Thank you for your interest in the Anesthesia Technology Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
It is exciting to have a program so that current anesthesia technicians and anesthesia technology students have a place to pursue higher education. The collaboration between Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) exemplifies a commitment to the advancement of the anesthesia technology profession. My first experiences as an anesthesia technician afforded only on the job training. My experiences working with the best and brightest anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists in the world encouraged me to pursue anesthesia technician certification. Our JHH anesthesia technicians are well trained and are the backbone of our anesthesia care teams. Our patients receive superior care that is safe, skilled, and compassionate.
The primary goal of our program is to train and educate competent individuals to work as anesthesia technologists. The mission of the hospital and department is centered around patient care, education, and research. When the idea was presented to our Department Chair, Dr. Colleen Koch, to start a program, she was enthusiastic in getting it implemented right here at Johns Hopkins. We, in collaboration with CCBC initiated the work of starting the program in 2015.
Johns Hopkins is world renowned for firsts. Our program is first of its kind in the state of Maryland and the region to offer this program. Our collaboration with CCBC offers Hopkins employees and the citizens of Baltimore an added option in the field of allied health professions.
I believe this program to be the beginning of an invaluable career as an anesthesia technologist. Our program is designed to enrich our knowledge and skills to allow us to superiorly contribute to the anesthesia care team. With the establishment of our program, medical institutions across the world will see the value of adding anesthesia technologists to their anesthesia care teams. If you are interested in the field of anesthesia technology, I welcome you to consider our program.
Anesthesia Technology Program Director