Roy Brower is a Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Brower has focused the energy of the critical care staff to develop rigorous, evidence-based protocols and practice guidelines to reduce medical errors, improve the clinical research environment, and serve as effective teaching tools.
Brower’s earlier research explored cardiopulmonary interactions and pulmonary circulation physiology. He has led four multicenter clinical trials of lung-protective mechanical ventilation strategies in patients with ARDS. One of these trials demonstrated substantially improved clinical outcomes in ARDS patients who received mechanical ventilation with lower tidal volumes. Brower was a member of the NIH ARDS Network from its inception in 1994. He is now the Chair of the Steering Committee of the new NIH Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network.