Dr. Berenholtz is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician, a patient safety researcher and leader. He is a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Surgery in the School of Medicine, and Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Berenholtz is core senior faculty for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr. Berenholtz holds a Masters degree in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Berenholtz has authored more than 150 articles and chapters in the fields of patient safety, ICU care, quality health care and evidence-based medicine. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on more than a dozen grants or contracts to develop, implement and evaluate patient safety improvement efforts, including the successful AHRQ funded Keystone ICU project, National On The Cusp: Stop BSI project, Surgical Unit-Based Safety Program (SUSP), and National Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) for Ventilator-Associated Conditions and Ventilator- Associated Pneumonia Prevention. He has served on several AHRQ, CMS, and World Health Organization technical expert panels and presidential advisory panels related to improving patient safety and quality of care.