Ian J. Barbash, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, UPMC TeleICU

    Education & Training

  • BA, Williams College, 2006
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 2010
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2013
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
Robert M. Rogers Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, PACCM Division, 2016
Best Quality and Safety Abstract, Critical Care Medicine Fink Scholar Day, 2015
Mort Swartz Humanism in Medicine Award, MGH, 2013
Senior Resident Teaching Award, 2013
Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award, 2012
Representative Publications

Barbash IJ, Kahn JM. Sepsis quality in safety-net hospitals: An analysis of Medicare's SEP-1 performance measure. J Crit Care. 2019; Aug 5;54: 88-93.

Barbash IJ, Wallace DJ, Kahn JM. Effects of Changes in ICU Bed Supply on ICU Utilization. Med Care. 2019; Jul;57(7): 544-550.

Darby JL, Davis BS, Barbash IJ, Kahn JM. An administrative model for benchmarking hospitals on their 30-day sepsis mortality. BMC Health Services Research. 2019; Apr 11;19(1): 221.

Barbash IJ, Pilewski JM, McVerry BJ. Closing the Loop: Engaging Leaders and Front-Line Physicians to Promote Physician Wellness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019; Mar 15 epub.

Barbash IJ, Davis B, Kahn JM. National Performance on the Medicare SEP-1 Sepsis Quality Measure. Crit Care Med. 2019; Aug;47(8): 1026-1032.

Groetzinger LM, Rivosecchi RM, Bain W, Bahr M, Chin K, McVerry BJ, Barbash IJ. Ketamine infusion for adjunct sedation in mechanically ventilated adults. Pharmacotherapy. 2018; Feb;38(2): 181-188.

Barbash, IJ, Rak, KJ, Kuza, CC, Kahn, JM. Hospital Perceptions of Medicare’s Sepsis Quality Reporting Initiative. J Hosp Med. 2017; Dec;12(12): 963-968.

Barbash, IJ, Pike, FR, Seymour, CW, Gunn, SR, Kahn, JM. Effects of Physician-Targeted Pay-for-Performance on Use of Spontaneous Breathing Trials in Mechanically Ventilated Patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017; Jul 1;196(1): 56-63.

Barbash IJ. A Piece of My Mind: Silent Space. JAMA. 2018; Sep 18;320(11): 1105-1106.

Barbash IJ. Hope and Worry. SGIM Forum. 2019; 2019;42(6): 16.

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Research Interests

My primary interest is how health policy at multiple levels (local, state, and national) affects critical care delivery and patient outcomes. Inherent in this research is an understanding of health care quality measurement, and this has been a focus of several of my early projects. I am working to use both administrative data and large electronic health record datasets to provide both a broad and deep understanding of the impact of health policy in critical care.