Asad Latif, M.B.B.S., M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu


Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery more

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Dr. Asad Latif is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Dr. Latif is also a core faculty member in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

A graduate of the Aga Khan University Medical College, he did his internship in general surgery from the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, and completed a Residency in Anaesthesiology, starting at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and finishing from the State University of New York at Downstate, Brooklyn, New York in 2007. He then did a Fellowship in Adult Critical Care Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Latif joined the faculty at the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins in 2008, and subsequently obtained a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012, focusing on Health Systems and International Health.

Dr. Latif’s research interests lie in patient safety and quality improvement, with an emphasis on global surgical care, preventing hospital-acquired infections, improving patient outcomes and communication, and health system strengthening, particularly in developing countries. He has led projects in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia looking at implementing a comprehensive patient safety oriented approach to evaluate and address infections in their intensive care units. He is also part of the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care, focusing on promoting surgical care as part of the global development agenda, and leading their efforts on developing a global perioperative data platform. Other research interests include evaluation and prevention of healthcare errors, the utility of telemedicine in intensive care units, and the implementation of communication tools and techniques to improve the care of obstetric emergencies. Working with the Gates Foundation and the Dawood Fund, he is leading a recent project looking to improve national capacity in Pakistan to care for critically ill patients with COVID-19 through a multifaceted approach involving infrastructure assessment, training, and teleconsultation. more



  • MBBS; Aga Khan Medical College Aga Khan University (2001)


  • Anesthesiology; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2005)
  • Anesthesiology; SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine (2007)


  • Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (2008)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine) (2008)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Khalil MS, Latif A, Ashraf MN, Atiq MMA, Zafar H, Haider AH, Samad L. Assessment of Trauma Capacity in Karachi, Pakistan: Toward an Integrated Trauma Care System. World J Surg. 2021 Oct; 45(10): 3007-3015

Johnson J, Latif A, Randive B, Kadam A, Rajput U, Kinkar A, Malshe N, Lalwani S, Parikh TB, Vaidya U, Malwade S, Agarkhedkar S, Curless MS, Coffin SE, Smith RM, Westercamp M, Colantuoni E, Robinson ML, Mave V, Gupta A, Manabe YC, Milstone AM. Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program to Improve Infection Prevention and Control Practices in Four Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India. Front Pediatr. 2022 Jan 6; 9:794637

Ashraf MN, Khalil MS, Akhtar A, Samad L, Latif A. Maximising access to timely trauma care across population of Karachi and its districts: a geospatial approach to develop a trauma care network. BMJ Open. 2022 Apr 5;12(4):e051725

Khan MA, Shahbaz H, Noorali AA, Ehsan AN, Zaki M, Asghar F, Hassan MM, Arshad HM, Sohaib M, Asghar MA, Khan MF, Sabeen A, Aqeel M, Khan MH, Munir T, Amin SK, Atiq H, Haider AH, Samad Z, Latif A. Disparities in adult critical care resources across Pakistan: findings from a national survey and assessment using a novel scoring system. Crit Care. 2022 Jul 11;26(1):209

Ahmed FA, Asif F, Mubashir A, Aboumatar HJ, Hameed M, Haider A, Latif A. Incorporating Patient Safety and Quality Into the Medical School Curriculum: An Assessment of Student Gains. J Patient Saf. 2022 Sep 1;18(6):637-644

Activities & 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


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
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