Christina K. Thorngren, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director, Critical Care Outreach Service

    Education & Training

  • BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2015
  • MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2015
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Texas, Austin, 2018
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2020
Critical Care Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship, 2019
Annual Resident/Fellow Research Award, Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, 2017
Regional Scholar, American Federation of Medical Research, 2013
MD/MPH Combined Degree Merit Scholarship, 2011
Representative Publications

Chan PG, Kusztos A, Thorngren C, Sanchez PG. Emergent Plasmapheresis for Hyperammonemia in a Re-do Double Lung Transplant Patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan 6:S0003-4975(21)00013-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.10.065. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33421386.

Research Interests
  • Quality improvement projects and education
  • ECLS for pulmonary and cardiac failure
  • Critical care of the cardiothoracic patient