Dr. Corina Noje is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Noje is a pediatric critical care clinician, educator, and program builder with expertise in pediatric critical care transport medicine. Dr. Noje came to Johns Hopkins in 2009 for her pediatric critical care fellowship and then joined the PICU faculty in July of 2012. In January 2014, she became Medical Director for Johns Hopkins Pediatric Transport (JHPT).
Dr. Noje is interested in patient transport because of its diverse and versatile nature, as well as its high impact on patient outcomes. Evidence suggests that optimal care during the early acute illness is critical to long-term outcome. Therefore, delivering state-of-the-art care during transport can save precious time. The JHPT service receives requests from more than 60 centers in Maryland and neighboring states, as well as from facilities outside of the United States. They also coordinate pediatric transport out of Johns Hopkins. Her team must triage the patients, determine the mode of transportation (ambulance, helicopter, or airplane), and manage care while on the move, often with advanced modes of ventilation, ongoing hemodynamic and neurologic resuscitation, and even ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support. Her team also works to make palliative critical care transport feasible, thus enabling terminally ill children to spend their end of life at home with family. Critical care transport allows such patients to be transported home while still receiving artificial ventilation, hemodynamic support, and nutrition.
Dr. Noje’s work focuses on expanding the JHPT service as well as optimizing transport triage and clinical management of the critically ill child in transport. Her interests include transport-specific clinical protocol development, use of telemedicine, pediatric in-transport resuscitation, optimal disposition of children transported with brain injury, pediatric palliative care transport program development, and staff/patient safety during interfacility pediatric ambulance transport. Her transport work contributed to consistent growth of the JHPT program, which received statewide recognition for delivering the highest quality, compassionate care to our region’s sickest children and was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Program of the Year Star of Life Award by MIEMSS.
Dr. Noje’s transport expertise is recognized through publications on the transport of critically ill children, transport chapters in pediatric textbooks, requests to peer-review transport manuscripts in pediatric journals, and invitations to speak about her program and help organize national conferences on the topic of pediatric transport medicine. She is very involved with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Transport Medicine, and was recently appointed its Membership Chair.
Dr. Noje finds her work very rewarding because she is able to help the community, parents, and children by bringing patients to the place of definitive care and delivering excellent pediatric care both in transport and in the PICU. Moreover, she knows that the teams of transport paramedics and EMTs, respiratory therapists, PICU nurses, fellows, and attending physicians with whom she works spare nothing to provide the best care possible. In her free time, Dr. Noje enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, decorating, and listening to opera and classical music.
Dr. Noje finished medical school in Bucharest, Romania, in 2005 at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila". She then carried out her pediatric residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York from 2006 to 2009 and her pediatric critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins from 2009 to 2012.