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Lori Shutter named Vice Chair of Education, Critical Care Medicine

Mon, 03/10/2014

The Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM) has named Lori Shutter, MD as the Vice Chair of Education, replacing Paul Rogers, MD who retired after 26 years of tireless service, educating over 1000 fellows, residents and medical students in Critical Care Medicine.

Lori Shutter, Visiting Professor of Critical Care medicine, is a neuro-intensivist here at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and joined CCM in 2012.  She currently holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Dr. Shutter is Program Director for the Neurocritical Care Fellowship within the CCM Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program and Co-Director of the Neurovascular Intensive Care Unit.  She has a strong interest in education and has developed a number of educational curriculum and training programs, including one of the first accredited Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training programs in the country while at the University of Cincinnati. 

Since joining CCM and assuming the Director position for the Neurocritical Care Fellowship training, Dr. Shutter has revised the curriculum on neurological disorders for all CCM fellows.  As part of this effort she coordinates the Neurocritical Care Lecture Series and participates in both the CCM fellow and resident / medical student lecture series.  She has also worked with the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery to design educational opportunities in the Neuro-ICUs, build a neurocritical care curriculum, and provide lectures on neurocritical care topics to Neurology and Neurosurgery residents.

While an avid educator, Dr. Shutter also focuses on clinical research in traumatic brain injury and advanced monitoring in neurocritical care.  She has over 90 research papers and book chapters to her credit and has developed research collaborations with the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Emergency Medicine.

In recognition of her clinical practice, she was awarded the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award in 2008.  In 2013, Dr. Shutter was inducted as a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine at the Society for Critical Care Medicine, as well as into the first class of Fellows of the Neurocritical Care Society, , and was awarded the prestigious Faculty of the Year award at the 2013 University of Pittsburgh CCM Fellow Graduation Ceremony. 

Dr. Shutter has served in numerous leadership roles at both the local and national level.  In her short time at the University of Pittsburgh she has already been appointed as a member of the UPMC GME Committee, Special Institutional Education Programs Committee, CCM Fellowship Program Directors Committee, CCM Education Committee, CCM Medical Education Journal Club, Neurology Executive Committee, Neurology Residency Curriculum Committee, and the Epilepsy Task Force.  At a national level, Dr. Shutter has held a number of leadership roles within the Neurocritical Care Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Shutter serves as a reviewer for Neurocritical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Neurosurgery, Journal of Critical Care and the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry.  She also is a reviewer of scientific abstracts for the Neurocritical Care Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and American Stroke Association.  Finally, she is an active reviewer and developer for clinical practice guidelines produced by the Brain Trauma Foundation, Neurocritical Care Society, American Academy of Neurology and American Heart Association.