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Pedro Alejandro MENDEZ-TELLEZ, United States / Assistant Professor


Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University


[Educational Background]
• 1984
- Doctor of Medicine (MD), Juan N. Corpas School of Medicine. Bogota, Colombia,
South America

[Work Experience]
• 2000 – present
- Assistant Professor. Dept. of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine. Baltimore, Maryland, USA
• 1993 -2000
- Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology. State University of New
York, Buffalo, New York, USA

[Publications]
1. Dowdy DW, Bienvenu OJ, Dinglas VD, Mendez-Tellez PA, Sevransky J, Shanholtz
C, Needham DM. Are intensive care factors associated with depressive symptoms
6 months after acute lung injury? Crit Care Med. 2009 May 37(5):1702-7.
2. Murphy D, Howard D, Muriithi A, Mendez-Tellez P, Sevransky J, Shanholtz C,
Netzer G, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Red blood cell transfusion practices in
acute lung injury: What do patients factors contribute? Crit Care Med. 2009 Jun
37(6):1935-40.
3. Sevransky JE, Martin GS, Shanholtz C, Mendez-Tellez PA, Pronovost P, Brower
R,Needham DM. Mortality in sepsis versus non-sepsis induced acute lung injury.
Crit Care. 2009, 13(5):R150.
4. Mendez-Tellez PA, Damluji A, Ammerman D, Colantuoni E, Fan E, Sevransky JE,
Shanholtz C, Gallant JE, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Human immunodeficiency
virus infection and hospital mortality in acute lung injury patients. Crit Care Med.
2010 Jul 38(7):1530-5.
5. Damluji A, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Sevransky JE, Fan E, Shanholtz C,
Wojnar M, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Short-Term Mortality Prediction for Acute
Lung Injury Patients: External Validation of the ARDSNet Prediction Model. Critical
Care Med. 2011. May, 39 (5):1023-8
6. Dinglas VD, Gellar J, Colantuoni E, Stan VA, Mendez-Tellez PA, Pronovost PJ,
Needham DM. Does ICU Severity of Illness Influence Recall of Baseline Physical
Function? J Crit Care. 2011. Dec 26(6): 634.e1-7.
7. Bienvenu OJ, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Shanholtz C, Husain
N, Dennison CR, Herridge MS, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Depressive
symptoms and impaired physical function after acute lung injury: a 2-year
longitudinal study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012. Mar 1 185 (5): 517-24..
Erratum in: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr 15 185(8):900.
8. Needham DM, Colantuoni, E, Mendez-Tellez P, Dinglas V, Sevransky J, Dennison
Himmelfarb C, Desai S, Shanholtz, C, Brower R, Pronovost P. Lung protective
mechanical ventilation and 2-year survival for acute lung injury: a prospective
cohort study. BMJ. 2012 Apr 5 344: e2124.
9. Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Ciesla N, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Needham
DM. Occupational therapy for patients with acute lung injury: Factors associated
with time to first intervention in the intensive care unit. Am J Occup Ther. 2013
May-Jun 67 (3):355-62.
10.Stevenson JE, Colantuoni E, Bienvenu OJ, Sricharoenchai T, Wozniak A,
Shanholtz C, Mendez-Tellez PA, Needham DM. General anxiety symptoms after
acute lung injury: Predictors and correlates. Journal of Psychosom Res.2013
Sep 75(3):287-93
11. Needham DM, Dinglas VD, Morris PE, Jackson JC, Hough CL, Mendez-Tellez
PA, Wozniak A, Colantuoni E, Ely WE, Rice TW, Hopkins RO. for the NIH NHLBI
ARDS Network. Physical and cognitive performance of acute lung injury patients 1
year after initial trophic versus full enteral feeding: EDEN trial follow-Up. Am J
Resp Crit Care Med. 2013 Sep 1 188(5):567-76
12. Bienvenu OJ, Gellar J, Althouse BM, Colantuoni E, Sricharoenchai T, Mendez-
Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Dennison CR, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Post-
traumatic stress disorder symptoms after acute lung injury: a 2-year prospective
longitudinal study. Psychol Med. 2013 Dec 43(12):2657-71.
13. Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Ciesla N, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz
C, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Factors Associated with Timing of Initiation of
Physical Therapy in Acute lung Injury Patients. J Crit Care 2013 Dec 28(6):980-4.
14. Netzer G, Dowdy DW, Harrington T, Chandololou S, Dinglas V, Shah N,
Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Hasday J, Needham DM. Fever is
associated with delayed ventilator liberation in acute lung injury. Ann Am Thorac
Soc. 2013 Dec 10(6):608-15.
15. Turnbull AE, Ruhl AP, Lau BM, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz CB, Needham DM.
Timing of limitations in life support in acute lung injury patients: A multi-site
study. Crit Care Med. 2014 Feb 42(2):296-302.
16. Fan E, Dowdy DW, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Sevransky JE, Shanholtz C,
Himmelfarb CRD, Desai SV, Ciesla N, Herridge MS, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM.
Physical complications in acute lung injury survivors: a 2-year longitudinal
prospective study. Crit Care Med. 2014 Apr 42(4): 849-59.
17. Needham DM, Wozniak AW, Hough CL, Morris PE, Dinglas VD, Jackson JC,
Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Ely EW, Colantuoni E, Hopkins RO with the NIH
NHLBI ARDS Network. Risk Factors for Physical Impairment after Acute Lung
Injury in a National, Multi-Center Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 May
15 189 (10):1214-24.
18. Schreiber MP, Colantuoni E, Bienvenu OJ, Neufeld K, Chen KF, Shanholtz C,
Mendez-Tellez PA, Needham DM. Corticosteroids and transition to delirium in
patients with acute lung injury. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jun 42(6):1480-6
19. Turnbull AE, Lau BM, Ruhl AP, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz CB, Needham DM:
Age and decisions to limit life support for patients with acute lung injury: a
prospective cohort study. Critical Care 2014, 18:R107
20. Brodsky MB, Gellar JE, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez P, Shanholtz
C, Palmer JB, Needham DM. Duration of oral endotracheal intubation is
associated with dysphagia symptoms in acute lung injury patients. J Crit Care.
2014 Aug29(4):574-9
21. Dietz AS, Pronovost PJ, Mendez-Tellez PA, Wyskiel R, Marsteller JA, Thompson
DA, Rosen MA. A systematic review of teamwork in the ICU: What do we know
about teamwork, team tasks, and improvement strategies? J Crit Care. 2014 Jun
4. pii: S0883-9441(14)00226-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.05.025.
22. Dietz A, Pronovost PJ, Benson KN, Mendez-Tellez PA, Dwyer C, Wyskiel R,
Rosen MA. A Systematic review of behavioral marker systems in healthcare:
What do we know about their attributes, validity, and application? BMJ Quality
and Safety. 2014