Dr. James Fackler is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include acute respiratory distress syndrome, novel respiratory therapies, and signal fusion and monitoring.
Dr. Fackler received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Illinois and earned his M.D. from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his residency in anesthesiology and performed a fellowship in pediatric intensive care and pediatric anesthesia at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Fackler joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2006.
He worked for the Cerner Corporation from 2002 to 2006 and left the position of vice president to return to academic medicine. He founded Oak Clinical Informatics Systems and consults for other device and information integration companies.
Dr. Fackler's research interests include optimizing patient surgical services by analyzing mathematical models of patient flow through hospitals, on either a scheduled or emergency basis.
He serves as the editor for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and as an ad hoc journal reviewer for many notable publications including New England Journal of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of American Association of Artificial Intelligence, American Medical Informatics Association and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Fackler is a frequent lecturer and panelist on the subject of critical care informatics. He is an expert in data integration.