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Arthur J. Boujoukos, MD

Professor, Department Critical Care Medicine

Executive and Clinical Vice Chairman,Department Critical Care Medicine

Admin Assistant: Joanne Woodson

Dr. Boujoukos was born in the north shore area of Boston. He obtained both his undergraduate and medical degrees at Tufts University. He stayed in Boston 3 more years and completed an Internal Medicine residency at New England Medical Center. Dr. Boujoukos then moved to Bethesda and completed a 3 year clinical/research fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the NIH. In 1992, he joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh as an intensivist in the Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the 22-bed Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at UPMC Oakland, where he works clinically. In this role, he has experience in the management of hundreds of lung transplant recipients, a similar number of ECMO, heart transplant and ventricular assist device recipients and thousands of patients recovering from coronary and valve surgery. His interests and publications include mechanisms of sepsis, lung transplantation, nosocomial infections, as well as postoperative management of cardiothoracic surgical patients.

Dr. Boujoukos has been named Outstanding Clinician on multiple occasions by Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program and is consistently named in “Best Doctors in America.” He is currently Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Adult Division of the Department of Critical Care and Professor of Critical Care Medicine.


Education & Training




Tufts University, Medford, MA BS 1982 Biology / Lation
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA MD 1986 Medicine
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA Residency 1990 Medicine

Critical Care Medicine Dept., National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Fellowship 1992 CCM

Administrative Titles

1995 - Present: Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

2002 - Present: Vice Chairman, Clinical Operations, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


1986 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
1986 Martin Loeb Memorial Prize in Internal Medicine
1987 Housestaff Teaching Award, New England Medical Center
1989 Alpha Omega Alpha, honorary induction for Teaching Excellence
1998 Outstanding Clinician; voted by Critical Care Fellows
1999 Clinician of the Year; voted by Critical Care Fellows
2003 Outstanding Teacher Award; voted by Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Fellows 
2001-2013 Named in “Best Doctors” in America


See Arthur J. Boujoukos' Publications