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Ivor D Berkowitz, MD

Clinical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

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Titles

  • Clinical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Director, Pediatric ECMO Service
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Anesthesia implications of dwarfism; Cerebrocirculatory derangements in meningitis; Brain death; End-of-life communications skills to enhance organ donation; Rehabilitation of ICU patients

Biography

Dr. Ivor D. Berkowitz is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology.

Dr. Berkowitz serves as the clinical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and director of the Pediatric ECMO Service at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

He earned his M.B.B.Ch. from University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins. He performed a fellowship in pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Berkowitz's research interests include the anesthesia implications of dwarfism and cerebrocirculatory derangements in meningitis.

He has been invited to speak on various topics in pediatric critical care medicine throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and the Far East, and has written several publications in his field of expertise. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiology

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Pulse Beat Medical School (Johannesburg (T) 200 ) (1970)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (1984)
    • University of Colorado School of Medicine / Pediatrics (Denver CO) (1978)
    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Pathology (Boston MA) (1974)

    Fellowships

    • University of Rochester / Infectious Diseases (Rochester NY) (1980)
    • Tufts University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (Boston MA) (1975)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2010)
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1986)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1980)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Berkowitz’s research focuses on pediatric critical care medicine. His special interests include the anesthetic and perioperative complications of patients with dwarfing syndromes and the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular dysfunction in bacterial meningitis.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Kudchadkar SR, Hamrick JT, Mai CL, Berkowitz I, Tunkel D. “The heat is on... thermal epiglottitis as a late presentation of airway steam injury.” J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;46(2):e43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.08.033. Epub 2013 Oct 7.
    2. Bembea MM, Annich G, Rycus P, Oldenburg G, Berkowitz I, Pronovost P. “Variability in anticoagulation management of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an international survey.” Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb;14(2):e77-84. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31827127e4.
    3. Nakagawa TA, Rigby MR, Bratton S, Shemie S, Ajizian SJ, Berkowitz I, Bowens CD, Cosio CC, Curley MA, Dhanani S, Dobyns E, Easterling L, Fortenberry JD, Helfaer MA, Kolovos NS, Koogler T, Lebovitz DJ, Michelson K, Morrison W, Naim MY, Needle J, Nelson B, Rotta AT, Rowin ME, Serrao K, Shore PM, Smith S, Thompson AE, Vohra A, Weise K. “A call for full public disclosure for donation after circulatory determination of death in children.” Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 May;12(3):375-7; author reply 377-8. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e31820ac30c.
    4. Lockman JL, Heitmiller ES, Ascenzi JA, Berkowitz I. “Scrub the hub! Catheter needleless port decontamination.” Anesthesiology. 2011 Apr;114(4):958. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3182054bd1.
    5. Yang CP, Veltri MA, Anton B, Yaster M, Berkowitz ID. “Food and Drug Administration approval for medications used in the pediatric intensive care unit: a continuing conundrum.” Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Sep;12(5):e195-9. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181fe25b9.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
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  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Palliative and Hospice Care for Dying Children,” PBS, September 7, 2001 

  • Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2393
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-2393
    Fax: 410-614-2911
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine

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