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E. Wesley ELY, United States / Professor of Medicine


Department of Critical Care Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and VA GRECC


Educational Background
• 1981-1985
- BS Biology New Orleans, LA Tulane University, USA
• 1985-1989
- MPH New Orleans, LA Tulane University, USA
• 1985-1989
- MD, New Orleans, LA, Tulane University, USA

Work Experience
• 1989-1992
- Resident, Internal Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem,
NC, USA
• 1992-1995
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Bowman Gray
School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
• 1/1998-6/1998
- Training in Medical Evaluation and Management of Lung Transplantation and
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington
University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA
• 1996-1998
- Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine,
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
• 1998-2002
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Nashville, TN, USA
• 2002-2007
- Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Nashville, TN, USA
• 2007-present
- Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
Nashville, TN, USA
• 2002-present
- Associate Director of Research for the VA TN Valley Health Care System,
Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center (GRECC), Department of Veterans
Affairs Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

Publications (last 5 years)

Journal Articles
1. Harvey SB, Zhang Y, Wilson-Grady J, Monkkonen T, Nelsestuen GL, Kasthuri RS, Verneris MR, Lund
TC, Ely EW, Bernard GR, Zeisler H, Homoncik M, Jilma B, Swan T, and Kellogg TA. The O-glycoside
biomarker of Apolipoprotein C3: responsiveness to obesity, bariatric surgery and therapy with
metformin, to chronic or severe liver disease and to mortality in severe sepsis and graft vs. host
disease. Journal of Proteome Research 8(2): 603-612, 2009.
2. Riker RR, Shehabi Y, Bokesch PM, Ceraso D, Wisemandle W, Koura F, Whitten P, Margolis BD,
Byrne DW, Ely EW, Rocha MG. Dexmedetomidine vs Midazolam for Sedation of Critically Ill Patients:
A Randomized Trial. JAMA 301(5): 489-499, 2009. [Rated “F1000 Factor 8.5: Exceptional” by the
Faculty of 1000 Medicine]
3. Han JH, Zimmerman EE, Cutler N, Schnelle J, Morandi A, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in
Older Emergency Department Patients: Recognition, Risk Factors, and Psychomotor Subtypes.
Academic Emergency Medicine 16:1-8, 2009.
4. Patel RP, Gambrell M, Speroff T, Scott TA, Pun BT, Okahashi J, Strength C,Pandharipande P, Girard
TD, Burgess H, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW. Deliriumand Sedation in the intensive care unit:
Survey of behaviors and attitudes of 1384 healthcare professionals. Crit Care Med 37(3): 825-832,
2009.
5. Han JH, Morandi A, Ely EW, Callison C, Zhou C, Storrow AB, Dittus RS,Habermann R, Schnelle J.
Delirium in the Nursing Home Patients Seen in the Emergency Department. J Am Geriatr Soc 57(5):
889-894, 2009.
6. Morandi A, Solberg LM, Habermann R, Cleeton P, Peterson E, Ely EW, Schnelle J. Documentation
and Management of Words Associated With Delirium Among Elderly Patients in Postacute Care: A
Pilot Investigation. J Am Med Dir Assoc 10: 330-334, 2009.
7. Janz DR, O’Neal HR, Ely EW. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia: A case report and review of the
literature. Crit Care Med 37(4): 1470-1474, 2009.
8. Pandharipande PP, Shintani AK, Hagerman HE, St Jacques PJ, Rice TW, Sanders NW, Ware LB,
Bernard GR, Ely EW. Derivation and validation of Spo2/Fio2 ratio to impute for Pao2/Fio2 ratio in the
respiratory component of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score. Crit Care Med 37(4):
1317-1321, 2009.
9. Morandi A, Jackson JC, Ely EW. Delirium in the intensive care unit. Int Rev Psychiatry 21(1): 43-58,
2009.
10. Morandi A, Watson PL, Trabucchi M, Ely EW. Advances in sedation for critically ill patients. Minverva
Anestesiologica 75(6): 385-391, 2009.
11. Smith HAB, Fuchs DC, Pandharipande PP, Barr FE, Ely EW. Delirium: An Emerging Frontier in the
Management of Critically Ill Children. Crit Care Clin (3) 25: 593-614, 2009.
12. Pandharipande P, Ely EW. Sedation and analgesia in the ICUpharmacology, protocolization, and
clinical consequences. Preface. Crit Care Clin 29(4): xv-xvi, December 2009.
13. Guenther U, Popp J, Koecher L, Muders T, Wrigge H, Ely EW, Putensen C.Validity and Reliability of
the CAM-ICU Flowsheet to diagnose delirium in surgical ICU patients. J Crit Care 24(1): 144-51,'
March 2010.
14. Ely EW. Physician Assisted Death. Crit Care Med 37(8): 2492-2493, 2009.
15. Morandi A, Han JH, Callison C, Ely EW, Schnelle JF. Delirium in nursing home residents across care
transitions: a preliminary report. J Am Geriatr Soc. 57(10):1956-1958, 2009.
16. Shintani AK, Girard TD, Eden SK, Arbogast PG, Moons KGM, Ely EW. Immortal time bias in critical
care research: Application of time-varying Cox regression for observational cohort studies. Crit
Care Med 37(11): 2939-2945, 2009.
17. Pandharipande PP, Morandi A, Adams JR, Girard TD, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Ely EW. Plasma
tryptophan and tyrosine levels are independent risk factors for delirium in critically ill patients.
Intensive Care Med 35(11): 1886-1892, 2009.
18. Weinhouse GL, Schwab RJ, Watson PL, Patil N, Vaccaro B, Pandharipande P, Ely EW. Bench-to-
bedside review: Delirium in ICU patients- importance of sleep deprivation. Critical Care 13: 234,
2009.
19. Jackson JC, Hopkins RO, Miller RR, Gordon SM, Wheeler AP, Ely EW. Acute respiratory distress
syndrome, sepsis, and cognitive decline: a review and case study. South Med J 102(11):1150-
1157, 2009.
20. King MS, Render ML, Ely EW, Watson PL. Liberation and animation: strategies to minimize brain
dys[보안삭제] in critically ill patients. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 31(1): 87-96, 2010.
21. Tobar E, Romero C, Galleguillos T, Fuentes P, Cornejo R, Lira MT, de la Barrera L, Sanchez JE,
Bozan F, Bugedo G, Morandi A, Ely EW. [Confusion assessment method for diagnosing delirium in
ICU patients (CAM-ICU): Cultural adaptation and validation of the Spanish version.] Med Intensiva
43: 14-21, 2010.
22. Guenther U, Popp J, Koecher L, Muders T, Wrigge H, Ely EW, Putensen C. Validity and reliability of
the CAM-ICU Flowsheet to diagnose delirium in surgical ICU patients. J Crit Care 25(1): 144-151,
2010.
23. Pandharipande PP, Sanders RD, Girard TD, McGrane S, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Herr DL, Maze
M, Ely EW. Effect of Dexmedetomidine versus Lorazepam on Outcome in Patients with Sepsis: an a
priori-designed analysis of the MENDS randomized controlled trial. Crit Care 14(2): R38, 2010.
[Rated “F1000 Factor 4.8: Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 Medicine]
24. Pandharipande PP, Banerjee A, McGrane S, Ely EW. Liberation and animation for ventilated ICU
patients: the ABCDE bundle for the back-end of critical care. Crit Care 14(3): 157, May 2010.
25. Mac Sweeney R, Barber V, Page V, Ely EW, Perkins GD, Young JD, McAuley DF. A national survey
of the management of delirium in UK intensive care units. Quarterly Journal of Medicine 103(4):
243-251, 2010.
26. Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Carson SS, Schmidt GA, Wright PE, Canonico AE, Pun BT,
Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Meltzer HY, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Feasibility, efficacy, and
safety of antipsychotics for intensive care unit delirium: The MIND randomized, placebo-controlled
trial. Crit Care Med 38(2): 428-437, 2010. [Rated “F1000 Factor 3.2: Recommended” by the
Faculty of 1000 Medicine]
27. Girard TD, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Pun BT, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Gordon SM,
Canonico AE, Dittus RS, Bernard GR, Ely EW. Delirium as a predictor of long-term cognitive
impairment in survivors of critical illness. Crit Care Med 38(7): 1513-1520, 2010. [Rated “F1000
Factor 6.0: Must Read” by the Faculty of 1000 Medicine]
28. Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Ely EW. A screening, prevention, and restoration
model for saving the injured brain. Crit Care Med 38(10): Supplement: S683-S691, 2010.
29. Mahler DA, Selecky PA, Harrod CG, Benditt JO, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Curtis JR, Manning HL,
Mularski RA, Varkey B, Campbell M, Carter ER, Chiong JR, Ely EW, Hansen-Flaschen J, O'Donnell
DE, Waller A. American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement on the management of
dyspnea in patients with advanced lung or heart disease. Chest 137(3): 674-691, 2010.
30. Han JH, Wilson A, Ely EW. Delirium in the older emergency department patient: a quiet epidemic.
Emerg Med Clin North Am (28) 3: 611-631, 2010.
31. Janz DR, Abel TW, Jackson JC, Gunther ML, Heckers S, Ely EW. Brain autopsy findings in intensive
care unit patients previously suffering from delirium: A pilot study. Journal of Crit Care (25): 538.e7-
538.e12, 2010.
32. Chumbler NR, Quigley P, Sanford MA, Griffiths P, Rose D, Morey M, Ely EW, Hoenig H.
Implementing telerehabilitation research for stroke rehabilitation with community dwelling veterans:
Lessons learned. International Journal of Telerehabilitation 2(1): 15-21, 2010.
33. Morandi A, Gunther ML, Vasilevskis EE, Girard TD, Hopkins RO, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Ely
EW. Neuroimaging in Delirious Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Preliminary Case Series Report.
Psychiatry 7(9): 28-33, 2010.
34. Milbrandt EB, Eldadah B, Nayfield S, Hadley E, Angus DC. Toward an Integrated Research Agenda
for Critical Illness in Aging. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182(8): 995-1003, 2010. [Dr. Ely is listed as
a participant in Appendix I]
35. Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW, Speroff T, Pun BT, Boehm L, Dittus RS Reducing iatrogenic risks: ICU-
acquired delirium and weakness – crossing the quality chasm. Chest 138(5): 1224-1233, 2010.
36. Han JH, Shintani AK, Eden S, Morandi A, Solberg L, Schnelle J, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW.
Delirium in the Emergency Department: An Independent Predictor of 6-Month Mortality. Ann Emerg
Med 56(3): 244-252, 2010. [Top 25 downloaded PDFs during July-September 2010.]
37. Toro AC, Escobar LM, Franco JG, Díaz-Gómez JL, Muñoz JF, Molina F, Bejarano J, Yepes D,
Navarro E, García A, Ely EW, Esteban A. Spanish version of the CAM-ICU (Confusion Assessment
Method for the Intensive Care Unit). Pilot study of validation. Medicina intensiva 34(1):14-21, 2010.
38. Shehabi Y, Riker R, Bokesch PM, Wisemandle W, Shintani A, Ely EW. Delirium Duration and
Mortality in lightly sedated, mechanically ventilated intensive care patients* Crit Care Med 38(12):
2311-2318, 2010.
39. Agarwal V, O'Neill PJ, Cotton BA, Pun BT, Haney S, Thompson J, Kassebaum N, Shintani A, Guy J,
Ely EW, Pandharipande P. Prevalence and risk factors for development of delirium in burn intensive
care unit patients. J Burn Care Res 31(5):706-715, 2010.
40. Jacobowski NL, Girard TD, Mulder JA, Ely EW. Communication in Critical Care: Family Rounds in
the Intensive Care Unit. Am J Crit Care 19(5):421-430, 2010.
41. Speroff T, Nwosu S, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Wall RJ, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Ely EW,
Burgess H, Englebright J, Williams MV, Dittus RS. Organizational Culture: Variation across Hospitals
and Connection to Patient Safety Climate. Quality and Safety in Health Care 19(6): 592-596, 2010.
42. Jackson JC, Girard TD, Gordon SM, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Thomason JWW, Pun BT,
Canonico AE, Dunn JG, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Long-Term Cognitive and Psychological
Outcomes in the Awakening and Breathing Controlled Trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182(2): 183-
191, 2010.
43. Iwashyna TJ, Ely EW, Smith DS, Langa KM. Long-term Cognitive Impairment and Functional
Disability Among Survivors of Severe Sepsis. JAMA 304(16): 1787-1794, 2010.
44. Zou HJ, Mei W, Zhang CH, Li YS, Liu SK, Zhang ZG, Ely EW, Tian YK. [Reliability and validilty of
revised Chinese version of Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit in
postoperative settings: a preliminary study] Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medicine and Brain
Science, 19(11):1046-1047, 2010.
45. Han JH, Wilson A, Ely EW. Delirium in the Older Emergency Department Patient: A Quiet Epidemic.
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 28:611-63, 2010.
46. Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Ely EW. A screening, prevention, and restoration
model for saving the injured brain in intensive care unit survivors. Crit Care Med 38(10 Suppl): S683-
391, 2010.
47. Vasilevskis E, Han JH, Shintani A, Girard TD, Ely EW. Delirium and mortality risk prediction: A Story
in Evolution. Critical Care 14:449, 2010.
48. Morandi A, Brummel NE, Ely EW. Sedation, Delirium and Mechanical Ventilation: the ‘ABCDE’
Approach. Curr Opin Crit Care 17:43-49, 2011.
49. Kleinpell R, Ely EW, Williams G, Liolios A, Ward N, Tisherman SA. Web-based resources for critical
care education. Crit Care Med 39(3): 541-553, 2011.
50. Rice TW, Ware LB, Haponik EF, Chiles C, Wheeler AP, Bernard GR, Steingrub JS, Hite RD, Matthay
MA, Wright P, Ely EW. The NIH NHLBI ARDS Network. Crit Care 15:R86, 2011.
51. Ely EW. The Leopard-Skin Bra. JAMA 305(8): 756-757, 2011.
52. McGrane S, Girard TD, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Woodworth A, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP.
Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels at admission as predictors of duration of acute brain
dys[보안삭제] in critically ill patients. Crit Care 15: R78, 2011.
53. Ely EW. Cyanosis. JAMA 305(23): 2388-2389, 2011.
54. Morandi A, Vasilevskis EE, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Solberg LM, Neal EB, Koestner T, Torres
R, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Han JH, Schnelle J, Fick DM, Ely EW, Kripalani S. Inappropriate
medications in elderly ICU survivors: where to intervene? Arch Intern Med 171(11): 1032-1034,
2011.
55. Rice TW, Ware LB, Haponik EF, Chiles C, Wheeler AP, Bernard GR, Steingrub JS, Hite RD, Matthay
MA, Wright P, Ely EW the NIH NHLBI ARDS Network. Vascular pedicle width in acute lung injury:
correlation with intravascular pressures and ability to discriminate fluid status. Crit Care 15(2):R86,
2011.
56. Speroff T, Ely EW, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Nwosu S,
Burgess H, Dittus RS. Quality Improvement Projects Targeting Healthcare-Associated Infections:
Comparing Collaborative and Toolkit Approaches. J Hosp Med 6(5):271-278, 2011.
57. Morandi A, Gunther ML, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Ely EW, Girard
TD. Insulin-like growth factor-1 and delirium in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients: a
preliminary investigation. Int Psychogeriatr 23(7):1175-1181, 2011.
58. Smith HA, Boyd J, Fuchs DC, Melvin K, Berry P, Shintani A, Eden SK, Terrell MK, Boswell T,
Wolfram K, Sopfe J, Barr FE, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW. Diagnosing delirium in critically ill children:
Validity and reliability of the Pediatric Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit. Crit
Care Med 39(1): 150-157, 2011.
59. Han JH, Bryce SN, Ely EW, Kripalani S, Morandi A, Shintani A, Jackson JC, Storrow AB, Dittus RS,
Schnelle J. The Effect of Cognitive Impairment on the Accuracy of the Presenting Complaint and
Discharge Instruction Comprehension in Older Emergency Department Patients. Ann Emerg Med
57(6):662-671, 2011.
60. Mitasova A, Kostalova M, Bednarik J, Michalcakova R, Kasparek T, Balabanova P, Dusek L,
Vohanka S, Ely EW. Poststroke delirium incidence and outcomes: Validation of the Confusion
Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). Crit Care Med, 40:484-490, 2011.
61. Guenther U, Weykam J, Andorfer U, Theuerkauf N, Popp J, Ely EW, Putensen C. Implications of
Objective vs Subjective Delirium Assessment in Surgical Intensive Care Patients. Am J Crit Care
21(1):e12-e20, 2011.
62. Vasilevskis EE, Morandi A, Boehm L, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Thompson JL,
Shintani A, Gordon SM, Pun BT, Ely EW. Delirium and Sedation Recognition Using Validated
Instruments: Reliability of Bedside Intensive Care Unit Nursing Assessments from 2007 to 2010. J
Am Geriatr Soc 59: S249-S255, 2011.
63. Guillamondegui O, Richards JE, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Archer-Swygert K, Norris PR, Obremskey WT.
Does Hypoxia Affect Intensive Care Unit Delirium or Long-Term
Cognitive Impairment After Multiple Trauma Without Intracranial Hemorrhage? J Trauma 70(4): 910-
915, 2011.
64. Jackson JC, Archer KR, Bauer R, Abraham CM, Song Y, Greevey R, Guillamondegui O, Ely EW,
Obremskey W. A Prospective Investigation of Long-Term Cognitive Impairment and Psychological
Distress in Moderately Versus Severely Injured Trauma Intensive Care Unit Survivors Without
Intracranial Hemorrhage. J Trauma 71(4): 860-866, 2011.
65. Richards JE, Guillamondegui O, Archer KR, Jackson JC, Ely EW, Obremskey WT. The Association
of Reamed Intramedullary Nailing and Long-Term Cognitive Impairment. J Orthop Trauma 25:707-
713, 2011.
66. Choi L, Caffo BS, Kohli U, Pandharipande PP, Kurnik D, Ely EW, Stein CM. A Bayesian hierarchical
nonlinear mixture model in the presence of artifactual outliers in a population pharmacokinetic study.
J Pharmacokinet Pharmacodyn 38(5): 613-636, 2011.
67. Hipp, DM, Ely EW. Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Management of Delirium in Critically
Ill Patients. Neurotherapeutics 9(1): 158-175, 2012.
68. Deutschman CS, Ahrens T, Cairns CB, Sessler CN, Parsons PE. Multisociety Task Force for Critical
Care Research: Key issues and recommendations. Crit Care Med 40(1): 254-260, 2012. (Dr. Ely
serves on the Critical Care Societies Collaborative Task Force on Critical Care Research)
69. Kohli U, Pandharipande P, Muszkat M, Sofowora GG, Friedman EA, Scheinin M, Wood AJ, Ely EW,
Tyndale RF, Choi L, Stein CM, Kurnik D. CYP2A6 genetic variation and dexmedetomidine
disposition. Eur J Clin Pharmacol 68(6): 937-942, 2012.
70. Vasilevskis EE, Girard TD, Ely EW. The bedside diagnosis of ICU delirium: specificity is high, let's
optimize sensitivity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185(1):107-8, 2012.
71. Deutschman CS, Ahrens T, Cairns CB, Sessler CN, Parsons PE. Multisociety Task Force for Critical
Care Research: Key Issues and Recommendations. Chest 141:201-209, 2012. (Dr. Ely is a member
of this task force and contributed to the document as noted in the published Appendix of this main
manu[보안삭제].)
72. Jackson JC, Ely EW, Morey MC, Anderson VM, Denne LB, Clune J, Seibert CS, Archer KR, Torres R,
Janz D, Schiro E, Jones J, Shintani AK, Levine B, Pun BT, Thompson JL, Brummel NE, Hoenig H.
Cognitive and physical rehabilitation of intensive care unit survivors: Results of the RETURN
randomized controlled pilot investigation. Crit Care Med 40(4)1088-1097, 2012.
73. Adams JRW, Morandi A, Girard TD, Thompson JL, Boomershine CS, Shintani AK, Ely EW,
Pandharipande PP. The association of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan
metabolism with acute brain dys[보안삭제] during critical illness. Crit Care Med 40(3): 835-841, 2012.
74. Ranieri VM, Thompson BT, Barie PS, Dhainaut JF, Douglas IS, Finfer S, Gårdlund B, Marshall JC,
Rhodes A, Artigas A, Payen D, Tenhunen J, Al-Khalidi HR, Thompson V, Janes J, Macias WL,
Vangerow B, Williams MD the PROWESS-SHOCK Study Group. Drotrecogin Alfa (Activated) in
Adults with Septic Shock. NEJM 366(22):2055-64, 2012. (Dr. Ely was one of four coordinating
center physicians who ran the entire PROWESS-SHOCK study as noted in the NEJM publication.)
75. Gunther ML, Morandi A, Krauskopf E, Pandharipande P, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Thompson J,
Shintani AK, Geevarghese S, Miller RR 3rd, Canonico A, Merkle K, Cannistraci CJ, Rogers BP,
Gatenby JC, Gore JC, Hopkins RO, Ely EW. The association between brain volumes, delirium
duration, and cognitive outcomes in intensive care unit survivors: The VISIONS cohort magnetic
resonance imaging study.* Crit Care Med 40(7): 2022-2032, 2012.
76. Seymour CW, Pandharipande PP, Koestner T, Hudson LD, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Ely EW,
Girard TD. Diurnal sedative changes during intensive care: Impact on liberation from mechanical
ventilation and delirium*. Crit Care Med 40(10):2788-2796, 2012.
77. Balas MC, Vasilevskis EE, Burke WJ, Boehm L, Pun BT, Olsen KM, Peitz GJ, Ely EW. Critical care
nurses' role in implementing the "ABCDE bundle" into practice. Crit Care Nurse 32(2): 35-38, 40-
47, quiz 48, 2012.
78. Vasilevskis EE, Han JH, Hughes CG, Ely EW. Epidemiology and risk factors for delirium across
hospital settings. Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology 26: 277-287, 2012.
79. Brummel NE, Jackson JC, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Schiro E, Work B, Pun BT, Boehm L, Gill
TM, Ely EW. A Combined Early Cognitive and Physical Rehabilitation Program for People Who Are
Critically Ill: The Activity and Cognitive Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit (ACT-ICU) Trial. Physical
Therapy 92:1580-1592, 2012.
80. Morandi A, Pandharipande PP, Jackson JC, Bellelli G, Trabucchi M, Ely EW. Understanding
terminology of delirium and long-term cognitive impairment in critically ill patients. Best Practice &
Research Clinical Anaesthesiology 26: 267-276, 2012.
81. Girard TD, Ware LB, Bernard GR, Pandharipande PP, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Jackson JC,
Dittus RS, Ely EW. Associations of markers of inflammation and coagulation with delirium during
critical illness. Intensive Care Med 38(12): 1965-1973, 2012.
82. Ely EW, Dittus RS, Girard TD. Point: should benzodiazepines be avoided in mechanically ventilated
patients? Yes. Chest 142(2): 281-284 discussion 289-290, 2012.
83. Wang C, Wu Y, Yue P, Ely EW, Huang J, Yang X, Liu Y. Delirium assessment using Confusion
Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit in Chinese critically ill patients. J Crit Care. 2013
Jun28(3):223-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2012.10.004. Epub 2012 Nov 14.
PMID: 23159138 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
84. Morandi A, Barnett N, Miller RR 3rd, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW, Ware LB. Vitamin D and
delirium in critically ill patients: a preliminary investigation. J Crit Care. 2013 Jun28(3):230-5. doi:
10.1016/j.jcrc.2012.06.011. Epub 2012 Aug 9.
PMID: 22884531 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
85. De Grahl C, Luetz A, Gratopp A, Gensel D, Mueller J, Smith H, Ely EW, Krude H, Spies C. The
pediatric Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (p-CAM): Translation and
cognitive debriefing for the German-speaking area. German Medical Science 10:1-10, 2012.
86. Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW, Dittus RS. Quality and safety challenges in critical care: preventing and
treating delirium in the intensive care unit [Perspective]. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. December
2012. Available at: http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective[보안삭제]x?perspectiveID=134
87. Barr J, Fraser GL, Puntillo K, Ely EW, Gelinas C, Dasta JF, Davidson JE, Devlin JW, Kress JP, Joffe
AM, Coursin DB, Herr DL, Tung A, Robinson BRH, Fontaine DK, Ramsay MA, Riker RR, Sessler CN,
Pun BT, Skrobik Y, Jaeschke, R. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation,
and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit: utive summary. Am J Health-Syst
Pharm 70:53-58, 2013.
88. Barr J, Fraser GL, Puntillo K, Ely EW, Gelinas C, Dasta JF, Davidson JE, Devlin JW, Kress JP, Joffe
AM, Coursin DB, Herr DL, Tung A, Robinson BRH, Fontaine DK, Ramsay MA, Riker RR, Sessler CN,
Pun BT, Skrobik Y, Jaeschke, R. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation,
and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med 41(1): 263-306, 2013.
89. McPherson JA, Wagner CE, Boehm LM, Hall JD, Johnson DC, Miller LR, Burns KM, Thompson JL,
Shintani AK, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP. Delirium in the Cardiovascular ICU: Exploring Modifiable
Risk Factors*. Crit Care Med 41(2):405-413, 2013.
90. Morandi A, McCurley J, Vasilevskis EE, Fick DM, Bellelli G, Lee P, Jackson JC, Shenkin SD,
Trabucchi M, Schnelle J, Inouye SK, Ely EW, MacLullich A. Tools To Detect Delirium Superimposed
on Dementia: A Systematic Review. J Am Geratri Soc 61(1): 174, 2013.
91. Ely EW, Barr J. Pain/Agitation/Delirium. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 34:151-152, 2013.
92. Devlin JW, Fraser GL, Ely EW, Kress JP, Skrobik Y, Dasta JF. Pharmacological Management of
Sedation and Delirium in Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients: Remaining Evidence Gaps and
Controversies. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 34:201-214, 2013.
93. Jackson JC, Ely EW. Cognitive Impairment after Critical Illness: Etiologies, Risk Factors, and Future
Directions. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 34:216-222, 2013.
94. Smith HAB, Berutti T, Brink E, Strohler B, Fuchs DC, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP. Pediatric Critical
Care Perceptions on Analgesia, Sedation, and Delirium. Semin Respir Crit Care Med 34: 244-261,
2013.
95. Ferrell BA, Ely EW. Mechanical Ventilation Liberation. Critical Decisions [serial online] August,
2012:1. Accessed at www.critical-decsions.org [On-line only]
96. Morandi A, Vasilevskis E, Pandharipande PP, Girard T.D., Solberg L.M., Neal E.B., Koestner T,
Torres RE, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Han JH, Schnelle JF, Fick DM, Ely EW, Kripalani S.
Inappropriate medication pre[보안삭제]ions in elderly adults surviving an intensive care unit
hospitalization. J Am Geriatr Soc. 61(7):1128-34, 2013.
97. Peitz GJ, Balas MC, Olsen KM, Pun BT, Ely EW. Top 10 Myths Regarding Sedation and Delirium in
the ICU. Crit Care Med 41(9): S46-S56, 2013.
98. Wilcox ME, Brummel NE, Archer K, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Hopkins RO. Cognitive Dys[보안삭제] in ICU
Patients: Risk Factors, Predictors, and Rehabilitation Interventions. Crit Care Med (41)9: S81-S98,
2013.
99. Balas MC, Burke WJ, Gannon D, Cohen MZ, Colburn L, Bevil C, Franz D, Olsen KM, Ely EW,
Vasilevskis EE. Implementing the Awakening and Breathing Coordination, Delirium
Monitoring/Management, and Early Exercise/Mobility Bundle into Everyday Care: Opportunities,
Challenges, and Lessons Learned for Implementing the ICU Pain, Agitation, and Delirium
Guidelines. Crit Care Med 41(9): S116-S127, 2013.
100. Needham DM, Dinglas VD, Morris PE, Jackson JC, Hough CL, Mendez-Tellez PA, Wozniak A,
Colantuoni E, Ely EW, Rice TW, Hopkins RO. Physical and cognitive performance of acute lung
injury patients one year after initial trophic vs full enteral feeding: EDEN trial follow-Up. Am J Respir
Crit Care Med, 188(5):567-576, 2013.
101. Carrothers KM, Barr J, Spurlock B, Ridgely MS, Damberg CL, Ely EW. Contextual Issues
Influencing Implementation and Outcomes Associated With an Integrated Approach to Managing
Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult ICUs. Crit Care Med 41(9): S128-S135, 2013. PMID:
23989090
102. Page VA, Ely EW, Gates S, Zhao XB, Alce T, Shintani A, Jackson JC, Perkins GD, McAuley DF.
Effect of intravenous haloperidol on the duration of delirium and coma in critically ill patients
(Hope-ICU): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Lancet Respiratory
Medicine, 1 (7):515-23, 2013.
103. Calvo-Ayala E, Khan BA, Farber MO, Ely EW. Interventions to Improve the Physical Function of
ICU Survivors – A Systematic Review. Chest, 144(5) 1469-80, November 2013.
104. Brummel NE, Ely EW. Sedation level and the prevalence of delirium. Intensive Care Med, 40(1)
135, January 2014.
105. Naidech AM, Beaumont JL, Rosenberg NF, Maas MB, Kosteva AR, Ault ML, Cella D, Ely EW,
Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Delirium Symptoms: Length of Stay, Function and Quality of Life in a
114-patient Cohort., Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 188(1) 1331-7, December 1, 2013. PMID:
24102675 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
106. Brummel NE, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Dittus RS, Gill TM,
Bernard GR, Ely EW, Girard TD. Delirium in the ICU and Subsequent Long-Term Disability Among
Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation. Crit Care Med. 42(2) 369-77, February 2014. [Epub ahead of
print] PMID: 24158172.
107. Calvo-Ayala E, Khan BA, Farber MO, Ely EW, Boustani MA, Interventions to improve the physical
[보안삭제] of ICU survivors: A Systematic Review, Chest 144(5): 1469-80, November 2013, PMID:
23949645
108. Khan BA, Farber MO, Campbell N, Perkins A, Prasad NK, Hui SL, Miller DK, Calvo-Ayala E,
Buckley JD, Ionescu R, Shekhar A, Ely EW, Boustani MA, S100 calcium binding protein B as
biomarker of delirium duration in the intensive care unit – an exploration analysis, Int J Gen Med
2013, 6, 855-61
109. Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Morandi A, Thompson JL, Pun BT, Brummel NE,
Hughes CG, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani AK, Moons KG, Geevarghese SK, Canonico A, Hopkins RO,
Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW, Long-Term Cognitive Impairment after Critical Illness, N Engl J Med
369(14): 1306-16, October 3, 2013. PMID: 24401069.
(Received a Vanderbilt University Epidemiology Center 2013 Top 10 Paper Award selected by the
epidemiology center as one of the 10 leading papers published by Vanderbilt Medical School
authors in a given calendar year).
110. Isabel, C.T, Almeida, Márcio Soares, Fernando A. Bozza, Cassia Righy Shinotsuka, Renata
Bujokas, Vicente Cés Souza-Dantas, E. Wesley Ely, Jorge I. F. Salluh, The Impact of Acute Brain
Dys[보안삭제] in the Outcomes of Mechanically Ventilated Cancer Patients, PLos One 9(1): 1-7,
January 2014.
111. Brummel NE, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Dittus RS, Gill TM,
Bernard GR, Ely EW, Girard TD, Delirium in the ICU and Subsequent Long-Term Disability Among
Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation, Crit Care Med 42(2): 369-77, February 2014.
112. Page PJ, Davis D, Zhao XB, Norton S, Casarin A, Brow T, Wesley EW, McAuley DF, Statin Use
and Risk of Delirium in the Critically Ill, Amer J of Resp and Crit Care Med (In Press)
113. Needham DM, Dinglas VD, Morris PE, Jackson JC, Hough CL, Mendez-Tellez PA, Wozniak AW,
Colantuoni E, Ely EW, Rice TW, Hopkins RO, for the NIH NHLBI ARDS Network, Physical and
Cognitive Performance of Patients with Acute Lung Injury 1 Year after Initial Trophic versus Full
Enteral Feeding, Eden Trial Follow-up, Amer J of Resp and Crit Care Med 188(5): 567-76,
September 2013.
114. Hsieh SJ, Ely EW, Gong MN, Can Intensive Care Unit Delirium Be Prevented and Reduced?
Lessons Learned and Future Directions, AnnalsATS, December 2013, 648-56.
115. Han JK, Wilson A, Graves AJ, Shintani A, Schnelle JF, Dittus RS, Powers JS, Vernon J, Storrow
AB, Ely EW, Validation of the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit in Older
Emergency Department Patients, Acad Emerg Med, 21(2): 180-87, February 2014.
116. Neufeld KJ, Nelliot A, Inouye SK, Ely EW, Bienvenu OJ, Lee HB, Needham DM, Delirium diagnosis
Methodology used in Research: A Survey-Based Study, The Am J Geri Psych, p. 28, March 2014.
117. Campbell NL, Cantor BB, Hui SL, Perkins A, Khan BA, Farber MO, Nazir A, Garrett SL, Ely EW,
Boustani MA, Race and documentation of cognitive impairment in hospitalized older adults, J Am
Geriatr Soc, 62(3): 506-11, March 2014.
118. Morandi A, Hughes CG, Thompson JL, Pandharipande PP, Shintani A, Vasilevskis EE, Han JH,
Jackson JC, Laskowitz DT, Bernard GR, Ely EW, Girard TD, Statins and Delirium During Critical
Illness: A Multicenter, Prospective Cohort Study, Crit Care Med, 42(8): 1899-909, August 2014.
119. Jackson JC, Santoro MJ, Ely TM, Boehm L, Kiehl AL, Anderson LS, Ely EW, Improving patient
care through the prism of psychology: Application of Maslow’s hierarchy to sedation, delirium, and
early mobility in the intensive care unit, J Crit Care, 29(3): 438-44, June 2014.
120. Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Brummel NE, Thompson JL, Hughes CG, Pun BT,
Vasilevskis EE, Morandi A, Shintani AK, Hopkins RO, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW Bringing to
light the Risk Factors And Incidence of Neuropsychological dys[보안삭제] in ICU survivors (BRAIN-
ICU) study investigators, Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and [보안삭제]al disability in
survivors of critical illness in the BRAIN-ICU study: a longitudinal cohort study, Lancet Respir Med,
2(5): 369-79, May 2014.
121. Gaspardo P, Peressoni L, Comisso I, Mistraletti G, Ely EW, Morandi A, Delirium among critically ill
adults: Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Italian 'Confusion Assessment Method for
the Intensive Care Unit'. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 30, 283-291, May 2014.
122. Andresen JM, Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Davidson MA, Ely EW, Watson, PL, Burst
Suppression on Processed Electroencephalography as a Predictor of Postcoma Delirium in
Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients, Crit Care Med, Jul 28, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] PMID
25072756.
123. Meagher DJ, Morandi A, Inouye SK, Ely EW, Adamis D, Maclullich AJ, Rudolph JL, Neufeld K,
Leonard M, Bellelli G, Davis D, Teodorczuk A, Kriesel S, Thomas C, Hasemann W, Timmons S, O
Regan N, Grover S, Jabbar F, Cullen W, Dunne C, Kamholz B, Van Munster BC, De Rooij SE, De
Jonghe J, Trzepacz PT, Concordance between DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for delirium diagnosis in
a pooled database of 768 prospectively evaluated patients using the delirium rating scale-revised-
98, BMC Med, 2014 Sep 3012(1):164. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25266390 [PubMed - as
supplied by publisher]
124. The DSM-5 criteria, level of arousal and delirium diagnosis: inclusiveness is safer, BMC Medicine,
2014 12:141. (Although E. Wesley Ely served as an author, he volunteered to be taken off of the
explicit author list and just mentioned in acknowledgement since the journal had author number
limitation.)
125. Klompas M, Anderson D, Trick W, Babcock H, Kerlin MP, Li S, Sinkowitz-Cochran R, Ely EW,
Jernigan J, Magill S, Lyles R, O’Neil C, Kitch BT, Arrington E, Balas MC, Kleinman K, Bruce C,
Lankiewicz J, Murphy MV, Cox C, Lautenbach E, Sexton D, Fraser V, Weinstein A, Platt R, and for
the CDC Prevention Epicenters, The Preventability of Ventilator-Associated Events: The CDC
Prevention Epicenters’ Wake Up and Breathe Collaborative, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2014
November 4, as DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201407-1394OC.

Books and Book Chapters
1. Girard TD, Ely EW. Delirium in the ICU. In: Rehm CG, ed. 13th Critical Care Refresher. Society of
Critical Care Medicine, 2009: 11-17.
2. Pisani M, Ely EW. Respiratory Diseases and Disorders. In: Pacala JT, Sullivan GM, eds. Geriatrics
Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 7th ed. New York, NY: American Geriatrics
Society 2010. (in production)
3. Girard TD, Ely EW. Delirium in the ICU. In: Gilchrist, IC, ed. Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care.
Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2010: 9-15.
4. Pisani M, Ely EW. Respiratory Diseases and Disorders. In: GRS Teaching Slides. NY: American
Geriatrics Society 2010. GRS Teaching Slides web site http://www.frycomm.com/ags/teachingslides/
5. Sanders RD, Pandharipande PP, Ely EW, Maze M. What is the Role of alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptor
Agonists in the Intensive Care Unit. In: Deutschman CS, Neligan PJ, eds. Evidence-Based Practice
of Critical Care, Saunders-Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2010: 548-552.
6. McPherson JA, Wagner CE, Ely EW. Acute cognitive disorders: recognition and management of
delirium in the intensive cardiac care unit. In: Tubaro, M, ed. The ESC Textbook of Intensive and
Acute Cardiac Care, 2011: 756-763.
7. Page V, Ely EW. Delirium in Critical Care. Alain Vuylsteke (Ed.) in Core Critical Care. University Press,
Cambridge, UK, 2011.
8. Banerjee A, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP. Agitation and Delirium. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward
Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick M. Kochanek, Mitchell P. Fink (Eds.) in Textbook of Critical
Care, Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. 2011: 7-10.
9. Hughes CG, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP. Management of Pain, Anxiety, and Delirium. Jean-Louis
Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick M. Kochanek, Mitchell P. Fink (Eds.) in
Textbook of Critical Care, Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. 2011: 1492-1498.
10. Sonneville R, Ely EW, Sharshar T. Sepsis-Associated Encephalopathy And Its Differential Diagnosis.
Jean-Louis Vincent & Jesse Hall (Eds.) in The Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine. Springer,
Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2012.
11. Brummel NE, Morandi A, Ely EW. “Analgesia, Sedation and Delirium in the ICU”, In Frendl G and
Urman R, (Eds.) Pocket ICU, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.
12. Morandi A, Brummel NE, EW Ely. “The Elderly: Special Considerations”, In Frendl G and Urman R,
(Eds.) Pocket ICU, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.
13. Smith HAB, Brink E, Fuchs DC, Ely EW, Pandharipande PP. “Pediatric Delirium: Monitoring and
Management in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.” Derek S. Wheeler (Ed.) in Pediatric Clinics of North
America – Critical Care of the Pediatric Patient, Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, PA. 2013, 60:741-760.
14. Stevens RD, Sharshar T, Ely EW, Editors for “Brain Disorders in Critical Illness – Mechanisms,
Diagnosis, and Treatment.” New York, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
[Primary as first-ever textbook on this topic. Highly commended in the Anaesthesia category of the
2014 BMA Medical Book Awards for 2014]
15. Boehm L, Ely, EW, Mion, LC. “How to Improve Care for Older Patients in the Intensive Care Unit.” In
M. L. Malone, E. A. Capezuti, & R. M. Palmer (Eds.), Acute Care for Elders: A Model for
Interdisciplinary Care (pp. 233-244). New York, NY: Springer 2014.
16. Ely, EW, “Introduction: Cognitive and Behavioural Disorders Following Critical Illness” in R.D.
Stevens, N. Hart and M.S. Herridge (Eds.), Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine, The Legacy of Critical
Care (p. 203). United Kingdom, Oxford Press 2014.
17. Han JH, Vasilevskis EE, Ely EW. “Delirium in the Critically-ill Emergency Department Patient.” In:
Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care. Arbo JE, Lighthall GK, Jones MP ed., Wolters Kluwer –
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2014, pp. 704-717.

Honors/Awards
Dr. Ely has had several of his research publications singled out for re-publication or abstraction in
scholarly collections and reviews of noteworthy accomplishment in science. These are noted in the
citations section of the CV.

• 1997
- Tinsley R. Harrison Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for Bedside Teaching, The Bowman Gray
School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Selected by Housestaff)
• 1997
- Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
(Awarded annually to one faculty member for outstanding contributions in the field of clinical
teaching. Selected by the student body.)
• 2000
- The Judge Sidney H. Reiss Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Vanderbilt University School of
Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
• 2000
- Merck/AFAR Junior Investigator in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology
• 2000
- The Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award, American Federation for
Aging Research (AFAR)
• 2004
- “Delirium and Cognitive Outcomes” chosen for Vanderbilt’s “Wall of Science” of Distinguished
Research Efforts
• 2005
- Elliot Newman Award for Research Excellence in Clinical Research (Awarded to a single investigator
for the most important contribution to clinical research in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt
University)
• 2006
- American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), awarded membership
• 2007
- Association of Specialty Professors (ASP) in Geriatrics
• 2008
- Blue Ribbon Panel on VA Aging Research: To define VA aging research priorities and how to
achieve them
• 2012
- The 2012 Grant W. Liddle Award, awarded once every two years to one person from the medical
center enterprise at Vanderbilt selected from among all departments by an independent committee,
for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Research
• 2013
- Recipient of the Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the Society of Critical Care
Medicine (SCCM)
• 2013
- Member of the Association of American Physicians (AAP)
• 2013
- Franz-Koehler Inflammation Award for outstanding efforts in the field of delirium-research, granted
by the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Berlin, Germany
• 2013
- Myer Rosenthal Honorary Lecturer in Critical Care at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
• 2014
- Presidential Citation from The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) for outstanding
contributions to the SCCM, awarded by Carol Thompson, PhD, FCCM (President)
• 2014
- 3rd Year Residents Favorite Attending. Residents vote on faculty who have made a significant
positive impact on them during their time at Vanderbilt. Notified by Thomas Atwater, Resident,
Department of Medicine, VUMC
• 2014
- 4th Annual Henning Pontoppidan, M.D. visiting Professorship award by the Critical Care Center and
Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.