Ozan Akca, M.D.

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  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Languages: English, Turkish




Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0942 | Fax: 410-550-0443

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7481 | Fax: 410-614-7903


Ozan Akça, M.D., F.C.C.M., is a professor of anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, and professor emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Akça received his M.D. degree and completed anesthesiology and intensive care medicine trainings at the Istanbul University, Turkey. He then completed a clinical research fellowship at the Outcomes Research Institute of Department of Anesthesiology, University of Vienna, Austria. He was honored as a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM), co-founded the Neurosciences ICU & established the Stroke ICU services, and received federal funding from NIH and FAER during his tenure at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Akça’s research interests are aligned with optimization of oxygenation & perfusion in perioperative management of surgical patients and in acute management of ischemic stroke.

Dr. Akca is a member of IARS, ASA, SOCCA, SCCM, and NCC, and has served/serving in various committees within these societies as an academic critical care anesthesiologist. He received the top peer reviewer award from Publons. He was also named as a top peer reviewer by leading specialty journals such as Anesthesiology, and Anesthesia & Analgesia. He is serving in the editorial boards of Anesthesia & Analgesia and Balkan Medical Journal.

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  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Medicine; Istanbul University - Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (1988)


  • Anesthesiology; Istanbul University - Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (1996)
  • Anesthesiology; University of Louisville Hospital (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (2014)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Neurocritical Care) (2021)

Activities & Honors


  • Top Doctor Award, www.louisville.com, 2019 - 2019

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