The Department of Critical Care is pleased to announce that Dr. Sachin Yende has been appointed Vice President of Critical Care at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system. Dr. Yende will succeed Drs. Paul Rogers and Christopher Brackney in this role. As Vice President, he will oversee day-to-day clinical operations at the three ICUs at the VA. Additionally, he will lead educational efforts with Dr. Brackney. The VA faculty will continue to play an important role in training VA providers in various procedures, bedside use of ultrasound, and crises management through simulation, as well as teaching medical students and CCM fellows.
In addition to his new role, Dr. Yende will continue to serve as Director of the Clinical Epidemiology program at the CRISMA Center. This program has been highly successful and currently has over $7.5 million in federal funding. Dr. Yende will also play an important role in initiating a research program in Critical Care at the VA. This program will focus on clinical and translational research for veterans and will work closely with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP) at the Pittsburgh VA.
Dr. Yende is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Clinical and Translational Sciences.