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Johns Hopkins Medicine International Leadership Team

John Ulatowski, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Vice President and Executive Medical Director

John Ulatowski, Johns Hopkins Medicine International staff member

Dr. Ulatowski is vice president and executive medical director of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) and professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading investigators into the regulatory mechanisms of cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain.

A new area of emphasis for Dr. Ulatowski within international is that of health service research, specifically toward the design of safer systems inside of high-acuity health care environments. This work stems from his experience as an anesthesiologist and intensive care physician but now encompasses entire health systems. He is intent on developing the next generation of physician leaders, who will draw from their own clinical experiences and go further by learning another dimension of health care delivery using information technology and analytical business tools to improve outcomes (medical, financial, human resource performance and patient satisfaction). He is striking out on new ground to outfit clinician leaders with culturally sensitive knowledge for the global health care business environment.

Dr. Ulatowski has held a number of leadership positions at Johns Hopkins in clinical and medical education areas. He is the former Mark C. Rogers Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, director of the department and anesthesiologist-in-chief for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Under his oversight, the department emerged as an institutional leader in patient safety, culminating in the founding of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Dr. Ulatowski earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Niagara University, a master’s degree in natural sciences and a doctoral degree in cell physiology from the Roswell Park Graduate Division of the University at Buffalo and a medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Maryland. While completing his neurology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, he began a second residency in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins and followed this with combined fellowships in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care.