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Raymond Fang, M.D.
Trauma Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
Expertise: Acute Care Surgery , General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Surgery
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Raymond Fang, M.D., joins the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Fang’s areas of clinical expertise include trauma surgery, surgical critical care, military medicine and patient transport/evacuation.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Fang served for 22 years as a wartime trauma surgeon in the United States Air Force. From 2004-2011, he proudly cared for the Nation’s Wounded Warrior as a trauma surgeon at the United States Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Germany, the receiving hospital for all casualties evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. His efforts were essential in LRMC’s verification as the first American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level II trauma center outside of the United States in 2007. He was appointed Chief, LRMC Trauma Program in 2009 and led its ACS Level II re-verification in 2010, and its elevation to ACS Level I status in 2011.
In 2011, Dr. Fang became the Director, United States Air Force Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills embedded within the University of Maryland’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland. In this role, he prepared Air Force Medical Service personnel to deploy in support of operations worldwide by immersing them in trauma care while personally providing trauma and emergency care to the citizens of Maryland. He held a faculty appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Fang received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his medical degree (cum laude) from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery training at the combined United States Air Force/University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio training program. He performed a Critical Care fellowship at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.
Dr. Fang is a member and holds leadership and committee positions with various organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He is also a lifetime member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
Dr. Fang’s research interests include the initial resuscitation of injured patients, the diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injuries, trauma program and trauma system development, medical simulation training, and trauma performance improvement and patient safety. As an academic surgeon-researcher, Col Fang is an author of 47 published, peer-reviewed medical articles and 9 book chapters. He has presented nearly 200 papers and invited lectures at regional, national and international meetings.
- Trauma Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- Associate Professor of Surgery
Departments / Divisions
- MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (1995)
- San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium / General Surgery (2000)
- San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (2001)
- American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2001)
- American Board of Surgery / Surgical Critical Care (2007)
Research & Publications
Fang R, Rodriguez CJ. Venous thromboembolism among military combat casualties. Curr Trauma Rep. 2016 Mar;2(1):48-53.
Fang R, Markandaya M, DuBose JJ, Cancio LC, Shackelford S, Blackbourne LH. Early in-theater management of combat-related traumatic brain injury: A prospective, observational study to identify opportunities for performance improvement. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct;79(4 Suppl 2):S181-S187.
Grissom TE, Fang R. Topical hemostatic agents and dressings in the prehospital setting. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Apr;28(2):210-216.
Bein T, Zonies D, Philipp A, Zimmermann M, Osborn EC, Allan PF, Nerlich M, Graf BM, Fang R. Transportable extracorporeal lung support for rescue of severe respiratory failure in combat casualties. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6):1448-1454.
Meghoo CA, Dennis JW, Tuman C, Fang R. Diagnosis and management of evacuated casualties with cervical vascular injuries resulting from combat-related explosive blasts. J Vasc Surg. 2012 May;55(5):1329-1337.
Fang R, Allan PF, Womble SG, Porter MT, Sierra-Nunez J, Russ RS, Dorlac GR, Benson C, Oh JS, Wanek SM, Osborn EC, Silvey SV, Dorlac WC. Closing the "care in the air" capability gap for severe lung injury: The Landstuhl Acute Lung Rescue Team and extracorporeal lung support. J Trauma. 2011 Jul;71(1 Suppl):S91-S97.
MacDonald CL, Johnson AM, Cooper D, Nelson EC, Werner NJ, Shimony JS, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME, Witherow JR, Fang R, Flaherty SF, Brody DL. Detection of blast-related traumatic brain injury in US military personnel. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 2;364(22):2091-2100.
Fang R, Dorlac WC, Flaherty SF, Tuman C, Cain SM, Popey TLC, Villard DR, Aydelotte JD, Dunne JR, Anderson AM, Powell ET. Feasibility of negative-pressure wound therapy during intercontinental aeromedical evacuation of combat casualties. J Trauma. 2010 Jul;69(Suppl 1):S140-S145.
Fang R, Dorlac GR, Allan PF, Dorlac WC. Intercontinental aeromedical evacuation of traumatic brain injuries during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Neurosurg Focus. 2010 May;28(5):E11(1-7).
Fang R, Dorlac GR, Pruitt VM, Silvey SV, Osborn EC, Allan PF, Flaherty SF, Perello MM, Wanek SM, Dorlac WC. Critical care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Crit Care Med. 2008 Jul;36(7 Suppl):S383-S387.
Ritenour AE, Dorlac WC, Fang R, Woods T, Jenkins DH, Flaherty SF, Wade CE, Holcomb JB. Complications after fasciotomy revision and delayed compartment release in combat patients. J Trauma. 2008 Feb;64(2 Suppl):S153-S162.
Fang R. Patient transfer, en route care, and Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT). In: Martin MJ, Beekley AC, Eckert MJ, editors. Front Line Surgery: A Practical Approach. 2nd ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, c2017. p. 659-675.
Fang R. Pancreas and duodenum. In: Scalea TM, editor. The Shock Trauma Manual of Operative Techniques. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, c2015; p. 243-264.
Fang R. Explosive blasts: A primer on a multidimensional mechanism of injury. In: Galante JM, Martin MJ, Rodriguez CJ, editors. Managing Dismounted Complex Blast Injuries in Military & Civilian Settings: Guidelines and Principles. New York: Springer Science+Business Media. Forthcoming 2018.
Activities & Honors
- National Merit Scholar, 1986
- USAF Health Professions Scholarship, 1991
- Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1995
- Upjohn Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence, 1995
- Commander's Award for Housestaff Scientific Research, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 2000
- USAFE Medical Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research
- 435th Medical Squadron Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2008
- Honorary Member, The Order of Military Medical Merit, Army Medical Department, 2009
- USAF Medical Service Surgical Excellence Award, 2009
- AMSUS The Society of the Federal Healthcare Agencies Physician Award, 2010
- USAF Medical Service Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Research, 2010
- Hero of Military Medicine, The Center for Public-Private Partnerships at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, 2013
- Air Force Research Laboratory Mission Support Team of the Year, 2014
- "Birdland Community Hero", Baltimore Orioles, 2017
- John P. Pryor, MD, FACS Distinguished Service Award in Military Casualty Care, Eastern Assocation for the Surgery of Trauma
- Bronze Star Medal
- Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
- Aerial Achievement Medal
- Air Force Commendation Medal
- Air Force Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
- Army Achievement Medal
- National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Campaign Star
- Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Campaign Stars
- Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Campaign Stars
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- NATO Medal
- Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, 1999 - 2016
- J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, 2000
- American College of Surgeons (ACS), 2003
- American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Member, ACS Air Force Committee on Trauma
- ACS Air Force Committee on Trauma, 2014
- Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), 2006
- Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), 2009 - 2012
Member, Military ad hoc Committee
- Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2007
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), 2009
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), 2011 - 2014
Vice Chair, AAST Military Liaison Committee
- American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST), 2014
Chair, AAST Military Liaison Committee
- Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, 2010
- Society of University Surgeons, 2018
- Active Duty Service, Colonel, United States Air Force, Medical Corps, 1995