Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology and Surgery

Division Director, Adult Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgical ICUs and the Bayview Medical Center Surgical and Burn ICUs
Core Faculty, The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Co-chair RESQ Committee for Johns Hopkins Hospital

Brad Winters earned a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1983 before heading to Buffalo, NY where he entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, completing his MD and PhD in the field of Microbiology and Immunology in 1992. His doctorate work was in the sub-filed of bacterial molecular pathogenesis studying virulence factors of Streptococcus pyogenes. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, followed by a Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Brad has been on faculty at JHH as an Anesthesiologist and Intensivist since 1997, and is Board Certified as both an Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Medicine specialist. He has worked as a clinical Intensivist attending in the Cardiac Surgical, General Surgical, Burn and Neurocritical Care Units over the course of his career and is currently an attending in the General Surgical and Burn ICUs. He developed and implemented the Adult Rapid Response System at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and currently is co-Chair of the RESQ committee that oversees emergency services such as the cardiac arrest teams at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also sits on the Medical Care Evaluation Committee that develops interdisciplinary hospital policy and is co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Health System ICU Clinical community. Previously he was the Medical Director and founder of the ACCM Critical Care Physician Assistant Residency Program and also the previous Assistant Residency Director and Director of the Medical Student Anesthesiology Clerkship and the Co-director of the Medical Student Critical Care Clerkship. He is currently the Division Director for Critical Care Medicine and Co-director for the General Surgical and Burn ICUs.

Dr. Winters’ research interests have grown over the years, from Microbiology with a focus in microbial molecular pathogenesis, to vascular biology and obesity, pulmonary disease, and currently is focused on the field of Patient Safety and Quality of Care where he has done work on national projects to control hospital acquired infections such as central line associated bloodstream infections, Rapid Response Systems, misdiagnoses, application of cognitive tools and clinical decision support, adverse event reporting systems alarm and alert fatigue and applying technological solutions to patient safety problems. He recently completed a 5-year validation project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Quality and Safety Reporting System.

His avocations include kayaking, cycling, fishing, and ice climbing.