Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, and Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, Dr. Sharfstein served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he was involved in establishing hospital global budgets. He also served as Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City. From July 2001 to December 2005, he served as minority professional staff and health policy advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman. A pediatrician, Dr. Sharfstein and his family live in Baltimore, Maryland.

My Sessions

Next system hospitals: Cost, quality, & innovation

Presidential Ballroom

How do the current economics of hospitals drive their behavior? What policy levers can we use to change these incentives? How do we bring hospitals into the next health system? In this featured panel, Next System Hospitals: Cost, Quality, and Innovation, we will talk about the success of Maryland’s globally budgeted hospital system, and how it could […]

Next Health System