Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Peri-Operative Services, VA Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHCS); Integrated Ethics Program Director, Chair of Ethics Consultation Service, VAMHCS. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Ethics Committee Vice-Chair.
VA Maryland Healthcare System (VAMHCS), 10 N. Greene Street, Department of Surgery, Room 5C-119
Education and Training
- St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, MBBS, Bangalore, India
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, MPH, Baltimore, MD
- Johns Hopkins University Division of Gastroenterology, and Department of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Baltimore, MD
- Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery, General Surgery Residency, Baltimore, MD
- Rutgers University Hospital Department of Surgery, Clinical Fellowships, Newark, NJ
- Rutgers University Hospital, Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma, Newark. NJ
- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fellowship in Trauma Surgery, Baltimore, MD
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 (VAMHCS), where she was appointed in 2022 to be the Director of Peri-Operative Services. This role involves collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Nurses and Laboratory Services staff, in order to implement and maintain performance improvement action plans and ensure optimal patient/ family experience in the peri-operative setting.
Dr. John is a healthcare ethics consultant (certified by the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities), and serves as chair of the VAMHCS Ethics Consultation service. She is vice-chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Ethics Committee (2022 - 2024).
She is the editor of a 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.
Healthcare Ethics, End of Life Care, Palliative Medicine, Tele-Critical Care
Do Not Attempt Resuscitation in the Operating Room: A Misconstrued Paradox?
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, May 2022
DNR in the OR: Do Not Retain or Do Not Rescind? Use Your H.E.A.D
The American Surgeon, November 2020
Optimizing Acetaminophen Use in Patients with Risk Factors for Hepatotoxicity: Reviewing Dosing Recommendations in Adults
Pain Medicine, Oxford Academic; pnaa274
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression of the Upper Extremity for Post-Operative Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis: A Pilot Randomized Trial
The American Surgeon, November 2020
Optimizing Advance Care Planning: The Veterans Health Administration’s Life Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative
Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2019 Vol 22, No. 5 p478
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)
2022 Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine
Anthology Tells the Story of 60 Female Surgeons
Baltimore Sun, March 11, 2015
Dr. Preeti John on Ethics in Surgery, COVID-19, and Sharing the Stories of Women Physicians
Association of Women Surgeons Podcast
Dr. Preeti John: Surgical Palliative Care at the VA
The Surgical Palliative Care Podcast