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Sammy Zakaria, M.D., M.P.H.

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Associate Program Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, Arabic

Expertise: Cardiac Care, Cardiac Disease, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardiovascular Medicine, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Care Unit, Critical Care Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine, General Cardiology, Heart Conditions, Heart Disease, Internal Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Education and Program Administration, Resident Education more

Research Interests: The effect of preeclampsia on the heart; Decreasing stress in the ICU: The C4 (Critical Care Collaboration & Communication) Project; Innovations in medical education; Critical care issues in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (e.g. sedation and ventilation strategies in patients with cardiogenic shock); Appropriate telemetry utilization more

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Dr. Sammy Zakaria is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also the associate program director for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and assistant director of the cardiac intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview. His research focuses on the effect of pre-eclampsia on the heart, decreasing stress in the ICU, innovations in medical education, critical care issues in the cardiac intensive care unit and appropriate telemetry utilization.

Dr. Zakaria earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College , where he also completed his residency. He earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Maryland. Before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2008, he held fellowships at the University of Maryland Medical System in cardiovascular disease, the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Device Evaluation, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Zakaria is the president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Baltimore chapter. He has most recently been recognized with the society’s Dr. Joseph and Rae Brown Award. Dr. Zakaria speaks multiple languages, including Arabic. more


  • Associate Program Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency
  • Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Colleges Advisory Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD, Thomas Jefferson University (2000)


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2003)


  • University of Maryland Medical Center / Cardiovascular Disease (2007)
  • University of California San Francisco / Critical Care Medicine (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (2008)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2003)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Dr. Joseph and Rae Brown Award Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2017
  • Safety Star Award Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2013
  • Top Doctor US News in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012 - 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2012
  • Service Excellence Reward & Recognition Program Award (Four Citations) Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2008 - 2012


  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Professional Activities

  • Leader, The Critical Care Collaboration & Communication Project (The C4 Project):
    This multidisciplinary group is devoted to increasing patient, family, and staff trust and satisfaction with their care in the ICU setting. In 2015, we completed a randomized, controlled trial studying the assignment of a patient navigator and scheduling of regular multidisciplinary family meetings.
  • Facilitator, Appropriate Telemetry Usage in the Hospital Floor Setting
    Dr. Zakaria facilitates two groups working to decreasing inappropriate telemetry utilization. This has led to two{line break}publications, multiple surveys, two initiatives to educate ordering physicians and nurses, and one randomized controlled trial, which is in progress.
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