John A. Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine

Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Dr. Ulatowski is one of the world’s leading investigators into the regulatory mechanisms of cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain. His ongoing research includes the development and application of noninvasive techniques for monitoring brain function, fluid management, and sedation in patients with brain injury, use of novel oxygen carriers in blood, and new techniques and therapies for brain injury.

A new area of exploration for Dr. Ulatowski is that of health service research toward the design of safer systems surrounding the care of perioperative/periprocedural patients. Anesthesiologists, intensive care physicians, and pain physicians have led the way in creating safe environments in individual ORs, ICU rooms, and interventional pain procedure rooms. The next generation of perioperative physicians will create even safer environments around OR suites, ICUs, and pain clinics to ensure better preparation, safe passage of patients, to prevent even the occasional mistake made by well-meaning practitioners. They will use information technologies and analytical business tools to improve outcomes (medical, financial, human resource, and patient satisfaction). His goal is that anesthesiologists will be population scientists for periprocedure patients.

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Academy Neurology
  • Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Association of University Anesthesiologists
  • Maryland State Medical Society
  • Society for Education in Anesthesia
  • International Anesthesia Research Society