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Current Title: Professor, Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care Medicine; Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.
Education: B.A., molecular biology, Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts; M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She completed her internship and residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins. She holds a Faculty Advanced Training Specialty Certificate in gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Lipsett is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and recently completed her most recent degree, an M.H.P.E., in Medical Education from the University of Illinois Chicago, focusing on “Generalizability Theory and Qualitative Analysis to Reduce Variance in Multisource Feedback to Residents.”
Current Educational Administrative Positions and Educational Focus: Dr. Lipsett is the Program Director of General Surgery and the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and is the Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units. Dr. Lipsett is the Chair of the Student Assessment and Program Evaluation Committee, JHUSOM, and has also focused recent research on educational projects including assessment and program evaluation. She is also a managing board member of the Institute of Educational Excellence (IEE), JHUSOM.
Educational Recognition: She has been the recipient of several educationally based awards including the George J. Stuart Award (1994, 1999), The Johns Hopkins Professor’s Award, and a Certificate of Appreciation from the School of Nursing. Dr. Lipsett is currently the president for the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Surgical Infection Society.
Research Focus: As an intensivist for over 20 years, Dr. Lipsett has played an integral role in several clinical trials and government supported grants as well as non funded studies of scientific interest. Her scientific interests include phase II, III trials of agents for critically ill patients including sepsis, prevention and management of nosocomial infection, the perioperative management of the critically ill surgical patient, antibiotic management, hand hygiene, outcomes, cost effectiveness and quality of life in the critically ill. Her educational research has focused on assessment and program evaluation.
Personal: Dr. Lipsett was born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts and is a die-hard Red Sox fan. She lives with her two “kids”, Bailey and Hunter, a Blenheim and Ruby, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.