Esther Oh, M.D., Ph.D.

Esther Oh, MD is the 2022 Sarah Miller Coulson CIM/HAP Scholar.  Dr. Oh is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is currently the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center.  Oh’s research, clinical work and educational activities seek to foster targeted and personalized treatment, care and cure for patients with memory disorders with a focus on interdisciplinary and team science approaches. This work includes the development of biomarkers for early detection of AD and to predict postoperative delirium, delirium and cognitive changes after surgery.  Other areas of focus include long-term cognitive changes associated with COVID-19; sensory changes associated with AD; and cognitive impairment in the context of multimorbidities and polypharmacy. As part of her engagement in the HAP Scholar program, she will continue important work on a program to detect delirium risk and provide physicians with delirium interventions for vulnerable patients based on machine-learning algorithms.