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Michael Conrad Grant, M.D.

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  • Deputy Vice Chair for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Operations
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Cardiac Anesthesia, Critical Care, Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE) more

Research Interests

Application of systems thinking and systems engineering to perioperative medicine; quality improvement; implementation science and the design and maintenance of complex perioperative programs more


Michael Grant is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he works clinically as a dual fellowship-trained surgical critical care intensivist and cardiovascular anesthesiologist. In recognition of the changing landscape of medicine, Dr. Grant completed a master's degree in systems engineering through the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and Applied Physics Laboratory. His primary research interests include the application of systems thinking and systems engineering to perioperative medicine, quality improvement and multidisciplinary program development.

Dr. Grant is the director of clinical operations for the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia and the institutional director of anesthesiology for the Enhanced Recovery Program at Johns Hopkins, where he has overseen the installation of more than a dozen care pathways across numerous surgical service lines, with special interest in Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS). He is actively engaged nationally through the ERAS Cardiac Society and is the inaugural chair of the ERACS Taskforce at the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. In addition, Dr. Grant is a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and a co-investigator for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Improving Surgical Care and Recovery contract, which endeavors to implement enhanced recovery principles and practices across hundreds of hospitals in the United States over a five year period.

Dr. Grant has been actively engaged in perioperative evidence review and consolidation as well as consensus guidelines and advisory statement development, including the Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities and Networks collaborative; the Perioperative Quality Initiative; the Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine collaborative; the  International Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society; and the Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. More recently, he was the sole anesthesiologist selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines Taskforce for Coronary Revascularization. To date, Dr. Grant has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, greater than 40 national abstracts at major societal conferences, and delivered more than 30 national and international grand rounds, presentations and lectures. more


  • Deputy Vice Chair for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Operations
  • Director of Clinical Operations for the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia
  • the Institutional Director of Anesthesiology for the Enhanced Recovery Program
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (2010)


  • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)


  • Surgical Critical Care; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology-General) (2015)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Surgical Critical Care) (2016)

Patient Ratings & Comments

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