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Lewis Hartley Romer, MD

Co-Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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410-955-6412

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Titles

  • Co-Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Cell Biology
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

  • Cell Dynamics, Center for
  • Children's Center
  • Global Health Faculty, Center for

Expertise

Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Responses of vascular systems to disease and injury; Endothelial cell adhesion; Cytoskeletal biology

Biography

Dr. Lewis H. Romer is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, cell biology, biomedical engineering and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine.

Dr. Romer received his undergraduate degree in premedical studies and his medical degree from Dartmouth College. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine/Primary Children’s Hospital and an elective residency in the pediatric intensive care unit at The Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto. Dr. Romer performed a fellowship in pediatric critical care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a research fellowship in the cardiovascular-pulmonary division of the department of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wistar Institute.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins faculty in 2000, Dr. Romer was a clinician at North Carolina Children’s Hospital, where he served as a the director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the division director of Pediatric Critical Care, and the director of the Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

His research interests include responses of vascular systems to disease and injury.

Dr. Romer is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Cell Biology. He works as a grant reviewer for the Basic Cell and Molecular Biology Section of the American Heart Association, the National Science Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, among others.

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

Society of Critical Care Medicine

American Society of Cell Biology

Association of University Anesthesiologists

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Dartmouth Medical School - Registrar's Office 7090 (Lebanon NH ) (1981)

    Residencies

    • The University of Utah / Pediatrics (Salt Lake City UT ) (1984)

    Fellowships

    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA ) (1990)
    • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Philadelphia PA ) (1989)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1985)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Romer is a vascular biologist. His research focuses on responses of vascular systems to disease and injury. He has been working with a team of scientists to discover new therapies for treating cardiovascular disease that could be used in conjunction with statins and exercise.

    Selected Publications

    1. Pandey D, Bhunia A, Oh YJ, Chang F1, Bergman Y, Kim JH, Serbo J, Boronina TN, Cole RN, Van Eyk J, Remaley AT, Berkowitz DE1, Romer LH. “OxLDL triggers retrograde translocation of arginase2 in aortic endothelial cells via ROCK and mitochondrial processing peptidase.” Circ Res. 2014 Aug 1;115(4):450-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.115.304262. Epub 2014 Jun 5.
    2. Pandey D, Sikka G, Bergman Y, Kim JH, Ryoo S, Romer L, Berkowitz D. “Transcriptional regulation of endothelial arginase 2 by histone deacetylase 2.” Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Jul;34(7):1556-66. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303685. Epub 2014 May 15.
    3. Benjamin Kim Kiat Teo, Sum Thai Wong, Choon Kiat Lim, Terrence Y S Kung, Chong Hao Yap, Yamini Ramagopal, Lewis H Romer, Evelyn K F Yim. “Nanotopography modulates mechanotransduction of stem cells and induces differentiation through focal adhesion kinase.” ACS Nano. 2013 Jun 24;7(6):4785-98. Epub 2013 May 24.
    4. Collaco JM, Romer LH, Stuart BD, Coulson JD, Everett AD, Lawson EE, Brenner JI, Brown AT, Nies MK, Sekar P, Nogee LM, McGrath-Morrow SA. “Frontiers in pulmonary hypertension in infants and children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.” Pediatr Pulmonol. 2012 Nov;47(11):1042-53. doi: 10.1002/ppul.22609. Epub 2012 Jul 6.
    5. Chang F, Lemmon C, Lietha D, Eck M, Romer L. “Tyrosine phosphorylation of Rac1: a role in regulation of cell spreading.” PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28587.

    Lab

    Dr. Lew Romer's Lab

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  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Senior International Fellowship, NIH Fogarty International Center, 1999 - 2002

    Michael Visiting Professorship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1999

    Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 1998 - 2001

    Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship Award, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1995

    Davis Award, American Lung Association, North Carolina Chapter, 1994

    University of North Carolina nominee for competition for Pew Scholars Program, 1992

    Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina, 1991

    Ciba Award for Community Service, Dartmouth Medical School, 1981

    Alpha Omega Alpha, Dartmouth Medical School, 1981

    Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1977

    Summa Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, 1977

    Senior Fellowship for research and thesis work in medieval studies, Dartmouth College, 1976 - 1977

    Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College, 1974 - 1977

    Professional Activities

    Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

    Subspecialty Board, Critical Care Medicine renewal, American Board of Pediatrics

    Grant reviewer, Basic Cell and Molecular Biology Section, Mid-Atlantic Region, American Heart Association, 2005 - present

    Pediatric Trauma Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004 - present

    Pediatric Burn Center Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2004 - present

    Parental Authority Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003 - present

    Pediatric Nutrition Advisory Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003 - present

    Grant reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2000 - present

    Grant reviewer, The Wellcome Trust, London, UK, 1999 - present

    Grant reviewer, Jeffress Memorial Trust and the Virginia Academy of Science, 1998 - present

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-6412
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6412
    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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