Roy G Brower, M.D.

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  • Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Professor of Medicine


Acute Lung Injury (ALI), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine more

Research Interests

Dr. Brower’s primary research focus is on the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a severe, life-threatening condition triggered by pneumonia, other severe infections, pancreatitis, trauma, and aspiration. One of his areas of interest is in the safe and effective use of mechanical ventilation in ARDS. He was a member of the NIH Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network (ARDSNet) and chaired two of the ARDSNet’s multicenter clinical trials. He is currently the Steering Committee Chair for the NIH Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network. Dr. Brower has over 200 publications, most of which are about problems in critical care and especially in ARDS. more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-550-5864
1800 Orleans St.
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Phone: 410-614-6292 | Fax: 443-683-8336

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Dr. Brower is a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is an expert in the diagnosis and management of all forms of acute respiratory failure, including asthma, pneumonia, C.O.P.D., and the acute respiratory distress syndrome. He has extensive experience in the management of other life-threatening conditions such as gastrointestinal bleeding, pulmonary embolism, diabetic ketoacidosis, and shock from sepsis, hypovolemia, and heart disease.

He earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins. He completed his residency and performed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Brower's research interests include ventilation-associated lung injury, ARDS, and clinical and translational research in acute lung injury.

He served as reviewer for the Johns Hopkins Hospital 2015-2016 Antibiotics Guidelines. He has been recognized with several honors, including the Departmental Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Critical Care Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. more


  • Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Attending physician, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1976)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1979)


  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1979)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (1984)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Brower has led or contributed to a dozen clinical trials looking at the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). He also studies oxygen toxicity, a condition that results from receiving too much supplemental oxygen.

Clinical Trial Keywords

ARDS; Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Acute lung injury

Activities & Honors


  • Departmental Teaching Award, 1996, 2015, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Critical Care Assembly, American Thoracic Society, 2015
  • William J. Martin Distinguished Achievement Award, American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable, 2010
  • George Wills Comstock Award, American Lung Association of Maryland, 2005 - 2005
  • Fellows Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2009


  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Antibiotic Guidelines, 2015
  • Education Leader, Medical Intensive Care Unit, 2018

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