Sachin Yende, MD, MS

  • Vice Chair of Veteran Affairs
  • Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science
  • Interim Deputy Chief of Staff at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS)

    Education & Training

  • MB, BS, Medicine and Surgery, University of Mumbai, 1995
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Methodist Healthcare University Hospital, 1998
  • MS, Epidemiology, University of Tennessee, 2003
  • Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Tennessee, 2005
Representative Publications

Corrales-Medina VF, Alvarez KN, Weissfeld LA, Angus DC, Chirinos JA, Chang CC, Newman A, Loehr L, Folsom AR, Elkind MS, Lyles MF. Association between hospitalization for pneumonia and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease. Jama. 2015 Jan 20;313(3):264-74.

Mayr FB, Talisa VB, Balakumar V, Chang CC, Fine M, Yende S. Proportion and cost of unplanned 30 day readmissions aftersepsis compared with other medical conditions. Jama. 2017 Feb 7;317(5):530-1.

Mayr FB, Yende S, Linde-Zwirble WT, Peck-Palmer OM, Barnato AE, Weissfeld LA, Angus DC. Infection rate and acute organ dysfunction risk as explanations for racial differences in severe sepsis. Jama. 2010 Jun 23;303(24):2495-503.

Shah FA, Pike F, Alvarez K, Angus D, Newman AB, Lopez O, Tate J, Kapur V, Wilsdon A, Krishnan JA, Hansel N. Bidirectional relationship between cognitive function and pneumonia. American journal of respiratory and critical care Medicine. 2013 Sep 1;188(5):586-92.

Research Interests
  • Long-term outcomes of pneumonia and sepsis
  • Innovative trial designs to develop precision medicine in critical care
  • Role of host factors in the susceptibility to pneumonia and sepsis