Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd
Jed Wolpaw, MD, MEd, is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and the residency program director for the 80-resident training program. He subspecializes in critical care and attends in the surgical ICUs and in the general adult operating rooms. Dr.Wolpaw received the ASA Excellence in Education Award in 2021.
Dr. Wolpaw graduated magna cum laude with a degree in history from Brown University. He then earned a master’s degree in education at Harvard Graduate School of Education and taught high school history. Subsequently he transitioned to medicine, earning his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, where he also completed his anesthesia residency. He then came to Johns Hopkins for a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. After completing his fellowship in 2015, Dr. Wolpaw joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor.
In addition to running the residency program, he co-runs both the university’s anesthesiology clerkship and ICU clerkship. He is the founder and host of Anesthesia and Critical Care Reviews and Commentary (ACCRAC), a podcast focusing on interesting topics in anesthesia and critical care, with more than 50,000 unique listeners each month around the world.
Dr. Wolpaw has received numerous teaching awards including the Charles Beattie Teacher of the Year award twice, the most prestigious teaching award given by his department each year, and the Resident Advocacy Award in recognition of his work advocating for resident well-being. He was chosen as one of the inaugural winners of the ASA/SEA Distinguished Educator Awards, established in 2019 to honor significant contributions to anesthesiology education. Dr. Wolpaw's research interests include resident well-being, asychronous methods of teaching and learning, and improving the way we teach our trainees. He speaks nationally about resident education, feedback, communication and well-being. He is the chair of the resident education committee of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) and serves on the board of the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors (AACPD). He tweets from the @jwolpaw and @accracpodcast handles.