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Robert Stevens, M.D.

Robert David Stevens, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Children (1-11 years), Adults (18+ years), Geriatrics (55+ years)

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Languages: English, French

Expertise: Critical Care Medicine, Epilepsy, Neurological Critical Care, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Interests: Traumatic brain injury; Stroke; Brain Mapping; Consciousness disorders

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-2611

600 N. Wolfe Street
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Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7481
Fax: 410-614-7903

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-0942

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-0942
Fax: 410-550-0443

Background

Dr. Stevens is fellowship-trained and board-certified in critical care medicine, neurocritical care, and anesthesiology. He treats patients with critical illnesses such as sepsis, ARDS, acute kidney injury, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. He has special expertise in the resuscitation of patients after cardiac arrest. Following medical studies, Dr. Stevens received postdoctoral research training in molecular neurobiology, cellular electrophysiology, advanced magnetic resonance imaging, and brain mapping. He holds faculty appointments in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering, Institute for Computational Medicine and the FM Kirby Center for Functional Neuroimaging. Dr. Stevens is on the Council of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and chairs the Committee on Computational Critical Care Medicine at the SCCM. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Thorax, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, and Frontiers in Neurology

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Titles

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Faculte de Medicine Universite de Geneve (1992)

Residencies

  • University of Geneva / Anesthesiology (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2012)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology / Critical Care Medicine (2013)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr Stevens’ vision is to deploy Precision Medicine for the benefit of critically ill patients. His research aims to discover and validate patient-specific biological signatures associated with trauma, surgery and acute conditions such as stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. To achieve this, he engages with an interdisciplinary group of basic and systems neuroscientists, biomedical and computer engineers, biostatisticians, data scientists, and neuroradiologists. Dr Stevens is the principal investigator of the Neuroimaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) project, which examines MRI features of the brain connectome to enhance classification and prediction in patients recovering from severe brain injury. Other projects from Dr Stevens’ group analyze features captured through neurophysiologic monitoring, structural and functional MRI of the brain, serum biomarkers and wearable sensors, with the goal of enhancing classification and prediction in vulnerable, acutel ill patients. In the lab, Dr Stevens’ group studies molecular and cellular determinants of injury and recovery in experimental models of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and sepsis, with a special emphasis on neuro-immunological responses and cellular regeneration. 

Lab Website: Peter van Zijl Laboratory

Technology Expertise Keywords

Precision Heath; Big Data; Computational Medicine; Brain Mapping

Clinical Trial Keywords

Traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, delirium, encephalopathy

Selected Publications

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Sair HI, Hannawi Y, Li S, Kornbluth J, Vanhaudenhuyse A, Laureys S, Chabanne R, Jean B, Benali H, Perlbarg V, Luyt CE, Galanaud D, Velly L, Puybasset L, Pekar J, Caffo B, Stevens RD. Early functional connectome integrity and one-year recovery in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Radiology 2017; 162161. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017162161

Hannawi Y, Lindquist MA, Caffo BS, Sair HI, and Stevens RD. Resting brain activity in humans with consciousness disorders: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology 2015;84:1272-128

Hinson H, Puybasset L, Weiss N, Perlbarg V, Benali H, Galanaud D, Lasarev M, Stevens RD, for the Neuro Imaging for Coma Emergence and Recovery (NICER) Consortium. Neuroanatomical basis of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity: a diffusion tensor imaging analysis. Brain Injury 2015;29:455-61

Salluh JIF, Wang H, Schneider E, Nagarajan N, Yenokyan G, Damluji A, Serafim RB, Stevens RD. The Outcome of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Br Med J. 2015;350:h253

Schneider EB, Sur S, Raymont V, Duckworth J, Kowalski R, Efron DT, Hui X, Selvarajah S, Hambridge HL, Stevens RD. Functional recovery after moderate/severe traumatic brain injury: a role for cognitive reserve? Neurology 2014; 82:1636-42

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation

Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering

FM Kirby Center for Functional Brain Imaging 

Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine 

Courses and Syllabi

  • Neuroscience in Intensive Care International Symposium
    Scientific Conference

    Activities & Honors

    Honors

    • Leadership Development Program, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2011
    • Educational Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine Curriculum, 2007
    • Faculty 1000 Medicine, 2007
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)

    Memberships

    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Heart Association Council on Stroke, 2002
    • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
    • Association of University Anesthesiologists, 2010
    • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2005
    • Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists, 2003
    • Society for Neuroscience, 2008
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2002
    • The Neurocritical Care Society, 2004

    Professional Activities

    • Associate Editor, Thorax, 2015
    • Editorial Board, Critical Care Medicine, 2015
    • Editorial Board, Neurocritical Care, 2015
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Critical Care, 2015
    • Editorial board, Frontiers in Neurology, 2016
    • Editorial board, Annals of Intensive, 2011
    • Grant reviewer, Society of Critical Care Medicine Vision Grant, 2013
    • Grant reviewer, Institut Pasteur and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 2012
    • Grant reviewer, Institut Pasteur and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, 2010
    • Grant reviewer, ESICM ECCRN/Industry Research, 2010

    Videos & Media

    Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

    MRI May Predict Neurological Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest Survivors, Radiological Society of North America (October 18, 2017)

    Women Athletes Have More Concussions Than Men, New Study Shows, New York Times (02/27/2015)

    High School Football Tied to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion, US News & World Report (12/01/2014)

    Giving the hazards of football a closer look, Chicago Sun-Times, August 2013

    Player's text: Send my brain to NFL research bank, CNN, Feb. 2011

    Recovery from traumatic brain injury a long, uncertain road, The Baltimore Sun, January 2011

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