Brian Garibaldi is an assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, where he attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and the Interstitial Lung Disease clinic.
Brian was instrumental in creating the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU), one of 10 federally funded BCUs that provide care for patients infected with high consequence pathogens such as Ebola virus disease. He has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges of the biocontainment environment and understands the specific threats to both healthcare worker and patient safety in the setting of highly infectious diseases. In addition to leading the BCU, he worked closely with the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to design the state Ebola response plan, served on the Region 3 Preparedness Committee to design the mid-Atlantic response to high consequence pathogens.
Brian is an accomplished clinical educator and has taken on numerous educational and leadership roles Johns Hopkins. He is currently pursuing his Master of Education in the Health Professions at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. In recognition of his innovative bedside teaching methods he was awarded the first Jeremiah A. Barondess fellowship in the clinical transaction through the New York Academy of Medicine, the Berkheimer Faculty Scholar Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, and a visiting scholarship to the American Board of Medical Specialties. In 2017, he co-founded and became the first president of the Society of Bedside Medicine, an organization devoted to education, innovation and research on the role of the clinical encounter in 21st century medicine.
Brian grew up in New York City and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in biological anthropology. Before earning his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Brian spent a year studying flamenco and classical guitar in Spain as part of the John Finley Fellowship from Harvard College. He completed his internal medicine residency as well as pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He also served as Chief Resident from 2008-2009. Brian is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He lives with his wife and 2 children in Baltimore, Maryland.
Medical Director, The Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit
Associate Program Director, The Osler Medical Residency Program
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Co-President, Society of Bedside Medicine