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Preeti R. John, MBBS, MPH, F.A.C.S.

Academic Title:

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

VAMHCS Facility LSTDI Director


10 N. Greene Street

Phone (Primary):

(410) 605-7233

Education and Training

MBBS: St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India.

MPH: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship: Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

General Surgery Residency, Clinical Fellowships: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Baltimore; Rutgers University Hospital, Department of Surgery, Newark.

Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma: Rutgers University Hospital, Newark.

Fellowship in Trauma Surgery: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.


Dr. Preeti John is a general surgeon who is fellowship trained in Trauma and Critical Care. She is triple board certified in the following specialties: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

She currently practices at the VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore and is the Facility LSTDI Director, coordinating all aspects of this Veterans Health Administration's quality improvement initiative (“Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative”) in the in-patient and out-patient settings and intensive care units.

She is a healthcare ethics consultant and serves on the national Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Ethics Committee. She is editor of a widely acclaimed book titled ‘Being a Woman Surgeon – 60 Women Share Their Stories’ and is on the editorial board of the American Medical Women’s Association’s ‘Literary AMWA’ publication. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

End of life care, Pain management

Highlighted Publications

Sample Articles

‘Optimizing Advance Care Planning: The Veterans Health Administration’s Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative’

Journal of Palliative Medicine 2019 Vol 22, No. 5 p478

Society of Critical Care Medicine Crisis Standard of Care Recommendations for Triaging Critical Resources During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Disruptive Physician Behavior: The Importance of Recognition and Intervention and Its Impact on Patient Safety’

Journal of Hospital Medicine 2018 Mar;13(3):210-212



‘Being a Woman Surgeon – Sixty Women Share Their Stories’  

Publisher: Gordian Knot Books, April 2015; Narrative non-fiction 

Sample Book Reviews:

Annals of Surgery March 2016. Vol. 263 - Issue 3: p 621–622.

Bulletin of American College of Surgeons July 2015:

Harvard Medicine Magazine Spring 2016: