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Edbert Brian Hsu, M.D., M.P.H.

Director of Training, Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Director of Training, Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
  • Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5107

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5107


Emergency Medicine


Dr. Hsu joined the department faculty after completing an International EM fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Combining his international health background with a special interest in disaster medicine, he has worked on emergency medicine program development and disaster preparedness around the world.

Currently, he serves on the leadership group of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and is a co-investigator with the DHS Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hsu has completed military training in the management of chemical and biological casualties and has extensive experience in the planning and evaluation of disaster drills. In recent years, he has been interested in the topic of mass gatherings and crowd disasters.

As a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) and principle investigator on several federally funded projects, he has lectured widely on various emergency and disaster related topics. Dr. Hsu has served as an Associate Editor for the AMA Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / MD; Medicine (1997)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Emergency Medicine (2000)


    • American Board of Emergency Medicine / Emergency Medicine (2002, 2012)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Hamid KS, Nwachukwu BU, Hsu E, Edgerton CA, Hobson DR, Lang JE. Orthopedic resident work-shift analysis: are we making the best use of resident work hours? J Surg Educ. 2014 Mar-Apr;71(2):216-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.07.006. Epub 2013 Aug 7. PMID: 24602713 [PubMed - in process]
    2. Hsu E, Lin D, Evans SJ, Hamid KS, Frick KD, Yang T, Pronovost PJ, Pham JC. Doing well by doing good: assessing the cost savings of an intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in a Hawaii hospital. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jan-Feb;29(1):13-9. doi: 10.1177/1062860613486173. Epub 2013 May 7. PMID: 23652336 [PubMed - in process]
    3. Hsu E, Atanelov L, Plunkett AR, Chai N, Chen Y, Cohen SP. Epidural lysis of adhesions for failed back surgery and spinal stenosis: factors associated with treatment outcome. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jan;118(1):215-24. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000042. PMID: 24356168
    4. Cates AL, Arnold BW, Cooper GP, Yeager V, Stake J, Ali M, Calderone RC, Wilkinson J, Hsu E, Parrillo S, Piper S, Subbarao I. Impact of dual-polarization radar technology and Twitter on the Hattiesburg, Mississippi tornado. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013 Dec;7(6):585-92. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2013.113. PMID: 24444131 [PubMed - in process]
    5. Hsu EB, Li Y, Bayram JD, Levinson D, Yang S, Monahan C. State of virtual reality based disaster preparedness and response training. PLoS Curr. 2013 Apr 24;5. pii: ecurrents.dis.1ea2b2e71237d5337fa53982a38b2aff. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.1ea2b2e71237d5337fa53982a38b2aff. PMID: 23653102
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