Skip Navigation
Find a Doctor
 
 
 
 

 

Photo of Dr. Athir Morad

Athir Hamid Morad, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Male
Appointment Phone

410-955-6353

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

View All Locations
Out-of-State & International Patients +
Out of State Patients

Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

Learn more about our out-of-state patient services »

International Patients

Call +1-410-502-0773 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

Learn more about our international patient services »

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Technology Expertise

Anesthesiology

Biography

Dr. Athif Morad is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Morad was a Howard Hughes undergraduate research scholar at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health. He earned his M.D. from the University of Virginia and completed residencies in anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He performed a fellowship in neurocritical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Morad joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008.

His research focuses on the perioperative management of pain for patients undergoing neurosurgery. He has completed two randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of patient controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients following craniotomy. Current research interests include studying the safety of opioid administration following craniotomy using end-tidal CO2 detection. He is also collaborating on a project investigating the efficacy of transcortical magnetic stimulation (TMS) on postoperative pain following spine surgery.

Dr. Morad also has an interest in resident education. He created the department’s current ACGME-compliant Neuroanesthesia curriculum and has earned a Teacher of the Year award as recognition for his efforts in the area of education.

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Kurdish
  • Spanish

Memberships

Society for Critical Care Medicine, 2008 - present

Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, 2007 - present

American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003 - present

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • University of Virginia School of Medicine (Charlottesville VA) (2003)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (Baltimore MD) (2007)
    • Inova Fairfax Hospital / Medicine (Falls Church VA) (2004)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2008)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2008)
    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Morad’s research focuses on the perioperative management of pain for patients undergoing neurosurgery. He has completed two randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients following craniotomy.

    Currently, he is studying the safety of opioid administration following craniotomy using end-tidal CO2 detection. He is also collaborating on a project investigating the efficacy of transcortical magnetic stimulation (TMS) on postoperative pain following spine surgery.

    Selected Publications

    1. Maxwell LG, Buckley GM, Kudchadkar SR, Ely E, Stebbins EL, Dube C, Morad A, Justaniah EA, Sethna NF, Yaster M. “Pain management following major intracranial surgery in pediatric patients: A prospective cohort study in three academic children’s hospitals.” Paediatr Anaesth. 2014.
    2. Pandian V, Miller CR, Schiavi AJ, Yarmus L, Contractor A, Haut ER, Feller-Kopman DJ, Mirski MA, Morad A, Carey JP, Hillel At, Maragos CS, Bhatti NI. Laryngoscope. 2014.
    3. Shay JE, Kattail D, Morad A, Yaster M. “The postoperative management of pain from intracranial surgery in pediatric neurosurgical patients.” Paediatr Anaesth. 2014.
    4. Yarmus L, Pandian V, Gilbert C, Schiavi A, Haider A, Chi A, Morad A, Miller C, Efron D, Stevens K, Gangidi S, Vaswani R, Haut E, Mirski M, Bhatti N, Feller-Kopman D. “Safety and efficiency of interventional pulmonologists performing percutaneous tracheostomy.” Respiration. 2012; 84(2):123-7.
    5. Pandian V, Miller CR, Mirski MA, Schiavi AJ, Morad AH, Vaswani RS, Kalmar CL, Feller-Kopman DJ, Haut ER, Yarmus LB, Bhatti NI. “Multidisciplinary Team Approach in the Management of Tracheostomy Patients.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jun 5.

    Clinical Trials

    Safety Study of Analgesia After Craniotomy Surgery With End Tidal CO2 Monitoring

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    CA1 Teacher of the Year for outstanding intra-operative teaching and clinical mentorship, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010

    Georgetown University Department of Biology Chapman Medal, Awarded to the best senior thesis in the class, 1999

    Georgetown University Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Scholar, 1995 - 1999

    Induction into Sigma Xi The National Scientific Research Honor Society, 1999

    The Congressional Award (Gold Medal), Youth leadership award presented by the United States Congress, 1998

    Professional Activities

    Member of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Admissions Committee, 2014 - present

    Assistant Residency Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2010 - 2013

  • Videos & Media +
  • Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer Room 8-140
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-2611
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6353
    Location Map
    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-6353
    Location Map

    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Is This You? Edit Profile

 
 
 
 

© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer