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Karin Jane Neufeld, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Consultation Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Addiction Psychiatry Services, Adult Psychiatry, Delirium, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychosomatic Medicine, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Research more

Research Interests

Research on the Detection and Treatment of Delirium; Addiction Treatment Research; Study of the epidemiology, measurement, and prevention of delirium in the healthcare setting. more

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Dr. Neufeld is the Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Consultation Service at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  Her areas of clinical and scientific interest include 1) psychosomatic medicine, with a special focus on the measurement, treatment, and prevention of delirium in critically ill populations and in older postoperative patients, and 2) the care and treatment of patients with substance use disorders.  

Dr. Neufeld chairs the Johns Hopkins Delirium Consortium - a multi-discipline and multi-campus collaboration that meets monthly to foster delirium research within the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. She is a Past President of the American Delirium Society, an organization dedicated to the advancement of delirium science.  She continues to serve on the Board of Directors of this organization. As a delirium expert, she has served on the American Geriatrics Society Guideline Panel for the Treatment and Prevention of Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults, and is currently serving on the Society for Critical Care Medicine Expert Panel for the next publication of the Pain, Agitation, Delirium and Early Mobility Guidelines for the Intensive Care Unit. more


  • Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Inpatient Psychiatry Consultation Service, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Manitoba Rady College of Medicine (1986)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Psychiatry) (1993)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Randomized Controlled Trial; Ramelteon; Postoperative Delirium Prevention

Selected Publications

Neufeld KJ, Leoutsakos JM, Oh E, Sieber FE, Chandra A, Ghosh A, Schretlen DJ, Needham DM. Long-Term Outcomes of Older Adults with and Without Delirium Immediately After Recovery from General Anesthesia for Surgery. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Oct;23(10):1067-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 25912784.

Neufeld KJ. Delirium classification by the diagnostic and statistical manual - a moving target. Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Jun;27(6):881-2. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215000502. PubMed PMID: 25921878.

American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults. Postoperative delirium in older adults: best practice statement from the American Geriatrics Society. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Feb;220(2):136-48.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.10.019. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 25535170.

Turnbull AE, Neufeld KJ, Needham DM. Contradictory findings on one-year mortality following ICU delirium. Crit Care. 2015 Jan 30;19:29. doi: 10.1186/s13054-015-0747-6. PubMed PMID: 25887540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4311421.

American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Postoperative Delirium in Older Adults. American Geriatrics Society abstracted clinical practice guideline for postoperative delirium in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jan;63(1):142-50. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13281. Epub 2014 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 25495432.

Kamdar BB, Niessen T, Colantuoni E, King LM, Neufeld KJ, Bienvenu OJ, Rowden AM, Collop NA, Needham DM. Delirium transitions in the medical ICU: exploring the role of sleep quality and other factors. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):135-41. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000610. PubMed PMID: 25230376; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4269569.

Wozniak AW, Colantuoni EJ, Schreiber MP, Neufeld KJ, Needham DM. Corticosteroids and transition to delirium in acute lung injury: multinomial logistic regression analysis accounting for multiple States. Crit Care Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):e23-4. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000641. PubMed PMID: 25514728; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4270059.

Brown CH 4th, Morrissey C, Ono M, Yenokyan G, Selnes OA, Walston J, Max L, LaFlam A, Neufeld K, Gottesman RF, Hogue CW. Impaired olfaction and risk of delirium or cognitive decline after cardiac surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jan;63(1):16-23. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13198. PubMed PMID: 25597555; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4299936

Neufeld KJ, Nelliot A, Inouye SK, Ely EW, Bienvenu OJ, Lee HB, Needham DM. Delirium diagnosis methodology used in research: a survey-based study. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Dec;22(12):1513-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 24745562; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4164600.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • TIME Substance Abuse Course; JHUSOM MS Year 2
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