Jed Wolpaw MD, M.Ed is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and residency program director for the 85 resident training program. He subspecializes in critical care and attends in the surgical ICUs and in the general adult ORs.

Jed graduated magna cum laude with a degree in History from Brown University. He then received a master’s degree in education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught high school history. Subsequently he transitioned to medicine, receiving his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine where he graduated AOA and was chosen to be the student commencement speaker. He stayed at UCSF to complete his Anesthesia residency. He then came to Johns Hopkins for a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine which he completed in 2015. After completing his fellowship Dr. Wolpaw joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins.

In addition to running the residency program he co-runs both the Anesthesiology clerkship and the ICU clerkship. He is the founder and host of Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC), a podcast focusing on interesting topics in anesthesia and critical care which has more than 50,000 unique listeners each month in more than 100 countries around the world and more than 5 million total downloads.

Dr. Wolpaw has received numerous teaching awards including the Charles Beattie Teacher of the Year award twice, the most prestigious teaching award given by his department each year, and the resident advocacy award twice in recognition of his work advocating for resident well-being. He received the Lisa Heiser excellence in education teaching award from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2020. Dr. Wolpaw was chosen as one of the inaugural winners of the ASA/SEA Distinguished Educator Award, established in 2019 to honor significant contributions to anesthesiology education. In 2021 Dr. Wolpaw was chosen as the winner of the ASA Excellence in Anesthesia Education Award, the most prestigious national award in anesthesiology education. In 2022, Dr. Wolpaw was the recipient of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) Education Innovation Award.

Dr. Wolpaw’s research interests include resident well-being, asychronous methods of teaching and learning, and improving the way we teach our trainees. He speaks nationally and internationally about resident education, feedback, communication, and well-being. He is the past chair of the resident education committee of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) and a current member of their board of directors, and he is the president of the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD).

Dr. Wolpaw is the proud father of 3 amazing daughters and husband to an incredible woman and physician. He is on X @jwolpaw and @accracpodcast.