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Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Girard's research interests include cognitive impairment after critical illness, delirium in the ICU, sedation, and liberation from mechanical ventilation. His research efforts have included, among others, a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effect of a paired sedation and ventilator weaning protocol on short- and long-term outcomes among medical ICU patients as well as a multicenter prospective cohort study of long-term cognitive impairment in survivors of critical illness. He is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging.