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Julius Cuong Pham, M.D.

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Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Evaluating the quality and safety of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine


Dr. Pham is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia Critical Care at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He received his doctorate of medicine (MD) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pham did his Emergency Medicine training at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He did his fellowship in Anesthesia Critical Care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Pham received his doctorate of philosophy (PhD) from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Dr. Pham is an international leader in research involving the quality and safety of healthcare. As a co-investigator on the national On The CUSP: STOP-BSI program, Dr. Pham led efforts that reduced thousands of infections and saved millions of healthcare dollars. Recent publications involve studying adverse events, medication errors, adverse event reporting systems, medical device safety, and healthcare-acquired infections. Dr. Pham has been funded to perform research by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), National Library of Medicine (NLM), World Health Organization (WHO), and other private organizations. His research has been featured on the CBS “Early Show” as well as the New York Times.

Dr. Pham provides clinical care both in the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit. This cross training in two clinical disciplines provides a unique perspective on the presentation and progression of patient illness. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Pham provides medical education to fellows, residents, and medical students. more

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  • Education +


    • University of California Los Angeles / MD (2000)


    • Henry Ford Hospital / Emergency Medicine (2003)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (2004)


    • American Board of Emergency Medicine / Emergency Medicine (2005)
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    Research Summary

    Dr. Pham's area of research involves evaluating the quality and safety of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine. Recent publications involve studying ambulance diversion, ED pain management, rapid response teams, and error reporting systems. Current work involves studying ED medication errors, ED quality markers, culture of safety, and the association between information technology, ED staffing, and standardized protocols on quality of care.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Pham JC, Alblaihed L, Cheung DS, Levy F, Hill PM, Kelen GD, Pronovost PJ, Kirsch TD. Measuring patient safety in the emergency department. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Mar-Apr;29(2):99-104. doi: 10.1177/1062860613489846. Epub 2013 May 31. PMID: 23728473 [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. Berenholtz SM, Lubomski LH, Weeks K, Goeschel CA, Marsteller JA, Pham JC, Sawyer MD, Thompson DA, Winters BD, Cosgrove SE, Yang T, Louis TA, Meyer Lucas B, George CT, Watson SR, Albert-Lesher MI, St Andre JR, Combes JR, Bohr D, Hines SC, Battles JB, Pronovost PJ; On the CUSP: Stop BSI program. Eliminating central line-associated bloodstream infections: a national patient safety imperative. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):56-62. doi: 10.1086/674384. Epub 2013 Nov 26. PMID: 24334799 [PubMed - in process]
    4. Pham JC, Frick KD, Pronovost PJ. Why don't we know whether care is safe? Am J Med Qual. 2013 Nov-Dec;28(6):457-63. doi: 10.1177/1062860613479397. Epub 2013 Mar 24. PMID: 23526357 [PubMed - in process]
    5. Donnelly CJ, Zhang PW, Pham JT, Heusler AR, Mistry NA, Vidensky S, Daley EL, Poth EM, Hoover B, Fines DM, Maragakis N, Tienari PJ, Petrucelli L, Traynor BJ, Wang J, Rigo F, Bennett CF, Blackshaw S, Sattler R, Rothstein JD. RNA toxicity from the ALS/FTD C9ORF72 expansion is mitigated by antisense intervention. Neuron. 2013 Oct 16;80(2):415-28. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.10.015. PMID: 24139042
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