Dr. Roger Anthony Johns is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specializes in cardio-thoracic anesthesia.
Dr. Johns and his group discovered the role of the nitric oxide pathway in mechanisms of anesthesia and have published important work implicating this pathway in the mechanism of plasticity associated with chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain.
He earned his M.D. from Wayne State University. He completed an internship in internal medicine and anesthesiology as well as a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Virginia, where he subsequently conducted fellowships in molecular pharmacology and cardiac anesthesia. Additionally, he earned an M.H.S. in health policy management and a Ph.D. in public health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Johns served as Mark C. Rogers Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins from 1999 to 2003. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in that capacity, he was the Acting Chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Virginia.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the International Anesthesia Research Society. He serves on several professional boards and committees, and is the editor of Pulmonary Circulation and American Journal of Physiology: Lung, Cellular, and Molecular Biology. He has published extensively and has won several awards for his research.