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Dr. McCurdy is an associate professor of both Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine at The University of Maryland School of Medicine.
In addition to working in the Medical ICU, Dr. McCurdy directs Critical Care Access and Flow for the University Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), where he helps to refine an integrated systems approach to optimize patient care. He also directs the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and co-directs the Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine/Critical Care Medicine training program. He co-created an online collaborative critical care education website (www.Maryland.CCProject.com), which received the 2014 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Award for “Innovations in Fellowship Education.”
Dr. McCurdy's clinical research efforts have focused on sepsis and critical care in resource-limited settings. His publications include topics asssessing the use of novel vasopressors, mechanical circulatory support, tools for early identification, and varying resuscitation strategies for septic shock. His active involvement at St. Luke's Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has centered on educating Haitian physicians and conducting clinical research for the purpose of establishing a long-term, sustainable medical infrastructure that seamlessly integrates low-cost technology and high-quality education and patient care. His hope is that his group's work will serve generations of Haitians while also providing a framework for the creation of similar sustainable medical care throughout the globe's other resource-limited countries.
Ashish Khanna, MD, FCCP, is a staff intensivist with the Center for Critical Care and assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. In addition, he is the Vice-Chief for Research for the Center for Critical Care and also has a professional staff appointment with the Department of Outcomes Research within the Anesthesiology Institute. He is the current chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s In-Training Section and vice-chair for the Postgraduate and Fellowship Education Committee. He is a recent recipient of the SCCM presidential citation for the years 2016 & 2017 and a successful nominee for the fellowship of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). His research interests include, prediction of postoperative respiratory and hemodynamic events, hypotension and outcomes in the postoperative period and the use of novel vasopressors in shock states in the ICU.
Dr. Busse currently hold the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at Emory University. He completed undergraduate and medical school education at George Washington University, obtaining his MD in 2008. He trained in Internal Medicine at George Washington University from 2008-2011. After his residency, stayed on at George Washington University for clinical and research fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine from 2011-2013. After working as an Intensivist at Inova Fairfax Medical Center, he joined Emory University where he serves as Medical Director of the medical-surgical intensive care unit at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Busse received his Masters degree in Business Administration from Emory University in 1997, and subsequently worked as a consultant in the corporate finance departments of both PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Ernst & Young. Dr. Busse’s areas of research and interest include the examination of the sequelae of high output shock, including catecholamine resistant hypotension and acute kidney injury. He has been involved in early clinical work exploring the use of angiotensin II as a novel therapeutic agent in catecholamine resistant hypotension. He is actively engaged as an intensivist and supervises Emory’s pulmonary-critical care fellows in Emory Saint Joseph’s medical surgical intensive care and cardiac care units.