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Clifford S. DEUTSCHMAN, United States / Professor and Vice Chair for Research


Department of Pediatrics
North Shore – LIJ Health System / Hofstra School of Medicine
Dr Deutschman is a graduate of Trinity College (BS), Northwestern University (MS) and New York Medical College (MD). After flirtations with surgery and neurosurgery he completed training in surgical critical care (Univ of Minnesota) and Anesthesiology (Johns Hopkins). He served on faculty at Johns Hopkins (1988-1993) and the University of Pennsylvania (1993-2014) as a specialist in Critical (Intensive) Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. As a member of Penn’s Dept of Anesthesiology and Critical Care he directed the Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and the NIH-funded Research Fellowship (T32) and led the Stavropoulos Sepsis Research Program. He joined NS-LIJ and Feinstein as Vice Chair, Research, for the Department of Pediatrics in 2014.

Dr Deutschman’s research focuses on sepsis, with particular emphasis on mitochondrial dysfunction, hepatic abnormalities, cytokine signal transduction and the role of the CNS in sepsis pathobiology. He is one of the (many) co-authors of the most recent version the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines and is co-chair of an SCCM-ESICM task force to re-examine and refine the definitions of sepsis. Dr Deutschman has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 80 book chapters and editorials. He is the co-editor of the textbook “Evidenced – based Practice of Critical Care” (second edition to be released in 2016).

Dr. Deutschman has served as President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (2012) and the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (2002-4). He has been a permanent member of the NIH Surgery, Anesthesia and Trauma Study Section. He is a Scientific Editor of Critical Care Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists.

Dr Deutschman is a native New Yorker and lifetime fan of the Giants (football) and the Yankees (baseball). He was extremely pleased to return, in 2014, to the New York area after spending 35 years in exile.