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Liyan Cui, MD

Liyan Cui is going to be the Chair of her department at the Peking University Third Hospital.

 

 

Xiukai Chen, MD

Yujie Ma 2015-2016 

After receiving her degree in emergency medicine, Yujie completed a surgical critical care fellowship at The Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China. She was then an internal critical care fellow at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing,China. Dr. Ma was a fellow with the University of Pittsburgh and worked primarily in the lab setting. While at her time in Pittsburgh, she worked closely with the lab, as well as collaborating on research publications. 

 

Yujie Ma's PubMed Page

Jicheng Zhang 2012-2015

A graduate of Shadong University in Jinan City, Dr. Jicheng Zhang came to Pittsburgh as a visiting fellow. During his time with Critical Care Medicine, he worked extensively with many different research topics. His work looked at sepsis, acute kidney injury, and others. 

 

 

Jicheng Zhang's PubMed Page

 

Roland Amathieu 2014-15

Roland Amathieu's PubMed page

 

Passisd Laoveeravat, MD 2013-14 

I, Passisd Laoveeravat, am a graduated medical doctor from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. My research interests are on the prediction of clinical deterioration by rapid response system as an approach and acute kidney injury. The current project is about the sepsis biomarkers to detect subclinical deterioration additional to the clinical parameters. The risk prediction of acute kidney injury severity progression is another project I am involved with. My Thai mentor who was the fellow here, Dr.Srisawat, recommended me to work with Dr.Kellum in Center for Critical Care Nephrology based on the thought that there are various resources to support the novel ideas on research project. I found that he is the renowned expert in this area who is willing to dedicate his time to fellows to accomplish their goals.

 

Xin Qu, MD 2013-14

Xin Qu's PubMed page

 

Xiojian Wan 2012-13

 

 – Present (12 years 9 months)
ICU Visiting Scholar UPMC  – October 2013 (1 year)

 

Junya Matsumi 2012-13

Junya Matsumi's PubMed page

 

Håkon Haugaa 2012-13

I went to medical school in Kiel/Germany and have for the last 10 years been a consulting physician in anesthesia and critical care medicine at Oslo University Hospital in Norway. At my home institution I have done clinical research with microdialysis catheters to detect complications like ischemia and rejection early in liver transplant recipients. I have also looked into blood transfusion related issues from a clinical point of view.

In 2012 I worked in Dr. Nyberg’s liver transplantation research lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN before moving to Pittsburgh for a one year research stay as a critical care fellow at the CRISMA Center. Using the microdialysis method I engaged in an abdominal sepsis model in Dr. John Kellum’s lab and in a hemorrhagic shock model in Dr. Michael Pinsky’s lab. In the latter lab I’m still involved with the microdialysis method as an external collaborator.

Shortly after returning to Norway I defended my PhD thesis at the University of Oslo. In my clinical position I am mainly working with patients with abdominal and hematological disorders including patients undergoing liver, kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow transplantation. At the moment I am co-supervising clinical projects using the microdialysis method to detect complications early after pediatric liver transplantation and after Whipple’s operation.  I am also investigating the clinical usefulness of albumin based hemofiltration in critically ill patients listed for urgent liver transplantation. Finally, I am working on a clinical protocol aiming to explain the beneficial effects of hemofiltration with the “between compartments chemokine gradients theory”, an idea that Dr. Kellum put into my head.

I express great thankfulness for the time I stayed in the United States and in particular for the time at the CRISMA center at UPMC. Being allowed to work with faculty doctors like John Kellum, Michal Pinsky, Hernando Gomez, Zhiyong Peng, and others has been of immense importance for my research skills and interest. Not less important, I also thank the extraordinarily professional and caring staff members Michele Elder, Faye Cotton, Dawn Robertson, and Julie Ore, among many others.

Hakon Haguua's Pubmed page

 

Ayan Sen 2012-13

I am working as an instructor at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air Force, in Bangkok, Thailand. The main area of my interest are critical care nephrology, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy (RRT) including acute intermittent hemodialysis, continuous RRT and peritoneal dialysis, and extracorporeal blood purification. 

With the priceless opportunity as a 2 year-visiting research scholar given by Professor John Kellum who was my mentor at CRISMA center, department of critical care medicine, university of Pittsburgh, allowed me to have the great experience to interact with the professional research methodologies, informative research staff/mates and mentor, including very nice officers. I have learned a lot in many aspects of setting the animal experiment, how to do my own research project in term of international standard setting, practicing presentation skills , writing articles for international journal as well as the American working style. Therefore I gain quite numbers of productivities from CRISMA. The valuable experiences not limited to the memorable once in a life time of living in Pittsburgh, one of most beautiful city for my family.

After came back to Thailand, I have shared that knowledge and experience to my residents, fellows and my colleagues. I have been invited to lecture many topics in the past year about Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), septic related AKI, continuous RRT, and Cardiorenal syndrome for fellowship tutorial sessions, local/national nephrology meetings, and the annual meeting of nephrology society of Thailand. Currently, I am also conducting clinical research in critical care nephrology field with my nephrology fellows and internal medicine residents.

Besides my institution job, I also work for Nephrology society of Thailand in area of information technology and renal replacement therapy registry.

I hope that my update would give you an idea of what I am working. Certainly, the received experiences from CRISMA have very supported me to get where I am now. 

Ayan Sen's PubMed page

Anan Chuasuwan 2011-12

I am working as an instructor at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air Force, in Bangkok, Thailand. My main areas of my interest are critical care nephrology, acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy (RRT) including acute intermittent hemodialysis, continuous RRT and peritoneal dialysis, and extracorporeal blood purification.

I had a priceless opportunity as a 2 year-visiting research scholar given to me by my mentor, Professor John Kellum in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. This allowed me to have the great experience to interact with the professional research methodologies, informative research staff/mates and mentor, including very nice research officers. I learned a great deal with many aspects of setting animal experiments and doing my own research project in terms of international standard setting. I practiced and improved on my presentation skills as well as my writing skills for articles for international journals as well learning the American working style. Therefore, I gained quite a number of skills from CRISMA. My family and I had the memorable and valuable experience of living in Pittsburgh, one of most beautiful cities.

After I returned to Thailand, I shared that knowledge and experience with my residents, fellows and colleagues. I have been invited to lecture on many topics over the past year about acute kidney injury (AKI), septic related AKI, continuous RRT, and cardiorenal syndrome for fellowship tutorial sessions, and at local/national nephrology meetings, and at the annual meeting of the nephrology society of Thailand. Currently, I am also conducting clinical research in the critical care nephrology field with my nephrology fellows and internal medicine residents.

Besides my institution job, I also work for the Nephrology Society of Thailand in the areas of information technology and renal replacement therapy registry.

Certainly, the experiences I received from the CRISMA Center have supported me to get where I am now.

Anan Chuasuwan's PubMed page

Matt Cove 2011-12

After graduating the Pittsburgh fellowship program Matthew Cove moved to the National University Hospital of Singapore where he hold a joint position as Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. His clinical appointment includes providing consultant cover to the cardiothoracic intensive care unit, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients. His research interests include development of novel extracorporeal ventilation support devices. Since arriving in Singapore, Matthew has receiving funding to develop a research lab focused on extracorporeal respiratory support research. Through local collaborations he is currently seeking additional SEED funding for development of information technology and infection control projects in the ICU.

Matthew’s funding in Singapore has built on proof of concept work he completed whilst working with John Kellum during his second year of fellowship. As an NRSA fellow, his time at Pittsburgh included undertaking additional research training with the Institute for Clinical Research Education. In particular the grant-writing workshop prepared him to quickly secure funding after moving to Singapore. Matthew still work closely with John Kellum on his research projects and remains a collaborating faculty member with CRISMA.

Matthew Cove's PubMed page

Feihu Zhou 2010-12

An associate professor of Critical Care Medicine, PLA General Hospital Beijing, China, Dr. Feihu Zhou came to Pittsburgh as a visiting fellow in 2010. After reading many publications and hearing great things from colleagues, he came to Critical Care Medicine to pursue further research. While a fellow with the University of Pittsburgh CCM/CRISMA, he worked on research such as “Effect of different resuscitation fluids on experimental sepsis-induced acute kidney injury” and “Blood Purification and Mortality in Sepsis”

 

Nattachai Srisawat 2008-10

After finishing Nephrology training in Thailand in 2007, I became a CRISMA research fellow for 2 years and clinical fellow of Critical Care Medicine for 1 year. I have learned so many things  working with Professor Kellum at the Department of CCM.  This included the translational research by using novel biomarkers of AKI for predicting renal recovery and also doing some animal models of sepsis AKI. Since returning to Thailand, I have been working as a clinical instructor and researcher at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. I would like to thank Professor Kellum for the great opportunity and for being part of such a wonderful team.

Nattachai Srisawat's PubMed page

Tom Rimmelé, MD, PhD 2008-10

I am an anesthesiologist and intensivist physician practicing at Edouard Herriot hospital in Lyon, France. In November 2008, I took a sabbatical from my practice in Lyon and I re-located to Pittsburgh for the unique opportunity to work as a research fellow in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Critical Care Medicine under the direction of Pr. John Kellum. For approximately 2 years, I actively participated in cutting edge research in the fields of Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Replacement Therapy and extracorporeal blood purification techniques. This research resulted in my authorship of numerous publications and gave me the chance to collaborate with a diverse group of international physicians. My time in Pittsburgh allowed me to meet so many great people both from Pittsburgh and from countries all over the world and I am proud to call many of these colleagues good friends—in addition, I am extremely happy to continue my collaborative work with Dr. Kellum who has been a great mentor to me.  Last but not least, I found a fantastic woman there, who has helped me advance my English skills and has exposed me to new American experiences (In turn, I became a French language teacher for her!). Thus, coming to Pittsburgh for this research fellowship was for me an amazing lifetime experience that I will never forget and I plan to always come back to Pittsburgh to foster these ties to my friends and research.

I returned to Lyon in January 2011 where my experiences in Pittsburgh helped me to advance exponentially at my institution. My French career literally "exploded" – I am now the head of the department of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine (Edouard Herriot Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon), which is one of the top five biggest departments in France with more than 450 physicians, medical specialists and medical students.  I believe that my experiences abroad helped prepare me to take advantage of the fruitful opportunities at Edouard Herriot hospital. I look forward to advancing future collaborations between Pittsburgh and Lyon.

Tom Rimmelé's PubMed page