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Roy G Brower, M.D.

Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Professor of Medicine


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Professor of Medicine



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Suite 9121
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-6292
Fax: 443-683-8336

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Acute Lung Injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Critical Care Medicine , Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Failure

Research Interests

Ventilation-associated lung injury; Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); Clinical and translational research in acute lung injury; Respiratory failure; Acute Lung Injury; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Critical Care Medicine

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / MD; Medicine (1976)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1979)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (1984)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1979)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (1984)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute lung injury

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Kamdar BB, Yang J, King LM, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Brower RG, Collop NA, Needham DM. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Multifaceted Quality Improvement Intervention to Promote Sleep in an ICU. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24270169
    2. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Maidaa M, Bolukbas S, Arnaoutakis GJ, Orens JB, Brower RG, Merlo CA, Hunsicker LG. Donor-recipient size matching and survival after lung transplantation. A cohort study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Oct;10(5):418-25. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201301-008OC. PMID: 23988005
    3. Brower RG. Time to reach a new equilibrium after changes in PEEP in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients. Intensive Care Med. 2013 Nov;39(11):2053-5. No abstract available. PMID: 23958739
    4. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Parekh KR, Arnaoutakis GJ, Orens JB, Brower RG, Shah AS, Hunsicker L, Merlo CA. Lung size mismatch and survival after single and bilateral lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Aug;96(2):457-63. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.04.064. Epub 2013 Jun 26. PMID: 23809729
    5. Hager DN, Dinglas VD, Subhas S, Rowden AM, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Touradji P, Colantuoni E, Reddy DR, Brower RG, Needham DM. Reducing deep sedation and delirium in acute lung injury patients: a quality improvement project. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun;41(6):1435-42. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31827ca949. PMID: 23507716
    6. Prescott HC, Brower RG, Cooke CR, Phillips G, O'Brien JM; Factors associated with elevated plateau pressure in patients with acute lung injury receiving lower tidal volume ventilation. National Institutes of Health Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Investigators. Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):756-64. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182741790. PMID: 23328258
    7. Kamdar BB, King LM, Collop NA, Sakamuri S, Colantuoni E, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Touradji P, Brower RG, Needham DM. The effect of a quality improvement intervention on perceived sleep quality and cognition in a medical ICU. Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):800-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182746442. PMID: 23314584
    8. Dezube R, Arnaoutakis GJ, Reed RM, Bolukbas S, Shah AS, Orens JB, Brower RG, Eberlein M. The effect of lung-size mismatch on mechanical ventilation tidal volumes after bilateral lung transplantation. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Mar;16(3):275-81. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs493. Epub 2012 Dec 12. PMID: 23243035
    9. Miller RR 3rd, Macintyre NR, Hite RD, Truwit JD, Brower RG, Morris AH. Point: should positive end-expiratory pressure in patients with ARDS be set on oxygenation? Yes. Chest. 2012 Jun;141(6):1379-82; discussion 1386-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-0155. No abstract available. PMID: 22670017
    10. Needham DM, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Sevransky JE, Dennison Himmelfarb CR, Desai SV, Shanholtz C, Brower RG, Pronovost PJ. Lung protective mechanical ventilation and two year survival in patients with acute lung injury: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2012 Apr 5;344:e2124. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e2124. PMID: 22491953

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    • American Thoracic Society
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine
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