AACPD Candidate – Wolpaw

Jed Wolpaw MD, MEd

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Jed Wolpaw MD, MEd is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and residency program director for the 80 resident training program. He subspecializes in critical care and currently attends in the Cardiac Surgical ICU, the general surgical ICU, 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 for two years. 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 June 2015. After completing his fellowship Dr. Wolpaw joined the faculty as an assistant professor. 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 is downloaded by more than 25,000 unique listeners each month around the world. At the end of his first year on faculty Dr. Wolpaw was awarded the Charles Beattie Teacher of the Year award, the most prestigious teaching award given by the department each year. The following year he was awarded the resident advocacy award in recognition of his work advocating for resident well-being. Dr. Wolpaw's research interests include resident well-being, alternative methods of teaching and learning, and improving the way we teach our trainees. He speaks nationally about resident education, communication, and well-being. He is the chair designee for the resident education committee of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA).

Brief Candidate Statement

I am honored to be considered for this position. I have been lucky to have incredible mentorship in my early years as a program director thanks in no small part to the connections I have made through AACPD. I believe that we can continue to learn and grow from building networks between our programs and between our organization and others. As chair designee for the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) resident education committee I will look for more opportunities for our two organizations to collaborate. I also believe that we should experiment with different forms of communication to further our goals as an organization. My podcast, ACCRAC, now has more than 25,000 monthly listeners worldwide, making it an excellent platform to foster collaboration. We can also harness the power of social media to connect and share in new ways. I would be honored to have the opportunity to give back to the organization by serving in this role and am deeply appreciative of your consideration.