Hernando Gómez Danies, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine
  • Faculty, Program for Critical Care Nephrology
  • Faculty, CRISMA Center
  • Assocaite Program Director, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Fellow Program

    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, Colombia, 2002
  • Internship, Anesthesiology & Resuscitation, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia, 2007
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, UPMC, 2010
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2014
Juan Marin Award, XXVII Colombian Anesthesiology Meeting second place paper, 2006
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, 2015
Dean’s Faculty Advancement Award. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2019-2020
Representative Publications

Gómez H, Del Rio-Pertuz G, Priyanka P, Manrique-Caballero CL, Chang CH, Wang S, Liu Q, Zuckerbraun BS, Murugan R, Angus DC, Kellum JA. Association of Metformin Use During Hospitalization and Mortality in Critically ill Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Sepsis. Crit Care Med. 2022. 50(6):935-944. PMID: 35120041

Jin K, Ma Y, Manrique-Caballero CL, Li H, Emlet DR, Li S, Baty CJ, Wen X, Kim-Campbell N, Frank A, Menchikova EV, Pastor-Soler NM, Hallows KR, Jackson EK, Shiva S, Pinsky MR, Zuckerbraun BS, Kellum JA, Gómez H. Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase during sepsis/inflammation improves survival by preserving cellular metabolic fitness. FASEB J. 2020; 34(5):7036‐7057. PMID: 32246808

Anderko RR*, Gómez H*, Canna SW, Shakoory B, Angus DC, Yealy DM, Huang DT, Kellum JA, Carcillo JA; ProCESS Investigators. Sepsis with liver dysfunction and coagulopathy predicts an inflammatory pattern of macrophage activation. Intensive Care Med Exp. 2022 Feb 21;10(1):6. PMCID: PMC8861227.

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


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