- Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
- Critical Care Center
- Surgical Intensive Care Unit
- Clinical Interests
- Critical care
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Medical Education
- MD, University of Munich Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
- Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology
- Accepting New Patients
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
Cigna (PAL #'s)
Fallon Community HealthCare
ForMost Managed Care
Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
Humana/Choice Care PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
OSW - Connecticut
OSW - Maine
OSW - New Hampshire
OSW - Rhode Island
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
Railroad Medicare - ACD
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Medicare Advantage PPO
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
BiographyMy clinical research and basic science interests focus on critical illness. In the lab, we are studying myocardial function in sepsis. The septic syndrome has a prevalence of 750,000 cases annually, with a mortality greater than 40%. Myocardial dysfunction associated with sepsis is one of the hallmarks of the disease. The underlying cellular mechanisms are not fully understood. Using a combination of physiologic and molecular biologic methods, we are investigating the signaling cascades leading to myocardial depression in sepsis. The ultimate goal is to identify therapeutic targets and hopefully decrease the high mortality of the disease.
Clinically, we are currently concentrating on airway management in critically ill patients. The work concentrates on complications and outcome of emergent airway management as well as on the best practices for tracheostomized patients.
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
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