Dr. Dorman is board certified in internal medicine, anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He is the senior associate dean for education coordination and the associate dean for continuing medical education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a professor and vice-chair for critical care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and has joint appointments as a professor in Internal Medicine, Surgery and the School of Nursing. Previously, he served as the director of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship Program, director of the Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine, co-director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units, medical director of the Adult Post-Anesthesiology Care Units and medical director of Respiratory Care Services. He co-chairs the committee on interactions with industry and serves on the conflict of commitment committee. He also co-chairs the departmental associate professor mentorship committee.
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Dr. Dorman has served on the Anesthesiology and Respiratory Device Committee of the Food and Drug Administration and was a member of the Institutes of Medicine Committee on Conflict of Interest in Education, Research and Practice. He serves on numerous editorial boards, including Critical Care Medicine, ICU Management and Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. He has an extensive background in association leadership and has served as president of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists and president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education. He is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives. He serves on the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and was recently elected by the board to serve as its vice-chair. Dr. Dorman also serves on the Quality Improvement Committee of the American Association of Medical Colleges.
Dr. Dorman joined SCCM in 1988 and has served on and chaired numerous committees and task forces. He was elected treasurer in 2013 and became president-elect in 2015. His term as president will start in February 2016. He also has participated in, and helped lead, guideline-writing groups for the American College of Critical Care Medicine, in which he was inducted as a member in 1997.
He has lectured extensively on ICU leadership and ICU organization and has given numerous lectures in the field of medical education. Dr. Dorman served as co-principal investigator for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant that led to the published monograph The Effectiveness of CME. Dr. Dorman’s ICU-oriented research interests include informatics applications in the ICU such as remote monitoring of critically ill patients, leadership strategies in the ICU, and creating a culture of safety; he is well published in these areas.
In his role as senior associate dean, he helped establish new leadership for the Welch Medical Library and led the team that renovated it. He recently helped rebuild an office of information technology and established a robust office of assessment and evaluation. He serves as the school of medicine representative to the university for online education, which has recently begun to launch new programs.
Dr. Dorman is happily married and has two wonderful children. He loves sports and the sun, his love of which stems from growing up in Florida. He is a die-hard fan of both the Ravens and the Orioles, and follows international football closely. Reading and cooking are his major hobbies.
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