Lori Shutter, MD, FNCS, FCCM

Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Vice Chair for Education

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Traci Green

Education & Training

BA, Biology, Texas Lutheran College, 1980
BHS, Physical Therapy, University of Florida, 1981
MD, Emory University, 1990
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Alabama Hospital, 1991
Residency, Neurology, University of Alabama Hospital, 1992
Residency, Neurology, Emory University Hospitals, 1993
Fellowship, Neurorehabilitation Research, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1999
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2001

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Clinical research for management of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurocritical care – development of clinical guidelines / protocols, programmatic development, and standardization of training programs
  • Critical care education
  • Interface between neurological specialties and critical care medicine

Okonkwo DO, Shutter LA, Moore C, Temkin NR, Puccio AM, Madden CJ, Andaluz N, Chesnut RM, Bullock MR, Grant GA, McGregor J. Brain oxygen optimization in severe traumatic brain injury phase-II: a phase II randomized trial. Critical care medicine. 2017 Nov 1;45(11):1907-14.

Carney N, Totten AM, O'reilly C, Ullman JS, Hawryluk GW, Bell MJ, Bratton SL, Chesnut R, Harris OA, Kissoon N, Rubiano AM. Guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jan 1;80(1):6-15.

Brophy GM, Bell R, Claassen J, Alldredge B, Bleck TP, Glauser T, LaRoche SM, Riviello JJ, Shutter L, Sperling MR, Treiman DM. Guidelines for the evaluation and management of status epilepticus. Neurocritical care. 2012 Aug 1;17(1):3-23.

Szaflarski JP, Sangha KS, Lindsell CJ, Shutter LA. Prospective, randomized, single-blinded comparative trial of intravenous levetiracetam versus phenytoin for seizure prophylaxis. Neurocritical care. 2010 Apr 1;12(2):165-72.

Division Chief, Neurocritical Care, Department of Critical Care Medicine & Neurology
Director, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Neurovascular & Neurotrauma Intensive Care Units

Fellow; Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), 2015
Presidential Citation, Neurocritical Care Society, 2017
Nominee, Society of Critical, Care Medicine Shubin–Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence In Bedside Teaching Award, 2017
Nominee, UPMC Presbyterian Physician Champion of Nursing, 2018