Sean M. Berenholtz, MD, MHS, FCCM is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine (Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Surgery) and Bloomberg School of Public Health (Department of Health Policy and Management). He earned his Master’s degree in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
His research interests include applying clinical research methods to improve quality of care in the intensive care unit. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Berenholtz is a practicing anesthesiologist, critical care specialist, Medical Director of Perioperative Safety for the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Director of Performance Improvement for the adult general and surgical oncology intensive care units, and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University Quality and Safety Research Group (www.safercare.net)
The author of more than 70 articles and chapters in the fields of patient safety, ICU care, evidence-based medicine, and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts, Dr. Berenholtz was as co-investigator for a successful statewide collaborative to improve teamwork, communication, and reduce hospital acquired infections in more than 100 Michigan ICUs.
He currently serves as a co-investigator on an AHRQ funded project, ON THE CUSP:STOP BSI, to disseminate the successful Michigan program to improve culture and eliminate central line associated blood stream infections in 50 states.