AACPD Candidate – Wolpaw

Jed Wolpaw MD, MEd

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

I am honored to be considered for the position of president-elect of our society after serving 2 terms on the council. I was 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 of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Resident Education Committee I will continue to 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 50,000 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 help run the PD and APD Facebook group which has been a helpful avenue for collaboration over the past few years and will continue to expand that platform. Additionally, we are facing a pivotal time in residency education. The newly released ACGME Common Program Requirements have removed the mandatory protected time for program directors and program coordinators. It is now up to individual review committees to determine whether to require support, and how much, if any, to require. It is imperative that our society advocate for the support we need to do our jobs and support our trainees. I will make this a top priority for the council and our society as a whole. I would be honored to have the opportunity to continue to give back to the organization by serving as president-elect and am deeply appreciative of your consideration.

Brief Bio:

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 80 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 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2020.

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. Dr. Wolpaw will be awarded the ASA Excellence in Education Award, the most prestigious national award in anesthesiology education, at the 2021 Anesthesiology Meeting in San Diego during the Rovenstine Lecture.

Dr. Wolpaw's research interests include resident well-being, asynchronous methods of teaching and learning, and improving the way we teach our trainees. He speaks nationally about resident education, feedback, communication, and well-being. He is the chair of the resident education committee of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) and serves on the board of the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD). He is on twitter @jwolpaw and @accracpodcast.