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Cameron Dezfulian, MD

Cameron Dezfulian, MD
Job Title Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1999 Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


2003 Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI


2007 Critical Care Medicine, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD
2008 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


  • Florida Medical Association
  • Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  • American Heart Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Board Certification
  • Critical Care Medicine (Adult) Board Certification
  • General Internal Medicine Board Certification
  • DEA
  • USMLE Steps 1-3
  • ABLS
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS


  • 2010 Finalist, Attending of the Year (Teaching Award), Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • 2007 Best Oral Presentation, Johns Hopkins Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine Department 2007 Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD
  • 2007 Young Investigator Award, Presented at the Resuscitation Sciences Symposium, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2007 pre-conference symposium, Orlando, FL
  • 2007 Best Poster Award and Oral Presentation, Second International Role of Nitrite in Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics Meeting, Bethesda, MD
  • 2007 FARE Travel Award for Outstanding Fellow Research Abstract at the NIH
  • 2007 Nominee, Excellence in Mentoring Award, NIH
  • 2003 Best Resident Research Project, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
  • 2002 “You’re Super” Patient Appreciation Award
  • 2000 Token of Appreciation from Medical Students (Teaching Award)
  • 1994 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida
  • 1994 Florida Blue Key Leadership Honor Society
  • 1994 President’s Award for University Service
  • 1991-1995 Florida Undergraduate Academic Scholarship
  • 1991-1995 Undergraduate Honors Program
  • 1991-1995 Dean’s List (6/8 semesters while at University of Florida)
  • 1994 President’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)
  • 1991 State PRIDE Award Winner, Social Studies


  • Dezfulian C and Trzeciak, S. “Reduced Arterio-Venous Nitrite Gradients Associated with Sepsis.”  Crit Care Med 2010 Apr;38(4):1214-5.
  • Dezfulian C, Cobas M, Pretto E. Race and Survival After Cardiac Arrest. JAMA 303:130, January 13, 2010.
  • Dezfulian C, Shiva S, Alekseyenko A, Pendyal A, Beiser DG, Munasinghe JP, Anderson SA, Chesley CF, Vanden Hoek TL, Gladwin MT. “Nitrite therapy after cardiac arrest reduces reactive oxygen species generation, improves cardiac and neurological function, and enhances survival via reversible inhibition of mitochondrial complex I.” Circulation 120:897-905, 2009.

    View Dr. Dezfulian's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Nitrite based neuroprotection after cardiac arrest
  • NO and S-NO-based signaling after global brain ischemia
  • The significance of fever as a marker of infection vs. organ injury after resuscitation
  • The effects of hyperoxia after resuscitation on organ injury
Last Update
March 31, 2011
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March 31, 2011