Dr. Shanholtz

Carl B. Shanholtz, M.D. Carl B. Shanholtz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department: Division
Greenebaum Cancer Center: Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
Greenebaum Cancer Center: Hematology/Oncology
Medicine: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Special Interests: Acute Lung Injury; ARDS; Sepsis; Oncologic Critical care; Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
Medical Degree: Thomas Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship: Greenebaum Cancer Center, Oncology; Johns Hopkins Hospital, Critical Care Medicine
Certification: Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Medical Oncology


Dr. Shanholtz has been involved in numerous multicenter clinical trials in critically ill medical patients with acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and critically ill oncology patients.

He has collaborated with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on ventilatory strategies in acute lung injury (ARDSnet) and is collaborating with Surgical Critical Care in creating a multidisciplinary critical care research, education, and clinical service. Another interest has been in medical informatics and the development of computerized physician documentation for the School of Medicine.

Current Positions:

  • Medical Director, University of Maryland Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Director, University of Maryland Medical System Respiratory Care Department

Current Research Interests:

  • Acute Lung Injury

  • Sepsis

  • Medical Informatics in the Critical Care Setting

  • Education:

    • M.D.- Jefferson Medical College (1983)
    • House Staff Training: Internship, Internal Medicine, U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego (1983-1984)
    • House Staff Training: Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center (1988-1989)
    • Fellowship: Medical Oncology, University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center (1989-1990, 1992-1993)
    • Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1990-1992)

    Contact Information:
    1-800-373-4111 (physicians only)
    1-800-492-5538 (patients only)
    1-410-328-8919 (news media only)

    This page was last updated: July 14, 2015

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