Hope and Care for Patients with COVID-19 Through Point-of-Care Ultrasound
Brian Garibaldi is associate professor of medicine and physiology in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, where he attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). He is medical director of The Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU), a federally funded special pathogens treatment center. The BCU was one of the first units to care for COVID-19 patients in Maryland. When the President of the United States became ill with COVID-19 in October 2020, Brian served as a member of his care team at Walter Reed Medical Center and the White House. Brian directs the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for COVID-19, which is dedicated to understanding the pathobiology of COVID-19 and the impact of therapeutics on disease outcome.
Brian is an associate program director of the Osler Medical Residency Program, where he leads bedside clinical skills training and assessment. In 2017, he co-founded and became the first president of the Society of Bedside Medicine, an organization devoted to education, innovation and research on the role of the clinical encounter in 21st century medicine. He currently leads a multicenter team exploring the factors that impact graduate medical resident clinical skills and professional fulfillment as part of the American Medical Association’s Reimagining Residency Initiative. Brian was the inaugural recipient of the Jeremiah A. Barondess fellowship in the clinical transaction from the New York Academy of Medicine and the ACGME in 2016. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Garibaldi grew up in New York City and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in biological anthropology. Before earning his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he spent a year studying flamenco and classical guitar in Spain as part of the John Finley Fellowship from Harvard College. He completed his internal medicine residency as well as pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He also served as chief resident from 2008-2009.