Pediatric advanced life support training; Quality Improvement in Anesthesiology; Blood wastage reduction; Pediatric adverse event analysis; Obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric patients; Quality improvement in healthcare; Patient safety research
Dr. Eugenie Heitmiller is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesia.
Dr. Heitmiller is the vice chair for clinical affairs for the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, the medical director of the Pediatric Preoperative and Postanesthesia Unit, the deputy director of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia, a physician advisor for quality assurance and the director of performance improvement.
She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Georgetown University. She earned her M.D. from Georgetown University Medical School. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a residency in anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and performed a fellowship in pediatric and cardiac anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Heitmiller joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1984.
Dr. Heitmiller's research interests include the use of a continuous, noninvasive hemoglobin monitor; transfusion practices of pediatric anesthesiologists and potential sources of transfusion errors; and infection control practices in the operating room, including hand hygiene and antibiotic prophylaxis.
She is the chair of the Quality Improvement and Safety Committee for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, a founding member and secretary of “Wake Up Safe,” and the co-chair of the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. She was recognized by Baltimore Magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Pediatric Anesthesia.” She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesia, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society, of which she is a founding charter member.