Hernando Gómez Danies, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Karen Nieri

Education & Training

International Baccalaureate Certificate, The English School, Bogota, Colombia, 1995
MD, Medicine & Surgery, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2001
Fellowship, Critical Care, Fudacion Hospital San Carlos, Columbia, 2002
Internship, Anesthesiology & Resuscitation, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia, 2007
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, UPMC, 2010

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Septic shock pathophysiology and causation of organ dysfunction
  • Hemorrhagic shock pathophysiology
  • Sepsis phenotypes
  • Non-invasive monitoring of tissue perfusion

Gómez H, Kellum JA, Ronco C. Metabolic reprogramming and tolerance during sepsis-induced AKI. Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2017 Mar;13(3):143.

Gómez H, Mesquida J, Hermus L, Polanco P, Kim HK, Zenker S, Torres A, Namas R, Vodovotz Y, Clermont G, Puyana JC. Physiologic responses to severe hemorrhagic shock and the genesis of cardiovascular collapse: Can irreversibility be anticipated? Journal of Surgical Research. 2012 Nov 1;178(1):358-69.

Gomez H, Kautza B, Escobar D, Nassour I, Luciano J, Botero AM, Gordon L, Martinez S, Holder A, Ogundele O, Loughran P. Inhaled carbon monoxide protects against the development of shock and mitochondrial injury following hemorrhage and resuscitation. PloS one. 2015 Sep 14;10(9):e0135032.

Vellinga NA, Boerma EC, Koopmans M, Donati A, Dubin A, Shapiro NI, Pearse RM, Machado FR, Fries M, Akarsu-Ayazoglu T, Pranskunas A. International study on microcirculatory shock occurrence in acutely ill patients. Critical care medicine. 2015 Jan 1;43(1):48-56.

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Faculty, Center for Critical Care Nephrology
Faculty, CRISMA Center
Co-director, Cadaver Simulation Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program
Director, Quality Improvement Initiatives for the Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, 2015
Juan Marin Award, XXVII Colombian Anesthesiology Meeting second place paper, 2006