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Robert Stevens, M.D.

Robert David Stevens, M.D.

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  • Director, Division of Informatics, Integration, and Innovation
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years), Children (1-11 years), Geriatrics (55+ years)


Languages: English, French


Acute Stroke Care, Critical Care Medicine, Epilepsy, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Neurological Critical Care, Traumatic Brain Injury more

Research Interests

Precision Medicine; Applications of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Intensive Care Medicine more

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Dr. Stevens is an intensive care physician who treats patients with critical surgical and neurological illnesses and injuries. He has special expertise in the care of traumatic brain injury, stroke, encephalopathy, and in the management of patients after cardiac arrest. Following medical studies, Dr. Stevens completed residency in anesthesiology and fellowships in critical care medicine and neurocritical care. He also completed postdoctoral research training in molecular neurobiology, cellular electrophysiology, advanced magnetic resonance imaging, and brain mapping. He is Director of Precision Medicine and Chief of the Division of Informatics, Integration and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He also serves as Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence in Neurocritical Care. He holds faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering, Institute for Computational Medicine, and the FM Kirby Center for Functional Neuroimaging. Dr. Stevens holds leadership positions in the Society of Critical Care Medicine, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology, and Neurocritical Society, and he is an Associate Editor of the journals Thorax, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, Annals of Intensive Care and Frontiers in Neurology. more


  • Director, Division of Informatics, Integration, and Innovation
  • Director, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Precision Medicine
  • Associate Director, Precision Medicine Center of Excellence
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Faculte de Medicine Universite de Geneve (1992)


  • Anesthesiology; University of Geneva (2000)


  • Anesthesiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Anesthesiology) (2012)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (Critical Care Medicine) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Stevens’ vision is to apply Precision Medicine for the benefit of acutely and critically ill patients. His research seeks to identify signatures associated with trauma, surgery, and acute conditions such as stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. To achieve this, he engages with an interdisciplinary team of basic and systems neuroscientists, biomedical and computer engineers, biostatisticians, data scientists, and neuroradiologists. One area of Dr. Stevens' research examines MRI features of the brain connectome to enhance classification and prediction in patients recovering from severe brain injury. Other projects use artificial intelligence methods to analyze features captured through physiologic monitoring, EEG, genomics, and wearable sensors. The overarching aim is to decode phenotypes and increase the accuracy of classification, prediction, and therapy in acutely ill patients. For more details visit our lab website


The Stevens Lab (Laboratory of Computational Intensive Care Medicine) leverages robust theoretical paradigms, high-resolution multidimensional data, and artificial intelligence to enhance resilience and recovery of critically ill neurological patients.

Lab Website: Laboratory of Computational Intensive Care Medicine

Technology Expertise Keywords

Precision Heath; Data Science; Machine Learning; Brain Mapping

Clinical Trial Keywords

Precision Medicine; Data Science; Artificial Intelligence

Selected Publications

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Robba C, Poole D, McNett M, Asehnoune K, Bösel J, Bruder N, Chieregato A, Cinotti R, Duranteau J, Einav S, Ercole A, Ferguson N, Guerin C, Siempos II, Kurtz P, Juffermans NP, Mancebo J, Mascia L, McCredie V, Nin N, Oddo M, Pelosi P, Rabinstein AA, Neto AS, Seder DB, Skrifvars MB, Suarez JI, Taccone FS, van der Jagt M, Citerio G, Stevens RD. Mechanical ventilation in patients with acute brain injury: recommendations of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine consensus. Intensive Care Med. 2020 Dec;46(12):2397-2410. doi: 10.1007/s00134-020-06283-0. Epub 2020 Nov 11. PMID: 33175276

Hannawi Y, Muschelli J, Mulder M, Sharrock M, Storm C, Leithner C, Crainiceanu CM, Stevens RD. Postcardiac arrest neurological prognostication with quantitative regional cerebral densitometry. Resuscitation. 2020 Sep;154:101-109. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.06.023. Epub 2020 Jul 3. PMID: 32629092 

Sair HI, Hannawi Y, Li S, Kornbluth J, Demertzi A, Di Perri C, Chabanne R, Jean B, Benali H, Perlbarg V, Pekar J, Luyt CE, Galanaud D, Velly L, Puybasset L, Laureys S, Caffo B, Stevens RD; Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) Consortium. Early Functional Connectome Integrity and 1-Year Recovery in Comatose Survivors of Cardiac Arrest. Radiology. 2018 Apr;287(1):247-255. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017162161. Epub 2017 Oct 18. PMID: 29043908

Salluh JI, Wang H, Schneider EB, Nagaraja N, Yenokyan G, Damluji A, Serafim RB, Stevens RD. Outcome of delirium in critically ill patients: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2015 Jun 3;350:h2538. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h2538. PMID: 26041151 Free PMC article. Review.

Hannawi Y, Lindquist MA, Caffo BS, Sair HI, Stevens RD. Resting brain activity in disorders of consciousness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology. 2015 Mar 24;84(12):1272-80. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001404. Epub 2015 Feb 20. PMID: 25713001 Free PMC article. Review.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Director, Division of Informatics, Integration and Innovation

Director, Precision Medicine in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Associate Director,  Neurocritical Care Precision Medicine Center of Excellence

Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering

FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging 

Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine

Courses and Syllabi

  • Precision Care Medicine
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering
  • Medical Tutorial
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Introduction to Regenerative Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Activities & Honors


  • Leadership Development Program, Johns Hopkins Medicine , 2011
  • Educational Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine Curriculum, 2007
  • Faculty 1000 Medicine, 2007
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
  • Executive Certificate in Health Care Leadership and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School
  • Foundations in Leadership and Management, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
  • Presidential Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Presidential Award, Neurocritical Care Society


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Heart Association Council on Stroke, 2002
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists, 2010
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2005
  • Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
  • Society for Neuroscience, 2008
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2002
  • The Neurocritical Care Society, 2004

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Thorax, 2015 - 2018
  • Editorial Board, Critical Care Medicine, 2015
  • Associate Editor, Neurocritical Care, 2015
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Critical Care, 2015
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neurology, 2016
  • Editorial board, Annals of Intensive, 2011
  • Grant reviewer, Society of Critical Care Medicine Vision Grant, 2013
  • Grant reviewer, Institut Pasteur and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 2012
  • Grant reviewer, Institut Pasteur and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 2010
  • Grant reviewer, ESICM ECCRN/Industry Research, 2010

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

How does covid-19 affect the brain? Johns Hopkins Medicine

Neurological Conditions and COVID-19, Johns Hopkins Medicine (June 3, 2020)

Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Brain Ailments, The New York Times (May 14, 2020)

How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes, Science  (April  17, 2020)

Johns Hopkins team launches temperature-tracking study and app to map and monitor potential COVID-19 cases, The Hub (April 30, 2020)

How Covid-19 can damage the brain, BBC (June 22, 2020)

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