the leadership ranks in academic and clinical anesthesiology programs and clinical practices around the globe. The department plays a key role in the training of nurse anesthetists.

  • Our distinguished Research faculty engage in cutting-edge research in the fields of
    Cardiovascular Biology, Cerebrovascular Biology, Neuroscience, Pulmonary Medicine, Acute & Chronic Pain, and Perioperative Medicine. In addition, we have innovative programs in Simulation Technology and Health Safety and Outcomes that are models for institutions throughout the world. Our faculty and trainees engage in multidisciplinary projects and collaborations, while taking full advantage of the rich resources of the entire Hopkins community. Learning and discovery are translated into innovation throughout the department.

Please take a few minutes to browse our site and learn more about our inspiring story.

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Mission

To be the world leader in discovery and innovation; high-value patient and family centered care; and education and professional development. Building on our rich traditions, we will utilize collaborative and inclusive approaches to transform our discipline.

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Dec. 4th: "Stroke Recovery: Timing, Training, & Biological Determinants" – Steve Zeiler, MD
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"Serving Leadership" – John Porcari, Third River Partners
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"Early Pulmonary Vascular Alterations in Congenital Heart Disease" – Jeffrey Fineman, PhD
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"The Link Between Physician Learning and Health Care Outcomes" – Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM
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