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Theresa Lynn Hartsell, MD PhD

Faculty Leader, Vivien Thomas Academic/Advisory College
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Female
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Titles

  • Faculty Leader, Vivien Thomas Academic/Advisory College
  • Core Faculty, Colleges Advisory/ Clinical Skills Program
  • Co-Director, Weinberg Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Director, Multidisciplinary Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  • Director, Adult Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Anesthesiology; Critical care medicine

Biography

Dr. Theresa L. Hartsell is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Nursing.

A surgical anesthesiologist and critical care medicine specialist, she serves as the medical co-director of the Weinberg Surgical Intensive Care Unit. She currently serves as director of the Adult Critical Care Fellowship Program, a core faculty member of the school’s Colleges Advisory Program (Clinical Skills) and the faculty leader of the program’s Vivian T. Thomas College.

Since joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2002, Dr. Hartsell has been very active in medical and nursing education—teaching scores of courses related to her specialties and leading workshops and seminars.

Dr. Hartsell holds a bachelor’s degree (honors) in chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University. She earned both her medical and doctoral (medical pharmacology) degrees at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine through the Johns Hopkins/Sinai Hospital Program. She then completed an anesthesiology residency—serving as chief resident in her final year—and a critical care medicine fellowship, both at Johns Hopkins.

She serves as a reviewer for publications that include Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Critical Care, Anesthesiology and Yonsei Medical Journal. She also is a member of the School of Medicine’s Continuing Medical Education Advisory Board, Student Outcomes Research Database Advisory Board and Graduate Medical Education Committee. Dr. Hartsell is American Board of Anesthesiology certified, with special qualification in critical care medicine.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Association of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Program Directors, 2009 - present

Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (previously American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists), 2007 - present

Baltimore-Washington Critical Care Society, 2006 - present

Maryland Medical and Chirurgical Association, 2005 - present

Society for Education in Anesthesia, 2003 - present

Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, 2002 - present

Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2001 - present

American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1998 - present

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pittsburgh PA) (1997)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2001)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2002)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Berenholtz SM, Hartsell TL, Pronovost PJ. “Learning from defects to enhance morbidity and mortality conferences.” Am J Med Qual. 2009 May-Jun;24(3):192-5. doi: 10.1177/1062860609332370. Epub 2009 Mar 3.
    2. Hartsell T, Long D, Kirsch JR. “The efficacy of postoperative ondansetron (Zofran) orally disintegrating tablets for preventing nausea and vomiting after acoustic neuroma surgery.” Anesth Analg. 2005 Nov;101(5):1492-6.
    3. Srinivasan A, Wolfenden LL, Song X, Mackie K, Hartsell TL, Jones HD, Diette GB, Orens JB, Yung RC, Ross TL, Merz W, Scheel PJ, Haponik EF, Perl TM. “An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections associated with flexible bronchoscopes.” N Engl J Med. 2003 Jan 16;348(3):221-7.
    4. Hartsell TL, Hinman LM, Hamann PR, Schor NF. “Determinants of the response of neuroblastoma cells to DNA damage: the roles of pre-treatment cell morphology and chemical nature of the damage.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1996 May;277(2):1158-66.
    5. Hartsell TL, Yalowich JC, Ritke MK, Martinez AJ, Schor NF. “Induction of apoptosis in murine and human neuroblastoma cell lines by the enediyne natural product neocarzinostatin.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1995 Oct;275(1):479-85.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Best Abstract Award (Administration) 40th Annual Critical Care Congress, 2011

    Outstanding Dedication to Teaching Award, Adult Critical Care Fellowship Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2002

    Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2000 - 2001

    Bart Chernow/American Board of Internal Medicine Award for Professionalism and Humanism, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 1998

    Outstanding Intern of the Year, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, 1998

    Elizabeth Safar Memorial Award for Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1997

    Eli Goldstein, M.D. Award for Scholastic Performance, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1997

    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1995 - present

    Professional Activities

    Adult Current Concepts in Critical Care Course Planning Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2012 - present

    Post-Graduate and Fellowship Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2012 - present

    Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2012 - present

    Board Member, AASPD/SOCCA Critical Care Fellowship Directors’ Association, 2011 - present

    Annual Meeting Abstract Selection Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2011 - present

    Board Member, Anesthesiology Section, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2010 - 2012

    Undergraduate Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2008 - 2012

    Chair, Fellowship Directors Section, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, 2008 - 2011

    Communications Committee, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, 2007 - 2008

    Annual Meeting Abstract Selection Committee, Society for Education in Anesthesia, 2007 - present

    Research in Education Committee, Society for Education in Anesthesia, 2005 - present

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer Room 291
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-9080
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9080
    Fax: 410-955-8978
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

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