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Critical Care Residency for Physician Assistants Faculty


The faculty for the Critical Care Residency for Physician Assistants:


Dr. Ulatowski started his training at Niagara University where he received a B.S. in Biology in 1975.  He continued his education at the State University of New York, where he received his MS in Natural Sciences in 1977, a Ph.D in Physiology in 1980, and his MD in 1984 from State University of New York 1984.  He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Neurology at the University of Maryland Hospital between 1984-1988, and a second residency in Anesthesiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1990.  He completed Fellowships in Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Neuroscience Critical Care Medicine, and was an ACCM Research Fellow between 1988 – 1992. 

Dr. Ulatowski has served as the Associate Director of the Resident Education Program for Anesthesiology/Critical Care, was Co-Director of the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit, and is currently the Director and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief for the Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.  His major research interest is in regulatory mechanisms of cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery to brain under normal and pathological states, and in the development of techniques to measure cerebral blood flow and state of cerebral oxygenation of brain tissue non-invasively using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. Clinical research interests include 1) development and application of non-invasive techniques of monitoring brain function in the ICU (Doppler, EEG, cardiac variability, MR spectroscopy), 2) fluid management in the brain injured patient (mannitol, hypertonic saline), 3) sedation of the brain injured patient, and new techniques and therapies for stroke (thrombolysis, angioplasty, pharmacological neuroprotective agents).

John A. Ulatowski, MD PhD MBA
The Mark C. Rogers Professor
Director, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions



Brad Winters earned a Bachelors in Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1983 before heading to Buffalo, NY where he entered the Medical Scientist training Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, completing his M.D. and Ph.D. in 1992.  He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, followed by a Residency and Fellowship in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Brad has been on faculty at JHH as an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist since 1997, and is Board Certified as both an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Medicine specialist.  He is a clinical Intensivist attending in the Cardiac Surgical, General Surgical and Neurocritical Care Units, and is also a Neuro-Anesthesiologist.

Brad’s research interests have grown over the years, from Microbiology with a focus in microbial molecular pathogenesis, to vascular biology and obesity, pulmonary disease, and currently is focusing on the field of Patient Safety and Quality of Care.  In addition to his role as the medical director for the Post-Graduate Critical Care Residency for Physician Assistants, he is the medical director of the JHH Adult Rapid Response System Program, and Assistant Residency Director and Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine.

Brad Winters, MD PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine; Medical Director , Critical Care PA Residency Program

Dhanjani.gifKam M. Dhanjani is the lead Physician Assistant in the Dept of Anesthesiology/CCM at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC). In addition to her clinical responsibilities as a CCM PA in the Burn ICU, she is in charge of building the CCM Advanced Practice Clinicians service at JHBMC. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1992, completed her PA training in 1994, and a post-graduate PA residency program in Acute/Critical Care Medicine in 2000. Most recently, she received a Graduate Certificate in the Hopkins Business of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Carey Business School, and is currently pursuing an MBA in Medical Services Management.

Kam Dhanjani,  BA  PA-C
Co-Director, Critical Care PA Residency Program


Martha Kennedy is a Nurse Practitioner in Surgical Intensive Care at JHH, where she cares for acute and critically ill surgical patients.  She has been Education Coordinator for the Post-graduate Surgical PA Residency and Program Coordinator for Education for Surgical ICU Advanced Practice since 2006. 

Martha worked in Medical Oncology for over 18 years before joining the Department of Surgery as a Nurse Practitioner in 2002.  She obtained her Bachelors in Nursing from Georgetown University in 1984, as well as a Masters in Nursing (1996) and Ph.D in Nursing (2000) from University of Maryland, Baltimore.   Her research interests have been in the use of pulmonary physiologic parameters for prediction of time on ventilators,  sepsis management in the ICU,  the role and education of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in surgical and critical care, and measures of ICU workload and cognitive burden

Martha M. Kennedy, PhD RN ACNP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Weinberg Intensive Care Unit Co-Director, Critical Care PA Residency Program Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine




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