Brian Garibaldi, MD

Director, Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit; Associate Professor of Medicine

Brian Garibaldi is an associate 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.