Established in 1993 by the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in honor of Mark C. Rogers

MARK C. ROGERS arrived at Johns Hopkins in 1977 to become director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, after training in pediatrics, cardiology, anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. In 1980, he was named anesthesiologist-in-chief. Leading the Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine for the next 12 years, Dr. Rogers propelled both the department and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to the forefront of medicine in the United States. His textbooks in pediatric intensive care in anesthesiology are used throughout the world. A former Fulbright Scholar, he headed the Fulbright selection committee from 1987 to 1988.

Dr. Rogers left Johns Hopkins in 1992 to serve as vice chancellor for health affairs at Duke University Medical Center and as executive director and chief executive officer at Duke Hospital and Health Network. He next became a senior executive of the firm that sequenced the human genome, head of a major biotech investment bank, and a founder of multiple public biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Rogers is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.


JOHN ULATOWSKI, the Mark C. Rogers Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, is the director of that department and the anesthesiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Two fellowships at Hopkins in 1990-91 led to his appointment to the faculty. He became full professor in 2003. 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 non-invasive 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 stroke. The author of more than fifty scientific articles and nine book chapters, and co-editor of one book, he is a member of many presitigious professional societies and editorial boards, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Academy of Neurology, the Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care, the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and the Association of University Anesthesiologists.