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Henry E. Wang, MD, MS is Professor and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. Dr. Wang is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in resuscitation and sepsis. He is leading an NIH-funded study using the 30,000 person REGARDS cohort to identify reasons for regional variations in US sepsis mortality. He is also spearheading an NIH-funded clinical trial of paramedic airway management devices. Dr. Wang is a Principal Investigator of NIH-funded Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium as well as a Senior Associate Editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the specialty’s leading journal.
Jan Bakker studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. He received his MD in 1987. He has a PhD from the University of Utrecht (Prof. Erkelens MD PhD) combined with Erasmus University in Brussels (Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent MD PhD).
He is board certification in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care.
From 2004 to - 2014 he was the first chair of Intensive Care at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam. In 2005 he was appointed as the first professor of Intensive Care at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam where he currently still holds a part-time appointment. He is also appointed as a teaching professor at the Technical University Delft in the Medical Technology Program.
Since 2013 he is a visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Medicina, Santiago Chile.
Since 2016 he is adjunct professor of Intensive Care at Columbia University Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, New York and Associate Professor of Intensive Care, New York University, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, New York.
From 2012 to 2016 he has been Editor of Intensive Care Medicine.
Jan Bakker has successfully supervised 11 PhD projects and is currently supervising 5 PhD projects. He has more than 350 peer reviewed publications and has written 23 book chapters and edited 19 books in Intensive Care.
His h-index is 52 and his i10-index is 130, with more than 1400 citations per year. He has given more than 500 presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Kahn is Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health. He is a core faculty member in the Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, where he directs the CRISMA Program on Critical Care Health Policy. Dr. Kahn’s research program focuses on the organization, management, and financing of critical care services. Specific areas of interest include ICU workforce and staffing, quality measurement, benchmarking, telemedicine and regionalization of critical and emergency care. His work integrates approaches from the fields of epidemiology, health services research, health economics and organizational science to investigate novel strategies for increasing the quality and efficiency of care for critically ill patients.
Dr. Walkey is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, clinical epidemiologist, and health services researcher. His research seeks to improve processes and outcomes of critical care, reduce cardiovascular complications of sepsis, better account for patient end-of-life goals in the delivery and evaluation of healthcare. As Co-Director of the Evans Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences, he investigates and leverages innovative design and analytic strategies to improve the rigor of efforts to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. Dr. Walkey has received Research Honors from the United States Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality for The Outstanding Research Article of 2011, the Young Investigator Award from the American College of Chest Physicians, the Robert Dawson Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award from Boston University School of Medicine, as well as multiple mentorship awards. He is currently Principal Investigator for NHLBI-funded awards examining outcomes, treatment strategies, and advanced prediction modeling of atrial fibrillation that develops during sepsis. Dr. Walkey serves as an Associate Editor for Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Vincent Liu, MD, MS, is a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Dr. Liu is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and critical care medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from New York University. He completed his residency training at New York University Hospitals (Bellevue) and a chief residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He also completed a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship, as well as received a MS in health services research, at Stanford University. His research focuses on high-intensity medical care with a special interest in critical care research, advanced lung disease, and solid organ transplantation. He is interested in improving the long-term efficacy and efficiency of high-intensity care as well as understanding the intersection between hospital care and health information technology.
Dr Anand Kumar is a Professor of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases), Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology/Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba and an attending physician at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Toronto Hospital—University of Toronto. Dr Kumar subsequently completed Fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiovascular Research at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Kumar is trained in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases with translational research interests in sepsis and life-threatening infections. He has published over 375 original research manuscripts, reviews/chapters and abstracts.
Dr. Meyer completed her undergraduate education at Yale University and her medical training at the University of Chicago for medical school, residency, chief residency, and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship. She came to the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine following fellowship and is currently Assistant Professor. In addition to being an active intensivist clinician, her research focuses on identifying genetic and molecular risk factors for sepsis-associated organ failure including acute respiratory distress syndrome. She seeks to leverage genetic risk profiles to allow the development of precision therapy for sepsis and ARDS.