Clinical Assistant Professor
Education and Training
- MD - Loma Linda University School of Medicine 2002-2004
- MD - George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2004-2006
- Resident - Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2006-2010
- Fellowship - National Institutes of Health – Critical Care Medicine 2010- 2014
- Fellowship - University of Maryland School of Medicine – Pulmonary Medicine 2011-2013
- Attending - University of Maryland School of Medicine – Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine 2014-present
Dr. Gifford graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, with a degree in Biophysics. She then pursued her medical education starting at Loma Lindy University School of Medicine, and finishing at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her internal medicine internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. During her residency, she took a 1-year approved leave in order to participate in research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Afterwards, she completed her fellowship training for critical care medicine at the National Institutes of Health and for pulmonary medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
telemedicine; tele-ICU; clinical decision-support
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Davydow DS, Gifford JM, Desai SV, Needham DM, Bienvenu OJ. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in General Intensive Care Unit Survivors: A Systematic Review. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2008 Jul; 30(5): 421-434.
Davydow DS, Gifford JM, Desai SV, Bienvenu OJ, Needham DM. Depression in General Intensive Care Unit Survivors: A Systematic Review. Intensive Care Medicine. 2009 May; 35(5): 796-809.
Gifford JM, Husain N, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Needham DM. Baseline Quality of Life before Intensive Care: A Comparison of Patient versus Proxy Responses. Critical Care Medicine. 2010 Mar; 38(3):855-60.
Dinglas VD, Gifford JM, Husain N, Colantuoni E, Needham DM. Quality of Life Before Intensive Care Using EQ-5D: Patient versus Proxy Responses. Critical Care Medicine. 2013 Jan; 41(1): 9-14.
Accepted Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (Awaiting publication)
Gifford JM, Vaeth E, Richards K, Siddiqui T, Franey C, Wilson L, DeLisle S. Decision Support During Electronic Prescription to Stem Antibiotic Overuse For Acute Respiratory Infections: A Long-Term, Quasi-Experimental Study. BMC Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Gifford attends in the medical intensive care unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center and is a preceptor for the ICM II course at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is also a teleintensivist for both the University of Maryland eCare program and the Veterans Affairs VISN 10 TeleICU program. She serves as Associate Medical Director for the Baltimore satellite hub of the VA VISN 10 TeleICU program.