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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Baltimore, MD 21224
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Dr. Stevens is an intensive care physician who treats patients with critical neurological illnesses and injuries. He has special expertise in the care of traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain hemorrhage, 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 has secondary faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Institute for Computational Medicine, the Institute for Cell Engineering, and the FM Kirby Center for Functional Neuroimaging. Dr. Stevens is an Associate Editor for 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 Biomedical Engineering
  • 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)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neurocritical Care) (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Stevens is recognized internationally for innovations he has developed in the treatment of patients with critical neurological illness and injury. His research leverages advanced neuroimaging and physiological measurements, mechanistic modeling, and data science. He created the Laboratory for Computational Intensive Care Medicine (LCICM), an interdisciplinary research group which applies AI to decode high-dimensional health data, with the goal of increasing precision and personalization in the care of critically ill patients.


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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Gong KD, Lu R, Bergamaschi TS, Sanyal A, Guo J, Kim HB, Nguyen HT, Greenstein JL, Winslow RL, Stevens RD. Predicting Intensive Care Delirium with Machine Learning: Model Development and External Validation. Anesthesiology. 2023 Mar 1;138(3):299-311. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000004478. PMID: 36538354

Bhattacharyay S, Rattray J, Wang M, Dziedzic PH, Calvillo E, Kim HB, Joshi E, Kudela P, Etienne-Cummings R, Stevens RD. Decoding accelerometry for classification and prediction of critically ill patients with severe brain injury. Sci Rep. 2021 Dec 8;11(1):23654. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-02974-w. PMID: 34880296

Palepu AK, Murali A, Ballard JL, Li R, Ramesh S, Nguyen H, Kim H, Sarma S, Suarez JI, Stevens RD. Digital signatures for early traumatic brain injury outcome prediction in the intensive care unit. Sci Rep. 2021 Oct 7;11(1):19989. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-99397-4. PMID: 34620915 

Kondziella D, Menon DK, Helbok R, Naccache L, Othman MH, Rass V, Rohaut B, Diringer MN, Stevens RD; contributing collaborators of the Curing Coma Campaign. A Precision Medicine Framework for Classifying Patients with Disorders of Consciousness: Advanced Classification of Consciousness Endotypes (ACCESS). Neurocrit Care. 2021 Jul;35(Suppl 1):27-36. doi: 10.1007/s12028-021-01246-9. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34236621

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

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 - 2018
  • 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

Johns Hopkins Physicians and Engineers Search for AI Program That Accurately Predicts Risk of ‘ICU Delirium’, Johns Hopkins Medicine, (01/26/2023)

Wearable motion sensors help predict outcomes for patients with severe brain injury, Johns Hopkins HUB (December 17, 2021)

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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