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Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP

Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair

Department of Critical Care Medicine

Secondary appointments in Medicine, Health Policy and Management, and Clinical and Translational Science

Director, CRISMA Center, Department of Critical Care Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC Health System

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Admin Assistant:
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Dr. Angus is Professor and Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Director of CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illnesses) Center at the University of Pittsburgh.  He holds secondary appointments in Medicine, Health Policy and Management, and Clinical and Translational Science.  He trained at the University of Glasgow and University of Pittsburgh and spent a year in Hong Kong with Medicins Sans Frontieres.

Dr. Angus’s research interest include clinical, epidemiologic and translational studies of sepsis, pneumonia, and multisystem organ failure and health services research of the organization and delivery of critical care services.  Dr. Angus has led several large NIH-funded multicenter studies in the critically ill, the most recent of which is ProCESS (Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock), a 40-center study focusing on how to best provide early resuscitation for septic shock.  Dr. Angus has published several hundred papers, reviews, and book chapters, is currently section editor for “Caring for the Critically Ill” for JAMA, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 American College of Critical Care Medicine Distinguished Investigator Award.

See Dr. Angus's Research Investigator Page 

 

Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK MB, ChB 1984 Medicine
Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Intern 1985 Internal Medicine
Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Intern 1985 Surgery
Southern General Hospital, University of
Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Resident 1987 Internal Medicine
Southern General Hospital, University of
Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Chief Resident 1988 Internal Medicine
School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Fellow 1991 Critical Care Medicine
International Resuscitation Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Fellow 1991 Resuscitation Research
Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and Graduate Schools of Public Health, and
Public and International Affairs, University
of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Fellow 1991 Disaster and Emergency Medicine
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA MPH 1992 Public Health

 

Administrative Titles

 
1991-1997 Department of Anesthesiology/CCM School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine  
1994-1998 Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor, Medicine
(secondary appointment)
1994-2001 Safar Resuscitation Center
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Scientist
(secondary appointment)
1998-2001 Department of Anesthesiology/CCM
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
and Critical Care Medicine
1998- Department of Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Professor, Medicine
(secondary appointment)
2000-2001 Department of Health Services Administration
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Professor, Health Services
Administration (secondary appointment)
2001-present Department of Health Policy & Management
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Professor, Health Policy
& Management (secondary appointment)
2001-2003 Department of Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Associate Professor
Critical Care Medicine
2003-present Department of Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Professor with Tenure
Critical Care Medicine
2006-2007 Réanimation Médicale
Hôpital Cochin
Université Paris V, Paris, France
Professeur Associé
2008-present Clinical and Translational Science
Institute, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Professor
(secondary appointment)
2009-present Department of Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair

 

Honors

 
1979 – 1983 William Whyte Scholarship (National Bursary Award)
1979 – 1984 Ten awards of merit and distinction in degree examinations at the  University of Glasgow School of Medicine.
1994 Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
1995 Outstanding Clinician Award, Critical Care Medicine Division, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
1995 Young Investigator Award, American College of Chest Physicians
1996 Co-author, Young Investigator Award, American College of Chest Physicians
1997 Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM)
1998 Co-author, Young Investigator Award, American College of Chest Physicians
1999 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
1999 Internal Medicine Specialty Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
1999 Council Member, Pan-American Iberian Federation of Intensive Care Societies
2000 Mentor, Founders’ Grant, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2001 Senior author, Pediatrics Specialty Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2001 Senior author, Healthcare Industry Specialty Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2001 Senior author, Best Original Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2001 Chairman’s Citation, American Thoracic Society
2001 The Annual Gregory Mark Taubin Lecturer, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC.
2002 Senior author, Healthcare Industry Specialty Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2002 Internal Medicine Specialty Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2003 Senior author, Healthcare Industry Specialty Research Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2004 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2005 Senior Author, Educational Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2005 Co-Author, Educational Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2005 Co-Author, Educational Healthcare Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2005 Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom)
2005 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2005 – present Best Doctors in America  www.bestdoctors.com
2006 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2006 The Annual Gillian Hansen Lecturer, Intensive Care Society of the United Kingdom
2007 Senior Author, Best Abstract, American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting
2007 Senior Author, Best Abstract (one of four ‘Best’), European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
2008 Co-Author, Young Investigator Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting
2008 Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2009 Recipient, American College of Critical Care Medicine, Distinguished Investigator Award
2009 Senior Author, IIE Transactions Best Applied Paper Prize in Operations Engineering and Analysis
2011 Senior Author, Best Abstract, 31st International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
2011 The Daniel P. Schuster Memorial Lecturer, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2011 The Roger C. Bone Memorial Lecturer and Visiting Professorship, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

 

Publications

See Derek C. Angus's Publications