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Asad Latif, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
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410-955-9080

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Global Health, Center for

Expertise

Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Research Interests

Patient safety and quality improvement; Evaluation and prevention of healthcare errors; Utility of telemedicine in intensive care units

Biography

Dr. Asad Latif is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and international health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology, critical care medicine, transplant surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Latif is a faculty member in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the Adult Critical Care Fellowship Program in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Traveling around the world while growing up, he attended medical school at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. After starting out in surgery, he completed his residency in anesthesiology with the State University of New York in Brooklyn and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. He has been serving on the Johns Hopkins faculty since completing his clinical training in 2008. He subsequently obtained an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing on health systems and international health.

Dr. Latif's research interests include patient safety and quality improvement, with an emphasis on preventing hospital-acquired infections and improving health systems; the evaluation and prevention of healthcare errors; and the utility of telemedicine in intensive care units.

Dr. Latif was awarded a Faculty Pilot Grant in Global Health from the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health in 2010.

Languages

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi

Memberships

Member, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, 2009

Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2007

Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2005

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Aga Khan Medical College Aga Khan University (Karachi 74800 ) (2001)

    Residencies

    • SUNY Downstate - College of Medicine / Anesthesiology (Brooklyn NY) (2007)
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Anesthesiology (Boston MA) (2005)

    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. Latif’s research interests lie in patient safety and quality improvement. His emphasis is preventing hospital-acquired infections and improving health systems, particularly in developing countries.

    He is currently leading projects in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates that look at implementing a comprehensive patient safety-oriented approach to evaluate and address infections in their intensive care units. He is also working on integrating mobile technologies to improve patient safety in developing country settings.

    Additionally, Dr. Latif works with the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit at the Bloomberg School of Public Health on the evaluation and development of trauma care systems in developing countries. He is leading their efforts in developing a multi-national burn registry across collaborating institutions in the South Asia region, focusing on the accurate assessment of local epidemiology, assessment of existing infrastructure and exploring potential cross-cutting issues.

    Other research interests include the valuation and prevention of healthcare errors and the utility of telemedicine in intensive care units.

    Selected Publications

    1. Kruer RM, Jarrell AS, Latif A. “Reducing medication errors in critical care: a multimodal approach.” Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Sep 1;6:117-26. doi: 10.2147/CPAA.S48530. eCollection 2014. Review.
    2. Latif A, Holzmueller CG, Pronovost PJ. “Evaluating safety initiatives in healthcare.” Curr Anesthesiol Rep. 2014 Jun;4(2):100-106.
    3. Hashmi ZG, Schneider EB, Castillo R, Haut ER, Zafar SN, Cornwell EE 3rd, Mackenzie EJ, Latif A, Haider AH. “Benchmarking trauma centers on mortality alone does not reflect quality of care: implications for pay-for-performance.” J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 May;76(5):1184-91. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000215.
    4. Hashmi ZG, Haider AH, Zafar SN, Kisat M, Moosa A, Siddiqui F, Pardhan A, Latif A, Zafar H. “Hospital-based trauma quality improvement initiatives: first step toward improving trauma outcomes in the developing world.” J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jul;75(1):60-8; discussion 68. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31829880a0.
    5. Kisat M, Villegas CV, Onguti S, Zafar SN, Latif A, Efron DT, Haut ER, Schneider EB, Lipsett PA, Zafar H, Haider AH. “Predictors of sepsis in moderately severely injured patients: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank.” Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Feb;14(1):62-8. doi: 10.1089/sur.2012.009. Epub 2013 Mar 5.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    Faculty Pilot Grant in Global Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, 2010

    Patients’ Choice Award, 2008 - 2011

    Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship Outstanding Dedication to Teaching Award, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2008

    Professional Activities

    Sepsis in Under-resourced Regions Task Force, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2014 - present

    Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Cell Auto-transplantation Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2011 - present

    Composite Tissue Allo-transplantation Group, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2011 - present

    Adult Perioperative Prep and PACU Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2011 - 2013

    Surgical Site Infection Control Initiative, Division of Transplant Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010

    Pain Task Force, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2008 - 2009

  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Patients rarely told about medication errors,” Reuters, January 11, 2013

  • Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Meyer
    297-A
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-2714
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-9080
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    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Critical Care Medicine

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