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Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM

Job Title Vice Chairman, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Job Title Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
Job Title Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5164 Phone
412-692-6076 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1980 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
 

Residency:

1983 University of California, San Diego, CA
 

Fellowship:

1986 Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
  • National Neurotrauma Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care
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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate
  • American Board of Pediatrics Sub-board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Awards

  • 1976 - Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1980 - Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1977–1980 Joseph Collins Foundation Scholar
  • 1984–1986 - Fellow of the Year, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital National Medical Center
  • 1991 - Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
  • 1992 - Cited in Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 1992 - Named one of "Pittsburgh's Best Doctors", Pittsburgh Magazine
  • 1993 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Pediatric Award
  • 1993 - Society of Critical Care Medicine Established Investigator Award
  • 1993 - Cited in Best Doctors in America, 2nd Edition
  • 1996 - Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 1998 - The American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • 1998 - Taubin Lecture, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • 2000–present - Editor-in Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • 2001 - America’s Top Doctors, 1st Edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2002 - Distinguished Service Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2002 - Vice-Chairman of Research, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2002 - Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecturer
  • 2002 - Pfizer Professorship, University of Illinois Dept. of Pediatrics
  • 2003 - America’s Top Doctors, 3rd Edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2004 - America’s Top Doctors, 4th Edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2004-2005 - Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • 2005 - Cited in the "Top Doctors" feature article, Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2005 issue
  • 2005 - First Tomas Vargo Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas, Houston, May 26-27, 2005
  • 2005 - America’s Top Doctors, 5th Edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2002–2006 Cited in Best Doctors in America
  • 2006 - Cited in Marqui’s Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • 2006 - Cited in Marqui’s The Who’s Who 60, 60th Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in America
  • 2006 - Cited in Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, Consumers’ Research Council of America 2006 Consumer Guide
  • 2006 - America’s Top Doctors, 6th Edition, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • 2007 - American College of Critical Care Medicine Distinguished Investigator Award
  • 2007 - First Visiting Professor, Center of Critical Illness and Health Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
  • 2007–2008 Cited in Best Doctors in America
  • 2008 - 2nd Bakken Lecturer, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2008 - Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians, Consumer’s Research Council of America
  • 2008 - AAP Section on Critical Care Distinguished Career Award, Boston, MA
  • 2009–10 - Cited in Best Doctors in America
  • 2009 - SCCM Presidential Citation Award
  • 2009 - Integra Foundation Lecturer, College of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA
  • 2010 - Lucy Gooding Professorship, University of Florida, Jacksonville
  • 2012 - Master of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Publications

  • Garman RH, Jenkins LW, Switzer RC, Bauman RA, Tong LC, Swauger PV, Parks SA, Ritzel DV, Dixon CE, Clark RS, Bayır H, Kagan V, Jackson EK, Kochanek PM:  Blast exposure in rats with body shielding is characterized primarily by diffuse axonal injury.  J Neurotrauma 28:947-959, 2011.
  • Vincent JL, Abraham E, Moore FA, Kochanek PM, Fink MP (Eds):  Textbook of Critical Care.  6th edition.  Elsevier, 2011.
  • Kochanek PM, Bramlett H, Dietrich WD, Dixon CE, Hayes R, Povlishock J, Tortella F, Wang K:  A novel multi-center pre-clinical drug screening and biomarker consortium for experimental traumatic brain injury:  Operation Brain Trauma Therapy.  J Trauma 71:S15-S24, 2011.
  • Wu X, Kochanek PM, Drabek T, Henchir J, Stezoski SW, Stezoski J, Cochran K, Garman R, Tisherman SA: Induction of profound hypothermia for emergency preservation and resuscitation allows intact survival from cardiac arrest resulting from prolonged lethal hemorrhage and trauma in dogs. Circulation 113:1974-1982, 2006.
  • Kochanek PM, Vagni VA, Janesko KL, Washington C, Crumrine P, Garman RH, Jenkins LW, Clark RSB, Homanics G, Dixon CE, Schnermann J, Jackson EK:  Adenosine A1 receptor knockout mice develop lethal status epilepticus after experimental traumatic brain injury.  J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 26:565-575, 2006.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • University of Pittsburgh Brain Trauma Research Center Core C-Animal Modeling and Outcome
  • University of Pittsburgh Brain Trauma Research Center Project 5 iNOS & TBI
  • Oxidative Lipidomics in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Novel Approaches to Screening for Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma
  • Inhalation of O2 & Hyperventilation Early after Injury may be Deleterious to Casualties with Closed-Head TBI
  • Understanding the Biomechanical, Biochemical, Physiological and Functional Consequences of Blast Injury to the Human Brain
  • Role of CNPase in TBI
  • Operation Brain Trauma Therapy
  • Polynitroxylated pegylated hemoglobin for traumatic brain injury resuscitation
  • PHLPP1, A Novel Drug Target to Limit Neuronal Death after Cardiac Arrest
  • Training in Pediatric Neurointensive Care and Resuscitation Research
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May 20, 2013
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