AAAC Candidate – Sapirstein

Adam Sapirstein, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Sapirstein is an associate professor and the Interim Director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a practicing anesthesiologist and surgical intensivist. His residency, fellowship, and early career development was at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research program examined roles of phospholipases A2 in inflammatory injuries of the CNS, lungs, and kidneys. In 2002, he joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins where he developed interests in critical care systems and program management. While at Hopkins, he has served as the Division Chief of Adult Critical Care Medicine, Director of the Division of Information Management and Integration and is the Chair of the Johns Hopkins Critical Care Committee. He is a faculty member of the Armstrong Institute where he has focused on engineering collaborations with the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University. He conducted an evaluation of the role of tele-ICU care within Johns Hopkins Hospital and subsequently was a primary investigator on Project Emerge, a pilot project to test the hypothesis that systems engineering approaches can reduce preventable harm to patients in the ICU. He also led the AHRQ Johns Hopkins Transdisciplinary Learning Lab to Eliminate Patient Harm and Reduce Waste that examined device integration and data aggregation to prevent and predict harm in the ICU.