HOPE Center

Hopkins Outreach for Pediatric Education

doctor with patient

The mission of Hopkins Outreach for Pediatric Education is to improve the care of severely ill and injured children in Maryland by:

  • Providing quality education to health care providers caring for children in a variety of settings
  • Emphasizing preventive aspects of health care in order to optimize outcomes in ill and injured children
  • Serving as a forum for long-range development of educational initiatives for all child health care providers
  • Collaborating with community resources for design, implementation and evaluation of pediatric continuing education programs



For a HOPE brochure, including a PALS/PEARS course registration form, please contact the HOPE Office at [email protected] or call 410-614-1960.

Completed registration forms may be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 443-287-4529.

If you are inquiring about CPR, BLS or ACLS courses, please contact the CPR Office at [email protected] or call 410-955-9343.

Faculty & Staff

Caitlin O'Brien, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, SOM Pediatric Anesthesiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
HOPE Medical Director

Dana Propst

Administrative Coordinator
AHA Training Site Coordinator

Work for the HOPE Office

The HOPE Program currently teaches approximately forty-five American Heart Association (AHA) courses each year including Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider, PALS renewal, PALS HeartCode, PALS instructor, and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS).