Dr. R. Scott Stephens is an associate professor of medicine and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the Director of Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Critical Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. His expertise is in critical care medicine, with a focus on severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute respiratory failure after hematopoietic stem cell transplant, refractory circulatory shock, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory and circulatory failure.
Dr. Stephens also has extensive experience in the management of septic shock, neutropenic sepsis, life-threatening oncologic complications, and pulmonary embolism, as well as other common critical care conditions. He also has expertise in cardiac surgical critical care, including the critical care of heart transplant, lung transplant and ventricular assist device patients.
Dr. Stephens formerly led the Advanced Critical Care Clerkship for fourth-year medical students, and was recognized by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education with an Outstanding Achievement in Education Award (Educational Program) in 2013. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, and has been selected as an American Thoracic Society Fellow (ATSF). He is also active in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Physiologic Society.