Christopher Brackney, DO, FACOI

  • Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
  • Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Oakland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh Medical Student Critical Care Elective Site
  • Director, Critical Care Fellowship, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Faculty Advisor, Critical Care Medicine Student Interest Group

    Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, University of Kentucky, 1997
  • DO, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2001
  • Residency, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Midwestern University, 2006
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
Chief of Staff Clinical Excellence Award, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, 2018
Excellence in Government Award in Medicine / Science, Federal Executive Board, 2015
Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists, 2012
Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2003
Representative Publications

Scheff SW, Price DA, Hicks RR, Baldwin SA, Robinson S, Brackney C. Synaptogenesis in the hippocampal CA1 field following traumatic brain injury. Journal of neurotrauma. 2005 Jul 1;22(7):719 - 32.

Brackney CR, Diaz LA, Milbrandt EB, Al - Khafaji A, Darby JM. Is albumin use SAFE in patients with traumatic brain injury? Critical Care 2010;14(2):307.

Paladino JD, Crooke PS, Brackney CR, Kaynar AM, Hotchkiss JR. Medical practices display power law behaviors similar to spoken languages. BMC medical informatics and decision making. 2013 Dec;13(1):102.

Estock JL, Curinga HK, Li A, Grieve LB, Brackney CR. Comparison of chest compression interruption times across 2 automated devices: a randomized, crossover simulation study. The American journal of emergency medicine. 2016 Jan 1;34(1):57 - 62.


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Research Interests
  • Novel approaches to teaching critical care medicine
  • Medical student education
  • Quality improvement