Research into the problems of critically ill patients is investigated at the clinical and molecular level. The focus of our research is to improve our ability to care for patients with life-threatening disorders. Please click on faculty members below to view current research and publication history.
- Timothy P. Angelott, MD, PhD
Dr. Angelotti is interested in the molecular basis for sympathetic axtivation and modulation in various disease states.
- Edward J. Bertaccini MD
Dr. Bertaccini is interested in the molecular mechanisms of anesthesia and sedation in the intensive care unit.
- Ware Kuschner, MD
Dr. Kushner's research focuses on health effects of toxic inhalational exposure.
- Geoff Lighthall, MD
Dr. Lighthall is interested in the evolution of critical illnesses and its detection at a stage where intensive care can produce meaningful results. Prior work has focused on vital signs and monitoring as means of detecting deterioration as well as the development of medical emergency teams (RRTs) to deliver rapid care to unstable patients. Fellows have enjoyed working on these projects as well as those looking at the survival and function of critically ill patients seen by emergency teams and cared for in the ICU. Additionally, Dr. Lighthall is a leader in the use of simulation systems in critical care team training and as a means of evaluating care delivery systems.
- Fred Mihm, MD
Dr. Mihm’s two areas of research interest involve cardiorespiratory monitoring techniques and applications and the perioperative management of patients with pheochromocytoma.