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Daniel Joseph Brotman, M.D.

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  • Director, Hospitalist Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine


Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Hospital medicine; Perioperative medicine; Internal medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9434
600 N. Wolfe Street
Nelson/Harvey Building, Suite 215
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-2128


Dr. Daniel J. Brotman is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include hospital medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Brotman serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Program.

Dr. Brotman earned his M.D. at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins.

His research interests include hospital and perioperative medicine.

He was recognized by the Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians with an Outstanding Hospitalist Award in 2012 and named a Top Doctor (Hospitalist) by Baltimore Magazine in 2011. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Society of Hospital Medicine. more


  • Director, Hospitalist Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1997)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2000)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Colantino A, Jaffer AK, Brotman DJ. "In Reply: Resuming anticoagulation after hemorrhage." Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Oct;82(10):640. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.82c.10004. No abstract available.

Gould LJ, Wachter PA, Aboumatar H, Blanding RJ, Brotman DJ, Bullard J, Gilmore MM, Golden SH, Howell E, Ishii L, Lee KH, Paul MG, Rotello LC, Satin AJ, Wick EC, Winner L, Zenilman ME, Pronovost PJ. "Clinical Communities at Johns Hopkins Medicine: An emerging approach to quality improvement." Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015 Sep;41(9):387-95.

Brotman DJ, Streiff MB. "Overuse of bridging anticoagulation for patients with venous thromboembolism: first, do no harm." JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul;175(7):1169-70. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1858. No abstract available.

Colantino A, Jaffer AK, Brotman DJ. "Resuming anticoagulation after hemorrhage: A practical approach." Cleve Clin J Med. 2015 Apr;82(4):245-56. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.82a.14047. Review.

Young JH, Ng D, Ibe C, Weeks K, Brotman DJ, Dy SM, Brancati FL, Levine DM, Klag MJ. "Access to care, treatment ambivalence, medication nonadherence, and long-term mortality among severely hypertensive African Americans: a prospective cohort study." J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Aug;17(8):614-21. doi: 10.1111/jch.12562. Epub 2015 Apr 29.

Siddiqui ZK, Zuccarelli R, Durkin N, Wu AW, Brotman DJ. "Changes in patient satisfaction related to hospital renovation: experience with a new clinical building." J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar;10(3):165-71. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2297. Epub 2015 Feb 5.

Boonyasai RT, Lin YL, Brotman DJ, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. "Characteristics of primary care providers who adopted the hospitalist model from 2001 to 2009." J Hosp Med. 2015 Feb;10(2):75-82. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2269.

Michtalik HJ, Carolan HT, Haut ER, Lau BD, Streiff MB, Finkelstein J, Pronovost PJ, Durkin N, Brotman DJ. "Use of provider-level dashboards and pay-for-performance in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis." J Hosp Med. 2015 Mar;10(3):172-8. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2303. Epub 2014 Dec 26.

Hechenbleikner E, Makary M, Samarov D, Leung C, Miller JD, Deutschendorf A, Brotman DJ, Holland DE, Bowles KH, Wick EC. "Decision support tool use in colorectal surgery: what is the role?" J Surg Res. 2015 Mar;194(1):69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.09.011. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

Pherson EC, Shermock KM, Efird LE, Gilmore VT, Nesbit T, LeBlanc Y, Brotman DJ, Deutschendorf A, Swarthout MD. "Development and implementation of a postdischarge home-based medication management service." Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014 Sep 15;71(18):1576-83. doi: 10.2146/ajhp130764.

Haut ER, Garcia LJ, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Stevens KA, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Akande TO, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Segal JB, Singh S. The Effectiveness of Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Trauma Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov 6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3970. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24195920

Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA, Spetz J, Brotman DJ. Identifying potential predictors of a safe attending physician workload: a survey of hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2013 Nov;8(11):644-6. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2088. Epub 2013 Oct 7. No abstract available. PMID: 24124053

Bedra M, Wick E, Brotman D, Finkelstein J. Avatar-based interactive ileostomy education in hospitalized patients. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013;190:83-5. PMID: 23823383

Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Brotman DJ. In reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Aug 12;173(15):1472-3. No abstract available. PMID: 24151652

Auerbach A, Fang M, Glasheen J, Brotman D, O'Leary KJ, Horwitz LI. BOOST: evidence needing a lift. J Hosp Med. 2013 Aug;8(8):468-9. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2065. Epub 2013 Jul 22. No abstract available. PMID: 23873749

Kebede S, Prakasa KR, Shermock K, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Haut ER, Singh S, Segal JB. A systematic review of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis strategies in patients with renal insufficiency, obesity, or on antiplatelet agents. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jul;8(7):394-401. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2047. Epub 2013 Jun 12. PMID: 23761111

Brotman DJ, Shihab HM, Prakasa KR, Kebede S, Haut ER, Sharma R, Shermock K, Chelladurai Y, Singh S, Segal JB. Pharmacologic and mechanical strategies for preventing venous thromboembolism after bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jul;148(7):675-86. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.72. Review. PMID: 23754086

Hoyer EH, Needham DM, Miller J, Deutschendorf A, Friedman M, Brotman DJ. Functional status impairment is associated with unplanned readmissions. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Oct;94(10):1951-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.05.028. Epub 2013 Jun 26. PMID: 23810355

Michtalik HJ, Pronovost PJ, Marsteller JA, Spetz J, Brotman DJ. Developing a model for attending physician workload and outcomes. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 10;173(11):1026-8. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.405. No abstract available. PMID: 23609943

Singh S, Haut ER, Brotman DJ, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Stevens KA, Prakasa KR, Shihab HM, Akande TO, Zeidan AM, Garcia LJ, Segal JB. Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism Among Special Populations [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 May. PMID: 23844446

Activities & Honors


  • Outstanding Hospitalist Award, American College of Physicians (Maryland Chapter), 2012
  • Top Doctor (Hospitalist), Baltimore Magazine, 2011


  • Society of Hospital Medicine, 2009


  • American College of Physicians


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