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Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP

Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine
The Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair in Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, Health Policy
     and Management, and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health

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.

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