Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

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Critical Care Faculty

John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA

John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 Yianni.Augoustides@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Augoustides' additional titles/affiliations:

Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship; Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Dr. Augoustides' interests: 

Cardiovascular anesthesia, perioperative echocardiography, cardiothoracic critical care, clinical outcomes research

Dr. Augoustides' publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Augoustides:

Faculty web page



 


Maurizio F. Cereda, MD

Maurizio F. Cereda, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 maurizio.cereda@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Cereda's additional titles/affiliations:

Program Director, Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship; Co-Medical Director, Rhoads 5 Surgical ICU, HUP

Dr. Cereda's interests:

His research is directed at the pathophysiology of ARDS, using imaging (CT, functional and metabolic MRI) to understand the mechanisms underlying the progression of lung injury and to aid the development of individualized strategies of disease control. In many patients, ARDS develops or worsens during mechanical ventilation. However, because most research addresses ARDS when it is already established, we do not know how inflammation initially disseminates in the lungs.  For this reason, we study imaging methodologies which predict progression of experimental lung injury during mechanical ventilation by measuring instability of regional inflation. Our primary hypothesis is that healthy areas of the lung can be protected from inflammatory propagation by improving the regional distribution of lung inflation, as well as by pharmacologically decreasing tissue edema in injured regions. Using imaging, physiologic, and biological methodologies, we will test this hypothesis in a large animal model of early primary lung injury from acid aspiration

Dr. Cereda's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Cereda:

Faculty web page



 


Matt Elliott, MD

Matt Elliott, MD
Clinical Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care


Scott A. Falk, MD

Scott A. Falk, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 scott.falk@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Falk's additional titles/affiliations:

Director of Quality, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Falk's interests:

Critical care medicine, thoracic anesthesia, quality improvement, patient safety, performance improvement

Dr. Falk's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Falk:

Faculty web page



 


Tim Gaulton, MD MSc

Tim Gaulton, MD MSc
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 timothy.gaulton2@uphs.upenn.edu

Dr. Gaulton's interests: 

His academic interest is in perioperative patient-centered outcomes research with the goal of optimizing the functional and cognitive recovery of individuals who have major surgery or suffer a traumatic injury.  His research also aims to understand the interaction of anesthesia and critical illness with public health and what can be modified perioperatively to reduce major community health problems like adverse events from opioid use and motor vehicle accidents.  His research background is in epidemiology and statistics.  

 
Dr. Gaulton's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Gaulton:

Faculty web page




Emily K. B. Gordon, MD, MSEd

Emily K. B. Gordon, MD, MSEd
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 emily.gordon@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Gordon's additional titles/affiliations:

Associate Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program; Medical Director, PPMC Heart and Vascular ICU

Dr. Gordon's interests:

Medical education, cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular anesthesia, point of care ultrasound

Dr. Gordon's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Gordon:

Faculty web page



 


Jacob T. Gutsche, MD, FCCM

Jacob T. Gutsche, MD, FCCM
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 jacob.gutsche@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Gutsche's additional titles/affiliations:

System Director for Cardiovascular Critical Care and Postoperative Care, HUP and PPMC; Co-Director, Penn Lung Rescue Program

Dr. Gutsche's interests:

His clinical research focuses on the improvement of outcomes in patients with ARDS treated with ECMO. In addition, Dr. Gutsche is performing research on quality outcomes in the ICU after cardiac

Cardiovascular anesthesia, cardiovascular critical care, mechanical circulatory support, mobile ECMO implementation and management

Dr. Gutsche's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Gutsche:

Faculty web page; Penn Lung Rescue 



 


Rachel Hadler, MD

Rachel Hadler, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 rachel.hadler@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Hadler's interests:

Palliative care, cardiovascular critical care, health services research

Dr. Hadler's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Hadler:

Faculty web page



 


C. William Hanson, III, MD

C. William Hanson, III, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 hansonb@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Hanson's additional titles/affiliations:

Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Dr. Hanson's interests:

Cardiac anesthesia, echocardiography, medical informatics

Dr. Hanson's publications:

PennVIVO

Dr. Hanson's books:

Amazon author page

For more information about Dr. Hanson:

Faculty web page



 


Jiri Horak, MD

Jiri Horak, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 jiri.horak@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Horak's additional titles/affiliations:

Medical Director, Heart and Vascular ICU, HUP

Dr. Horak's interests:

Cardiovascular anesthesia, cardiovascular physiology

Dr. Horak's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Horak:

Faculty web page



 


Jesse Kiefer, MD

Jesse Kiefer, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 jesse.kiefer@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Kiefer's interests:

His academic interests include resident and fellow education, particularly with critical care ultrasound as well as physician well being and burnout.  He is currently pursuing a Masters in Education. 

Dr. Kiefer's publications: 

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Kiefer:

Faculty web page



 


W. Andrew Kofke, MD, MBA, FCCM, FNCS

W. Andrew Kofke, MD, MBA, FCCM, FNCS
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine
 william.kofke@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Kofke's additional titles/affiliations:

Director, Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care; Co-Director, Neurocritical Care, HUP and PPMC; Co-Director, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Clinical Research Unit

Dr. Kofke's interests:

Neurocritical care, neuroanesthesia, physiology, anesthetic neurotoxicity research

Dr. Kofke's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Kofke:

Faculty web page



 


Zev Noah Kornfield, MD

Zev Noah Kornfield, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care


Dr. Kornfield's interests:

Cardiovascular anesthesia, cardiovascular critical care

Dr. Kornfield's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Kornfield:

Faculty web page



 


Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM
David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 laneme@upenn.edu


Dr. Lane-Fall's additional titles/affiliations:

Medical Director, Trauma Surgery ICU; Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Outcomes Research and Transformation; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Assistant Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety; Member of the Board of Directors, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Dr. Lane-Fall's interests:

Teamwork, communication, implementation science, human factors, patient safety, quality improvement research, mixed methods and qualitative research

Dr. Lane-Fall's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Lane-Fall:

Faculty web page



 


Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, PhD, MA

Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 krzysztof.laudanski@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Laudanski's interests:

Critical care medicine, ventilator management, transthoracic ECHO, sepsis research, decisionmaking processes in the ICU, long-term outcome of critical illness

Dr. Laudanski's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Laudanski:

Faculty web page




Bonnie L. Milas, MD

Bonnie L. Milas, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 bonnie.milas@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Milas' interests:

Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, cardiovascular anesthesiology, intensive care management post-cardiac surgery

Dr. Milas' publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Milas:

Faculty web page




Howard S. Nearman, MD, MSE, MBA

Howard S. Nearman, MD, MSE, MBA
Penn Medicine Clinician
 howard.nearman@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Nearman's interests:

Mechanical ventilation, fluid resuscitation, sepsis

Dr. Nearman's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Nearman:

Faculty web page




Jesse M. Raiten, MD

Jesse M. Raiten, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 jesse.raiten@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Raiten's additional titles/affiliations:

Quality Officer, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Dr. Raiten's interests:

Global health and critical care education & development, cardiac critical care, atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, quality improvement and patient safety

Dr. Raiten's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Raiten:

Faculty web page




Kristen C. Rock, MD

Kristen C. Rock, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 kristen.rock@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Rock's additional titles/affiliations:

Assistant program director, Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Rock's interests:

Critical care medicine, medical education, ethics

Dr. Rock's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Rock:

Faculty web page




Joseph S. Savino, MD

Joseph S. Savino, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 joseph.savino@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Savino's additional titles/affiliations:

Vice Chair and Clinical Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Savino's interests:

Cardiothoracic anesthesia, cardiovascular critical care

Dr. Savino's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Savino:

Faculty web page




Stuart J. Weiss, MD

Stuart J. Weiss, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine
 stuart.weiss@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Weiss' additional titles/affiliations:

Division Chief, Cardiac Anesthesia

Dr. Weiss' interests:

Cardiothoracic anesthesia, cardiovascular critical care

Dr. Weiss' publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Weiss:

Faculty web page



 


Hazel K. Werlhof, MD

Hazel K. Werlhof, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
 hazel.werlhof@uphs.upenn.edu


Dr. Werlhof's interests:

Cardiovascular critical care, medical education, echocardiography

Dr. Werlhof's publications:

PennVIVO

For more information about Dr. Werlhof:

Faculty web page