Instructor in Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Department of Emergency Medicine, Neville House
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
1995 - 1998
New York Medical College Trustee's Scholarship
Summer Research Fellowship
2002 - 2003
Charles R. Drew Mission Award
Emergency Medicine Service Award
2007 - 2008
THE ESTHER B. KAHN FUND Young Investigator in Emergency Medicine Award
Mitchell Goldman Service Award
Annual Scientific Award
2012 - 2013
Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship Award Department of Emergency
As a critical care fellowship trained emergency physician practicing in both the emergency department (ED) and surgical intensive care unit (SICU), I am interested in patient care processes for ED patients requiring critical care services. As background to studying these critically-ill patients, I have learned research methodologies by attaining a certificate in Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health in 2007. Since 2007, I have worked on evaluating the incidence of central line associated blood stream infection from central catheters placed in our ED. Also, I participated as site-investigator for the “Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock” trial (www.processtrial.net) to evaluate the role of protocolized, quantitative resuscitation treatments in the management of severe sepsis and septic shock starting from the ED and continuing to the ICU. Our site has been consistently a top enrolling site, ending 3rd with 99 subjects enrolled. During enrollment for the ProCESS trial, I was site-PI for two other ancillary studies evaluating the microcirculation and the long-term outcome of acute kidney injury and cardiovascular consequences. I was awarded an intramural grant for a pilot proposal to evaluate the incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in two high enrolling ProCESS study sites, and to develop a feasible standard operating procedure for other sites to submit their radiographic images onto a platform, which we are currently building. At the hospital level, I represented the ED as a member of the writing committee for the “Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest Guidelines of Care” and helped organized strategic alliances among different specialty providers. Recently, I am also participating as a co-investigator to develop and implement a national survey to evaluate ED best practices to reduce healthcare associated infections (HAI).
In the SICU, I became involved with the US Critical Illness and Injury Trial Group Lung Injury Prevention Study (USCIITG-LIPS) in 2009 and was the site-investigator for a multicenter cohort study in the derivation and validation of Lung Injury Prediction Score in patients at risk for ARDS. To further this research, I was involved in a pilot studying the barriers to implementing a simple intervention (CLIP-Checklist for Lung Injury Prevention), which has the potential to reduce ARDS development in at-risk hospitalized patients. In addition to serving as council member to the USCIITG Prevention of Organ Failure Program (www.usciitg.org), I am currently serving as site-PI for the Lung Injury Prevention Study with Aspirin (LIPS-A) and Co-PI for the Acute Lung Injury of New England (ALIGNE) clinical center for the NHLBI Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung injury (PETAL) Network (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-014.html).
Evaluation of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Patients Enrolled in the Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock (ProCESS) Trial
Summer/Continuation, 06/15/15 - 01/04/16
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