Dr. Brad Winters Assumes Leadership of the Adult Critical Care Division

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Winters MD, PhD, as the Director of the Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine of the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Winters will also serve as the anesthesia co-director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Division has 20 faculty who provide intensive care in the Surgical and Weinberg ICUs at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in the Surgical and Burns ICU at Bayview Medical Center. The Division also staffs and coordinates critical care outreach at Johns Hopkins Hospital through the Central Intensivist Program.

Dr. Winters is an ideal leader to assume the Directorship of the Division. Dr. Winters received his MD and a PhD in microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992. Brad came to Johns Hopkins as a resident in anesthesiology in 1993 and completed a Critical Care Fellowship in 1997. He was appointed to the rank of Associate Professor in 2010. As a faculty member Brad has the unique distinction of having provided clinical service in every adult surgical ICU at JHH and JHBMC. Brad has also been highly productive in program building and research. He led the development of the JHH adult rapid response team (RRT) and as the co-chairperson of the CPR committee has stewarded fundamental technical and process improvements to resuscitation within JHH. Brad has conducted research in critical care and resuscitation and published extensively in these areas. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of RRTs and has completed important studies that demonstrate how new monitoring strategies can improve care and outcomes for surgical patients at JHH.

Dr. Winters is actively engaged in critical care education. He has served as the Medical Director of the Critical Care Physician Assistant Residency Program for over 10 years and as the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Critical Care Clerkship since 2010. He has also developed many critical care simulation scenarios and administered them to students and residents.

We are excited that Brad has accepted this new leadership opportunity and are enthusiastic about the direction in which he will help take adult critical care at Johns Hopkins.