John B. Sampson, MD
Program Coordination / FCCS Course Coordinator
Dr. Sampson is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the director of anesthesia for the Johns Hopkins Global Surgical Initiative’s Collaborative for Surgery, Obstetrics, Anesthesiology, and Public Health. Dr. Sampson is also executive director of the Johns Hopkins Austere Anesthesia Health Outcomes Research Group. He is committed to improving perioperative care and raising awareness of healthcare problems in Africa.
Louisdon Pierre, MD, MBA, FCCM
PFCCS Course Coordinator
Dr. Pierre received his medical degree from Universidad de Montemorelos in Mexico, He completed general pediatrics training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Long Island Jewish Hospital, Cohen Children’s Medical Center. He is boardcertified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care and received an MBA in healthcare from George Washington University. Dr. Pierre is a pediatric intensive care specialist with more than 18 years of experience.
Jorge Luis Hidalgo, MD, MACP, FCCP, MCCM
Tropical Diseases of Critical Care Coordinator
Dr. Hidalgo has a medical degree from Centro Universitario de Occidente, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and holds a Master of Critical Care Medicine. For the past 10 years, Dr. Hidalgo has been actively involved with several committees, introducing FCCS in Central America and introducing the Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course in South and North America. Dr. Hidalgo is also actively involved in arbovirus research.
Mary Jane Reed, MD, FCCM
Dr. Reed graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern and has been a surgeon and intensivist for more than a decade at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, USA.. She has participated in several humanitarian missions including Project Hope in Latin American and repeated trips to Africa with Project Africa Global. She has taught disaster medicine nationally and internationally. Dr. Reed recently traveled to the Dominican Republic in an effort to improve that country’s ability to care for the seriously ill and injured after the January 2010 earthquake.
Marie R. Baldisseri, MD, MPH, FCCM
Obstetrics Critical Care Coordinator
Dr. Baldisseri graduated from the Universidad de Navarra Fac de Med, Pamplona, Spain and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, specializing in critical care medicine. She has a keen interest in humanitarian medical mission work and has worked in South America with Project Hope and in Swaziland with Project Africa. She recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to teach disaster medicine and to meet regional and national government officials in order to augment the critical care capacity of the Dominican health system.
Arinola Sanusi, MBBS
President of Critical Care Society of Nigeria
Dr. Sanusi leads the executive committee of the Critical Care Society of Nigeria (CCSN), which is actively working to establish itself and to ensure that the international community is aware of the growth of critical care in Nigeria. As a society, CCSN will integrate stakeholders in critical care medicine, including nurses, with the aim of improving best practices and patent care. CCSN is a nonprofit, nongovernmental association comprising all anaesthetists and other physicians who are involved or interested in critical care medicine.
Bisola Onajin-Obembe, MBBS
President of the Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists
Dr. Onajin-Obembe is the returning president of the Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists and consultant anaesthesiologist at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. She practices and teaches pediatric anaesthesia, as well as anaesthesia for maxillofacial and ear, nose and throat surgeries. Dr. Onajin-Obembe was the West African Health Organization Fellow for professional and linguistic exchange of health professionals within ECOWAS in 2011 at Service d’Anesthésie Réanimation.
SCCM Program Coordinator
Ken Klarich is SCCM's hospital relations manager and Fundamentals product line co-lead. Ken works with hospitals, universities and societies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America to improve their critical care education programming.