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Robert Stevens, M.D.

Robert David Stevens, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Specializes in: Children (1-11 years), Geriatrics (55+ years), Adults (18+ years), Adolescents (12-18 years)

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Languages: English, French

Expertise: Critical Care Medicine, Epilepsy, Neurological Critical Care, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury; Stroke; Brain Mapping; Consciousness disorders

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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600 N. Wolfe Street
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Phone: 410-955-7481
Fax: 410-614-7903

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Appointment Phone: 410-550-0942

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0942
Fax: 410-550-0443

Background

 Dr Robert Stevens is a fellowship-trained, board-certified specialist in critical care medicine, neurocritical care, and anesthesiology. He serves as an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with appointments in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology. His areas of clinical expertise include critical care medicine, trauma and traumatic brain injury, neurological critical care, surgical intensive care, neurology, neurosurgery, cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, epilepsy, and neuroimaging

Dr Stevens has received postdoctoral research training in molecular neurobiology, cellular electrophysiology, advanced magnetic resonance imaging, and brain mapping. He holds faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering and the FM Kirby Center for Functional Neuroimaging. Dr Stevens’ group investigates biomarkers of neural injury and repair following insults such as trauma, stroke, anoxia and sepsis, with a fundamental goal of identifying transformative interventions to promote neurologic recovery. He is the principal investigator of the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) project, an international consortium which is analyzing the brain connectome in patients recovering from brain injury. Other projects explore molecular and cellular aspects of recovery in experimental brain injury, including genetic determinants, neuro-immunological responses, neural plasticity, and cellular regeneration. 

 

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Faculte de Medicine Universite de Geneve (1992)

Residencies

  • University of Geneva / Anesthesiology (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2012)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Stevens’ research centers on quantitative approaches to injury and repair within the central nervous system.  Ongoing projects deploy quantitative approaches to model and predict recovery of consciousness and cognitive function in patients who have experienced acute neurologic insults. Dr. Stevens is the principal investigator of the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) project, a multi-site, prospective observational cohort study of patients with severe brain injury who are serially evaluated with MRI and detailed cognitive phenotype analysis.  

Lab Website: Institute for Computational Medicine

Clinical Trial Keywords

Traumatic brain injury, concussions, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, delirium

Selected Publications

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Stevens RD, Dowdy DW, Michaels RK, Mendez-Tellez PA, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Neuromuscular Dysfunction Acquired in Critical Illness. A Systematic Review. Intensive Care Med 2007;33:1876-91

Schneider EB, Sur S, Raymont V, Duckworth J, Kowalski R, Efron DT, Hui X, Selvarajah S, Hambridge HL, Stevens RD. Functional recovery after moderate/severe traumatic brain injury: a role for cognitive reserve? Neurology 2014; 82:1636-42

Hinson H, Puybasset L, Weiss N, Perlbarg V, Benali H, Galanaud D, Lasarev M, Stevens RD, for the Neuro Imaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) Consortium. Neuroanatomical basis of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity: a diffusion tensor imaging analysis. Brain Injury 2015;29:455-61

Hannawi Y, Lindquist MA, Caffo BS, Sair HI, and Stevens RD. Resting brain activity in humans with consciousness disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology 2015;84:1272-1280

Salluh JIF, Wang H, Schneider E, Nagarajan N, Yenokyan G, Damluji A, Serafim RB, Stevens RD. The Outcome of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Br Med J. 2015;350:h2538

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering

FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging 

Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine 

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Leadership Development Program, Johns Hopkins Medicine , 2011
  • Educational Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine Curriculum, 2007
  • Member of the Faculty 1000 Medicine, 2007

Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Heart Association Council on Stroke, 2002
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists, 2010
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Neurosciences, 2005
  • Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
  • Society for Neuroscience, 2008
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2002
  • The Neurocritical Care Society, 2004

Professional Activities

  • Chair, the Society for Critical Care Medicine
    Research Section
  • Editorial board, Frontiers in Neurology, 2011
  • Editorial Board, Critical Care Medicine, 2015
  • Editorial Board, Neurocritical Care, 2015
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Critical Care, 2015
  • Editorial board, Annals of Intensive, 2011
  • Grant reviewer, Society of Critical Care Medicine Vision Grant, 2013
  • Grant reviewer, Institut Pasteur and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 2012
  • Grant reviewer, Institut Pasteur and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 2010
  • Grant reviewer, ESICM ECCRN/Industry Research, 2010
  • Guest editor, Critical Care Clinics, 2008
  • Guest editor, Neurologic Clinics, 2008
  • Guest editor, Critical Care Clinics, 2007

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Women Athletes Have More Concussions Than Men, New Study Shows, New York Times (02/27/2015)

High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion, US News & World Report (12/01/2014)

Giving the hazards of football a closer look, Chicago Sun-Times, August 2013

Player's text: Send my brain to NFL research bank, CNN, Feb. 2011

Recovery from traumatic brain injury a long, uncertain road, The Baltimore Sun, January 2011

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