A D John

A D John

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, USA

Title: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation- How can we improve?


Amballur David John is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the director of student education for the department. John received a B.A. from Harvard and an M.D. from New York Medical College. He completed an internship and a residency in internal medicine at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, Massachusetts. After a residency in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins, he conducted a fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.After a year as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. John came to John Hopkins in 2002 as an instructor and joined the faculty in 2003 as an assistant professor.He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and has been named among America’s Top Anesthesiologists. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was first successfully done by Dr. Peter Safar at Baltimore City Hospital (now-Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center). Since the 1960's, massive educational efforts have been instituted by a variety of organizations to increase awareness and to define the essential components of basic and advanced life saving skills. Yet, survival rates remain poor for out of hospital cardiopulmonary arrests and are location dependent within hospitals. The field of medicine has advanced markedly over the past five decades, but cardiopulmonary resuscitation appears stagnant. Why? How can we improve survival from cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

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