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Sean Austin Tackett, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • International Medical Education Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 map


Dr. Sean Tackett is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is general internal medicine and his academic focus is international medical education.

Dr. Tackett received his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and performed a fellowship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, where he completed an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

He currently teaches in the Curriculum Development for Medical Education faculty development program at Johns Hopkins Bayview and has conducted curriculum development consultation and workshops for faculty from China, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Brazil. He is currently assisting with curriculum development for a Fogarty-funded research ethics master’s program in Malaysia.  

His recent research has investigated students’ perceptions of their learning environments, and included collaborators from China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, and Brazil. He also has ongoing projects related to the implementation and efficacy of medical education technologies and the accreditation of medical schools. 

Clinically, he currently practices hospital medicine, attends on medical teaching services, and is the physician advisor for Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s Remote Medical Second Opinion Program. more


  • International Medical Education Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2010)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2013)


  • Internal Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2016)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Tackett S, Grant J, Mmari K. “Designing an evaluation framework for WFME basic standards for medical education.” Med Teach. 2016;38(3):291-6. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1031737. Epub 2015 Apr 29.

Tackett S, Tad-y D, Rios R, Kisuule F, Wright S. Appraising the practice of etiquette-based medicine in the inpatient setting.  J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Jul;28(7):908-13.

Tackett S, Wright S, Lubin R, Li J, Pan H.  An international study of medical school learning environments and their relationship with student well-being and empathy. Med Educ. 2017 Mar;51(3):280-289

Tackett S, Slinn K, Marshall T, Gaglani S, Waldman V, Desai R. Medical education videos for the world: an analysis of viewing patterns for a YouTube channel. Acad Med. 2018.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Curriculum Development for Medical Education
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Faculty Development Program

Activities & Honors


  • Grant Recipient, Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

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