Dr. Pham is a practicing emergency physician, practicing critical care physician, educator, and patient safety research at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. His cross-training in two clinical disciplines provides a unique perspective on the presentation and progression of patient illness.
It also provides an important bridge for these two areas in the hospital. As a researcher, Dr. Pham has a PhD in clinical investigation.
His area of research involves evaluating the quality and safety of healthcare. Recent publications involve studying ambulance diversion, ED pain management, rapid response teams, error reporting systems, and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.
Current work involves studying ED medication errors, ED quality markers, culture of safety, organizational characteristics and quality, root cause event analysis, and adverse event reporting system analysis.