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John R. Hotchkiss, MD

Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Medicine
Strategic Analyst, Chief Business Office, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Admin Assistant: Brandon McLaughlin

1994-1995            Attending Physician, General Medicine, Ramsey Clinic, St. Paul, MN

1994-1995            Research Associate, Pulmonary Section, St. Paul-Ramsey MC, St. Paul, MN

1996-1997            Attending Physician, Critical Care and Nephrology, Abbott Northwestern Hospital,  
                                Minneapolis, MN

1996-1997            Staff Physician, Kidney Disease and Critical Care Associates, Minneapolis, MN

1998-2004            Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

1998-2004            Staff Physician, Nephrology, General, and Critical Care Medicine, Regions Hospital,
                                St. Paul, MN

1999-2004            Scientist Development Grantee, American Heart Association

2004-present       Staff Intensive Care Physician, VA Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh
                                Presbyterian Hospital

2007-present       Staff Nephrologist, VA Pittsburgh

2004-2008           Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

2007-2008           Assistant Professor, Medicine, Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

2008-present       Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
                                Pittsburgh, PA

2008-present       Associate Professor, Medicine, Univ of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


Education & Training




University of Chicago, Chicago, IL MD 1988 Medicine
University of Minnesota Resident 1991 Internal Medicine
University of Minnesota Fellow 1994 Nephrology
Hennepin County Medical Center Fellow 1996 Critical Care Medicine
University of Minnesota Fellow 1998 Pulmonary (T32 fellow)


Administrative Titles

Veteran’s Engineering Resource Center

National Dialysis Steering Committee

American Board of Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Chair, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation committee, VA Pittsburgh

Chair, Scarce Resource Allocation Working Group, VA Pittsburgh

Chair, ICU Protocols and Communication Working Group, VA Pittsburgh

Member, VA VISN 4 (Regional) Research and Development Committee



2007 - 2009  Ake N. Grenvik Critical Care Faculty of the Year

2009  Shanks Endowed Lecturer, Vanderbilt University Department of Mathematics

2011  National Special Contributions Award, VA Central Office (dialysis)



See John R. Hotchkiss Investigator's page


Current Research Projects

Computational Analysis of Non-Invasive Ventilation

Geospatial and economic analysis of dialysis networks

Geoeconomics of chronic diseases.

Quantifying Practice Patterns in Dialysis

Facility Level Approaches to Infection Control Engineering


Completed Research

Airspace:Vascular Interaction in Ventilator Induced Lung Injury (AHA National SDG)

Dynamics of Peritoneal Dialysis Associated Peritonitis (NIAID R21)



Hotchkiss JR,  Blanch L,  Murias G,   Adams A,  Olson D,  Wangensteen OD,  Leo PH,  Marini JJ. Effects  of decreased respiratory frequency on ventilator induced lung injury. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 161(2): 463-468, 2000.

Hotchkiss JR,  Adams AB, Stone MF,  Dries DJ, Marini JJ,   Crooke PS. Oscillations and noise: inherent instability of pressure support ventilation?  Am J Resp Crit Care Med  165(1): 47-53, 2002.

Hota S, Crooke P, Hotchkiss J. A Monte Carlo analysis of peritoneal antimicrobial pharmacokinetics. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2011;696:401-10.

Hotchkiss JR, Holley P, Crooke PS. Analyzing Pathogen Transmission in the Dialysis Unit: Time  for a (Schedule) Change? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2(6):1176-1185, 2007.

Paladino JD, Kaynar AM, Crooke PS, Hotchkiss JR. The language of caring: quantitating medical practice patterns using symbolic dynamics.  Mathematical modelling of natural phenomena 2010; (5) 165-172.