What We Do:

The Adult Multispecialty Division at Johns Hopkins provides anesthetic services to the general operating rooms and remote locations for some of the hospital’s most complex thoracic, vascular, and organ transplant cases. This group of anesthesiologists prioritize patient comfort and understanding with expert techniques to manage some of the hospital’s most complex surgical cases. The level of expertise in the Adult Division is exemplified through the ground breaking clinical research produced by our anesthesiologists who focus on methods to reduce surgery-related complications.

Doing More with Less Blood

At this year’s ASA meeting Dr. Steve Frank presented a 10-year progress report on the comprehensive patient blood management program at Johns Hopkins.

The presentation was included in the “Best of Meeting Abstracts – Clinical Science” panel and was titled “Greater than 7-fold Return on Investment for a Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program with Equivalent of Improved Outcomes.”

Read more about it here:

Training the Next Generation of Anesthesia Technicians

Michael Phelps worked as an Anesthesia Critical Care Technician at Johns Hopkins in the mid-1990’s. This background provides a unique perspective for his position as the medical director of the Johns Hopkins / CCBC Anesthesia Technology program. Phelps, along with Shannon Yorkman, CRNA, and Kimberly Allen, Cer. ATT, train the next generation of anesthesia support staff to handle the latest in anesthesia technology. The program is described in the December issue of the ASA Monitor (https://pubs.asahq.org/monitor/article-abstract/84/12/52/112308/Johns-Hopkins-CCBC-Anesthesia-Technology-Program). Their hard work has paid off, as the most recent graduating class celebrated a 100% pass rate on the national certification exam.

Division Faculty and Clinical Associates

Steven Frank, MD
Division Chief, Adult Multispecialty
Director, Johns Hopkins Health System Blood Management Program
Director, Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery

Haitham Al-Grain, MD, FASA

Maria Bauer, MD

Ramola Bhambhani, MD, MBBS

Henrique Doria De Vasconcellos, MD, MSc, PhD

Ima Chinedozi, MD, MPH

Christy Gray, MD
Director, Adult Multispecialty Patient Safety and Quality Assurance

Akos Kalmar, MD

Peter Lax, MD

Lynette Mark, MD
Director, Difficult Airway Rapid Response Team and Otolaryngology Anesthesia

Katherine Norgaard, MD

Mohammed Ojodu, MD

Michael Phelps, MD
Director, Out-of-OR Anesthesia
Medical Director, Anesthesia Technician School

Nicole Rizkalla, MD
Director, Hepatobiliary Anesthesia
Director, Liver/Abdominal Transplant Anesthesia
Perioperative Anesthesia Consultant and Coordinator for Abdominal Transplant, Comprehensive Transplant Center

Thomas Rosenthal, MD

Anjana Sekaran, MD

Robert Sikorski, MD
Director, Trauma Anesthesia

Robert Thomsen, MD, FASA
Vice Chairman, Human Resources and Patient Experience; Medical Director, Endoscopy

April Villamayor, MD