Jonathan Sevransky, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Dr. Sevransky completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and his medical education and the George Washington University of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at the Presbyterian Hospital of New York (Columbia University) and then a fellowship in Critical Care at the National Institutes of Health and in pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1999, and served as the director of the MICU at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from 1999-2011. While at Johns Hopkins, he completed a masters in clinical investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Sevransky was recruited to Emory in 2011, where he currently serves as associate professor of medicine, the director of the Medical ICU at Emory University Hospital, and as the assistant director for the Emory Center for Critical Care for Medicine and Emory University Hospital.

Jon’s clinical, educational and research center on the treatment of patients with life-threatening illness. He is a clinical investigator with a primary interest in the treatment of patients with sepsis and complications of sepsis such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and septic shock. An additional focus of investigation is the identification of patient and hospital related factors that may modify treatment effects of novel agents in clinical trials.

Current research projects include studies looking at early markers of sepsis in patients presenting to the emergency room, attempts to improve the treatment patients with sepsis, including potential prehospital markers, a large cohort trial examining the role of ICU organization and structure on in patient mortality, and an investigation of clinical outcomes important to patients with sepsis and ARDS.

Dr Sevransky currently serves as the president of the internal medicine section of the society for critical care medicine, and serves as an associate editor for the journal “Critical Care Medicine.” He was also a founding member of the US Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group, and currently serves as the associate chair for finance. He sees patients at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and mentors fellows, residents and medical students in clinical investigation in critical care.