The Critical Care Medicine Department has developed into an academic program that manages a medical and surgical intensive care program, but which also has nationally prominent research and training programs.
Our 12 senior staff physicians are trained in critical care medicine, but many are additionally trained in pulmonary medicine, anesthesiology, infectious disease, or cardiology. The physicians are known nationally and internationally for the basic research in mechanisms of inflammation and host immune response. They are known nationally and internationally for their clinical investigations into sepsis, ARDS, HIV/AIDS, anthrax, and the infectious complications of immunosuppression.
Senior staff are widely published, and have held leadership positions in national organizations including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine Subspecialty Test Committee. Department faculty also serve as Associate Editors of prominent journals.
To provide high quality and cost effective clinical service that meets the needs of the Clinical Center and NIH Institutes, to facilitate the research goals of NIH Institutes and investigators, and to conduct high quality research and training in Critical Care Medicine.
To provide quality and innovation that is recognized NIH wide nationally and internationally for advancing the field of Critical Care Medicine in terms of clinical service, research training, and professional standards.