The Mark C. Rogers Professor 2004 - 2013
John Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA
John Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA has spent over 25 remarkable years at Johns Hopkins. While completing his residency in neurology at the University of Maryland Hospital (now UMMS), he began a second residency in anesthesiology at Hopkins in 1988. He followed this with combined fellowships in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical care. John became co-director, and then interim director, of the Neurocritical Care Unit at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He later served as clinical vice chairperson in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (ACCM).
In 2004, after serving as ACCM's Interim Director, John became the Mark C. Rogers Professor and director of the department, as well as anesthesiologist-in-chief for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Under his oversight, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine has emerged as an institutional leader in patient safety, culminating in the founding of the Armstrong Institute. He has facilitated telemedicine initiatives in the adult and pediatric ICUs to improve patient care, and with his support, our faculty members are now viewed as national and international leaders in the field. On his watch, the program has had unprecedented growth with expansion of the faculty, creation of a new educational platform for the residency, fellowships in all specialties in anesthesia, and growth of the CRNA division.
In addition, during John's tenure, ACCM attracted an extraordinary amount of federal dollars, which has helped expand our efforts in basic science, translational and health service research, and patient safety. His guidance on hospital redesign aimed at improving patient-centered care and cost effectiveness was invaluable during the construction of the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center, and he oversaw ACCM's successful transition to the new patient towers.
On July 1, 2013, John Ulatowski stepped down as director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and continues a full-time role as vice president and executive medical director of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI).