Mohamed Rehman, M.D., has joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as chair of the Department of Anesthesia and professor of anesthesiology and critical care and pediatrics (PAR) with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rehman serves as a key member of the physician leadership committee—leaders of seven clinical academic departments, including four multidisciplinary institutes—that works collaboratively with the executive team to shape the hospital’s ongoing transformation as a leading pediatric academic health system.
He leads a new focus on perioperative health informatics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, drawing on his nationally recognized expertise in medical and clinical informatics to expand evidence-based medicine initiatives focused on surgery, anesthesia and perioperative medicine. This is an important focus within Health Informatics Core established at Johns Hopkins All Children’s in 2016 to use data analytics to enhance outcomes, patient safety and value.
The anesthesiology program Dr. Rehman leads was recently elevated from a division to a department of the medical staff. This reflects the growing scope of the program’s clinical and research initiatives dedicated to advancing anesthesia care for children. The department includes board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists who have a wide range of advanced training and expertise that benefits patients at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Specialized programs include cardiac anesthesia, neonatal anesthesia, regional anesthesia and acute and chronic pain management. It is the sole program in the state of Florida that participates in Wake Up Safe, the only national pediatric anesthesia safety initiative and outcomes registry.
In his leadership role, Dr. Rehman will build and enhance programs to support the highest level of quality and safety across the perioperative continuum of care.
Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Dr. Rehman was a professor of clinical anesthesiology and critical care and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He held multiple leadership roles at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), including director of transplant anesthesia, and was the anesthesia team leader for the world’s first bilateral hand transplant and several conjoint twin separations.
Dr. Rehman developed the first biomedical informatics program within a pediatric anesthesia and critical care program while serving as director of hospital information management for CHOP’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Medicine and director of perioperative information technology. He was the first endowed chair in biomedical informatics and entrepreneurial sciences at CHOP. He was a senior faculty member of the Department of Biomedical & Health Informatics at CHOP and a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the Wharton School of Business.
Dr. Rehman is board certified in anesthesiology, with subspecialty certification in critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesia. He also holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, clinical informatics subspecialty. A graduate of Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India, he completed a pediatric residency at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, an anesthesia residency at the University of Miami, and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care at CHOP. He also completed training in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health and Science University and business training from the Wharton School of Business. He is the author of more than 50 original research publications and review articles and more than 70 scientific abstracts. His leadership roles at the national level include serving as chair of the Biomedical Informatics and Technology Group of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and president of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.
*PAR stands for Pending Academic Review, a standard step in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine academic appointment process.