Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director Cardiac SICU
Education and Experience
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD)/ (1991)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (1994)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (1997)
- Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (1997)
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology (1996)
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Adult Critical Care
- Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care
- Quality & Safety Research Group
Dr. Pronovost chairs the JCAHO ICU Advisory Panel for Quality Measures, the ICU Physician Staffing Committee for the Leapfrog Group, and serves on the Quality Measures Work Group of the National Quality Forum. He also serves in an advisory capacity to the World Health Organizations World Alliance for Patient Safety, and is leading WHO efforts to improve patient safety measurement, evaluation, and leadership capacity globally.
In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), released a report strongly endorsing Dr. Pronovosts ICU infection prevention program.
Dr. Pronovost is currently leading several large national and international safety projects.
Co-Director Cardiac SICU
2001 Leapfrog Group Health Care Purchasing Standard (based on my research)
2002 Presidential Citation for SCCM Contributions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
2003 William F. Rienhoff Scholars Award
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists Presidential Scholar Award
2004 Physician Hero, Health Care Heroes Award
2004 The JCAHO and NQF John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety Award
2008 One of Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People In The World 2008
2008 2008 MacArthur Fellowship Recipient
2009 American Society of Anesthesiologists, Rovenstine Memorial Lectureship
2009 Professors Preclinical and Clinical Teaching Award
- Critical Care Medicine
One of 25 individuals awarded a coveted MacArthur Fellowship in 2008, known popularly as the genius grant.
1. Pronovost PJ, Jenckes MW, Dorman T, Garrett E, Breslow MJ, Rosenfeld BA, Lipsett PA, Bass E.
Organizational characteristics of intensive care units related to outcomes of abdominal aortic surgery. JAMA. 1999; 281(14):1310-7.
2. Pronovost PJ, Angus DC, Dorman T, Robinson KA, Dremsizov TT, Young TL. Physician staffing patterns and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients: a systematic review. JAMA. 2002; 288(17):2151-62.
3. Pronovost PJ, Needham D, Berenholtz S, Sinopoli D, Chu H, Cosgrove S, Sexton B, Hyzy R, Welsh R, Roth G, Bander J, Kepros J, Goeschel C. An intervention to decrease catheter-related bloodstream infections in the ICU. N Engl J Med. 2006; 355(26):2725-32.
4. Pham JC, Kelen GD, Pronovost PJ. National Study on the Quality of Emergency Department Care in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Pneumonia. Acad Emerg Med. 2007; 10: 856-63.
5. Makary MA, Al-Attar A, Holzmueller CG, Sexton JB, Syin D, Gilson MM, Sulkowski MS, Pronovost PJ. Needlestick injuries among surgeons in training. N Engl J Med. 2007; 356(26):2693-9.
6. Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Wachter RM. The Wisdom and Justice of Not Paying for Preventable Complications. JAMA. 2008; 299(18):2197-9.
7. Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Needham DM. Translating evidence into practice: a model for large scale knowledge translation. BMJ. 2008; 6;337:a1714.
8. Wachter RM, Flanders SA, Fee C, Pronovost PJ. Public reporting of antibiotic timing in patients with pneumonia: lessons from a flawed performance measure. Ann Intern Med. 2008; 149(1):29-32.
9. Schwartz JM, Nelson KL, Saliski M, Hunt EA, Pronovost PJ. The daily goals communication sheet: a simple and novel tool for improved communication and care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2008; 34(10):608-13, 561.
10. Pronovost PJ, Goeschel CA, Olsen KL, Pham JC, Miller MR, Bereholtz SM, Sexton JB, Marstellar JA, Morlock LL, Wu AW. Creating a Public-Private Partnership to Mitigate Health Care Hazards: Learning from the Commercial Aviation Safety Team. Health Affairs. 2009; 28(3)w479-89.
- Patient safety; ICU care; quality health care; and evidence-based medicine
1992-present Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
1992-present Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
1994-present Member, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologist
1996-present Member, American Medical Association
1997-present Member, Association for Health Services Research
2002-present Member, Association of University Anesthesiologists