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Richard Waldhorn
Richard Waldhorn, MD
Contributing Scholar
Expertise: Internal and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine


Professional Profile

Dr. Waldhorn is a Contributing Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a physician trained in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Waldhorn’s research focuses on hospital emergency preparedness and response for mass casualty events including work on hospital and community preparedness for pandemic influenza and other public health emergencies.

From 2004 to 2010 he served as Distinguished Scholar at the Center. He has served on working groups of the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research and the American College of Chest Physicians on mass casualty acute hospital and critical care. He has spoken at national conferences on hospital and intensive care unit preparedness for pandemic influenza. He is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism).

Prior to working for the Center, Dr. Waldhorn worked at Georgetown University Hospital, where from 2001 to 2004 he served as the Anton and Margaret Fuisz Professor of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician in Chief. Prior to that, he directed Georgetown’s Medical Intensive Care Unit and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1981.

Dr. Waldhorn received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and an MD from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine and pulmonary and critical care medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Sleep Disorders Medicine.