Dr. Ivor Berkowitz is a Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology/ Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric critical care and pediatric bioethics.
Dr. Berkowitz received his BSc and MBBCh degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed residencies in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center and in anesthesia at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and fellowships in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center and in pediatric critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He then joined the faculty of the Dept of Anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He graduated with an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Care School of Business in 2008 and was recently appointed as affiliate faculty in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
Over the past several decades, Dr. Berkowitz has assumed leadership positions as the Director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Transport Program, the Pediatric ECMO Program and the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Berkowitz’s research interests are wide and include the anesthetic implications of dwarfism, the pathophysiology of the intracranial vault in acute bacterial meningitis in children and a broad range of bioethical issues in children with critical illness especially issues relating to brain death and disorders of consciousness.