Adam Webb, MD

    Associate Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurosurgery

    Associate Professor

    Emory University Department of Neurology

    Associate Professor

    Emory University Department of Pediatrics

    Chief Quality Officer

    Emory University Hospital

    Senior Faculty Fellow

    Emory Center for Ethics

    Education

    • BA, Emory University, 1999
    • MD, Emory University, 2003
    • Internal Medicine Internship, Emory University, 2004
    • Neurology Residency, Emory University, 2007
    • Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Emory University, 2009

    Biography

    Dr. Adam Webb received his BA in Philosophy and Economics from Emory University.  He went on to receive his MD from Emory School of Medicine and completed residency training in Neurology and fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at Emory as well.  He currently holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Emory School of Medicine. 

    Dr. Webb is a neurointensivist and also serves as the Chief Quality Officer for Emory University Hospital.  He is the chair of the Quality Measurement Subcommittee for the American Academy of Neurology.  He is also a senior faculty fellow at the Emory Center for Ethics.

    Dr. Webb’s areas of clinical expertise include quality and performance improvement, patient safety, and critical care management of stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and brain death. 

    Honors

    • Emory University Ethics Center Ethics and Servant Leadership Scholar, 2000
    • Magna cum laude, Emory University Department of Philosophy, 1999
    • Pi Sigma Tau, National Philosophy Honor Society, 1999

    Clinical Focus

    • Hospital Administration
    • Risk Management
    • Brain Death
    • Medical Ethics
    • Medical Errors
    • Patient Safety
    • Quality Improvement

    Society Memberships

    • American Academy of Neurology
    • Medical Association of Georgia
    • Neurocritical Care Society
    • Society Critical Care Medicine 

    Research

    • Intraventricular nicardipine in treatment vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. 
    • Family communication in the ICU
    • ICU quality and safety

    Publications

    Published and Accepted Research Articles (clinical, basic science, other) in Refereed Journals:          
    • Sathornsumetee B, Webb A., Hill D, Newman N, Biuosse V. 2006, Subretinal Hemorrhage From a Peripaillary Choroidal Neovascular Membrane in Papilledema Caused by Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.  Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 2006; 23:197-198.
    • Webb A, Kolenda J, Martin K, Wright W, Samuels O. The Effect of Intraventricular Administration of Nicardipine on Mean Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity Measured by Transcranial Doppler in the Treatment of Vasospasm Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care 2009;12:159-164.
    • Samuels O, Webb A, Culler S, Martin K, Barrow D. Impact of a dedicated neurocritical care team in treating patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care 2011;14:334-340.
    • Webb A, Samuels O. Reversible brain death after cardiopulmonary arrest and induced hypothermia. Crit Care Med 2011;39:1538-1542.
    • Nahab F, Takesaka J, Mailyan E, Judd L, Culler S, Webb A, Frankel M, Choi D, Helmers S. Avoidable 30-day readmissions among patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular disease.  The Neurohospitalist 2012;2:7-11.
    • Rangaraju S, Webb A. Status epilepticus following inhalational exposure to Bifenthrin, a type II pyrethroid.  Clinical Toxicology 2013;51:906
    • Skukalek S, Winkler A, Kang J, Dion J, Cawley CM, Webb A, Dannenbaum M, Schutte A, Asbury B, Tong F. Effect of antiplatelet therapy and platelet function testing on hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications in patients with cerebral aneurysms treated with the pipeline embolization device: a review and meta-analysis.  J NeuroIntervent Surg 2016;8:58-65
    • Josephson SA, Ferro J, Cohen A, Webb A, Lee E, Vespa P. Quality improvement in Neurology: Inpatient and emergency care quality measure set executive summary.  Neurology 2017;89:730-735. PMID: 28733339
    • Maier CL, Asbury WH, Duncan A, Robbins A, Webb A, Stowell SR, Roback JD. Using an Old Test for New Tricks: Measuring Direct Oral Anti-Xa Drug Levels By Conventional Heparin-Calibrated Anti-Xa Assay.  Am J Hematol. 2019; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30734369
    Published and Accepted Research Articles (clinical, basic science, other) in Refereed Journals: 
    • Sathornsumetee B, Webb A., Hill D, Newman N, Biuosse V. 2006, Subretinal Hemorrhage From a Peripaillary Choroidal Neovascular Membrane in Papilledema Caused by Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.  Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 2006; 23:197-198.
    • Webb A, Kolenda J, Martin K, Wright W, Samuels O. The Effect of Intraventricular Administration of Nicardipine on Mean Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity Measured by Transcranial Doppler in the Treatment of Vasospasm Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care 2009;12:159-164.
    • Samuels O, Webb A, Culler S, Martin K, Barrow D. Impact of a dedicated neurocritical care team in treating patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care 2011;14:334-340.
    • Webb A, Samuels O. Reversible brain death after cardiopulmonary arrest and induced hypothermia. Crit Care Med 2011;39:1538-1542.
    • Nahab F, Takesaka J, Mailyan E, Judd L, Culler S, Webb A, Frankel M, Choi D, Helmers S. Avoidable 30-day readmissions among patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular disease.  The Neurohospitalist 2012;2:7-11.
    • Rangaraju S, Webb A. Status epilepticus following inhalational exposure to Bifenthrin, a type II pyrethroid.  Clinical Toxicology 2013;51:906
    • Skukalek S, Winkler A, Kang J, Dion J, Cawley CM, Webb A, Dannenbaum M, Schutte A, Asbury B, Tong F. Effect of antiplatelet therapy and platelet function testing on hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications in patients with cerebral aneurysms treated with the pipeline embolization device: a review and meta-analysis.  J NeuroIntervent Surg 2016;8:58-65
    • Josephson SA, Ferro J, Cohen A, Webb A, Lee E, Vespa P. Quality improvement in Neurology: Inpatient and emergency care quality measure set executive summary.  Neurology 2017;89:730-735. PMID: 28733339
    • Maier CL, Asbury WH, Duncan A, Robbins A, Webb A, Stowell SR, Roback JD. Using an Old Test for New Tricks: Measuring Direct Oral Anti-Xa Drug Levels By Conventional Heparin-Calibrated Anti-Xa Assay.  Am J Hematol. 2019; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30734369
    Book Chapters:
    • Webb A, Samuels O. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy.  In Decision Making in Neurocritical Care. New York: Theime.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Arteriovenous Malformations and Cavernous Carotid Fistulas. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Arteriovenous Malformations and Cavernous Carotid Fistulas. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Samuels O, Webb A. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. In Neurocritical Care Board Review.  Neurocritical Care Society.
    • Webb A. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  In Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring. Springer.
    • Samuels O, Ahmed W, Webb A. Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopahty. In Decision Making in Neurocritical Care, Second Edition. Theime Medical Publishers
    • Webb A, Samuels O. 2015. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  In The Practice of Neurocritical Care. Neurocritical Care Society.

    Manuals, Videos, Computer Programs, and Other Teaching Aids:

    • Shared Decision Making Podcast, American Academy of Neurology, 2014.
    • Case Study: Team STEPPS®, American Academy of Neurology Website, 2014.
    • Neurolearn: Patient Safety, The Role of Health Information Technology in Patient Safety, American Academy of Neurology, 2016.
    • Neurolearn: Patient Safety, Advancing Patient Safety Through Systems Thinking and Design, American Academy of Neurology, 2016.

    Published Abstracts:

    • Webb AC, Samuels OB. Reversible brain death following cardiopulmonary arrest. Critical Care Medicine. 2010;38:12 (Suppl):723.
    • Rutledge WC, Dannenbaum MJ, Webb AC, Skukalek SL, Schuette AJ, Case DB, Asbury B, Tong FC, Dion JE, Cawley CM, Winkler AM. Prevalence of Non-responsiveness to Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms Utilizing Flow Diversion with the Pipeline Embolization Device. Stroke. 2013;44:AWMP27.
    • Dannenbaum MJ, Schuette AJ, Rutledge WC, McCracken DJ, Skukalek SL, Case DB, Webb AC, Asbury W, Tong FC, Dion JE, Winkler A, Cawley CM. Rates Of Complications And Aneurysm Occlusion In Patients Undergoing Treatment Of Cerebral Aneurysms Utilizing Flow Diversion With The Pipeline Embolization Device And Algorithm Adjusted Antiplatelet Therapy. Stroke. 2013;44:ATMP25.
    • Kass-Hout T*, Kass-hout O, Winningham M, Bishara N, Mailyan E, Webb A, Martin K, Samuels O, Nahab F. Utility of Prolonged Transcranial Doppler Monitoring in the Detection of Vasospasm and Stroke after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Is 10 days enough? Stroke. 2013;44:AWP430.

    Other Publications:

    • Webb A, Samuels O. There is no reversible brain death.  Crit Care Med 2011;39:2206
    • Webb A, Samuels O. Brain Death:  The contemporary neurological imperative.  Crit Care Med 2011;39:2589-2590
    • Webb A, Samuels O. “Brain death” is a useful fiction.  Crit Care Med 2012;40:1394
    • Webb A. The Power of Clinical Registries and Quality Improvement Collaboratives. JAMA Neurology, ePub ahead of print Aug 2018.