Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy & Management
Director, Health Policy & Management Program, CRISMA Center
Director, Research Fellowship Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Dr. Kahn is Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health. He is a core faculty member in the CRISMA Center in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, where he directs the CRISMA Program on Critical Care Health Policy & Management. Dr. Kahn received his medical degree from the University of Virginia before completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. He then did a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington, where he obtained a masters degree in clinical epidemiology. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 he was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
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, and regionalization of critical care. His group’s work integrates approaches from the fields of epidemiology, health services research, health economics and operations management to investigate novel strategies for increasing the quality and efficiency of critical care. He directs several grants from the National Institutes of Health examining the effect of ICU organization on the outcome of care for patients critical illness. Dr. Kahn spends his clinical time attending in the ICU of Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC.
He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and children. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, traveling and riding his mountain bike in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park.
Education & Training
|University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA||BA||1995||History|
|University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA||MD||1999||Medicine|
|University of Washington, Seattle, WA||MS||2005||Epidemiology|
Director, Program on Critical Care Health Policy and Management, CRISMA Center
Director, Department of Critical Care Medicine Research Fellowship
Director, Health Services Research Data Center, Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Affiliate Faculty, University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute
Graduate with Distinction, University of Virginia
|2004||American Lung Association of Washington Research Fellowship Award|
|2007||Austrian Award for Junior Faculty Research, University of Pennsylvania|
|2010||Young Investigator Award, American Thoracic Society Behavioral Science Assembly|