Cohen Children’s Medical Center Appoints Clifford Deutschman, MD, Vice Chair of Research

NEW HYDE PARK, NY – To bolster its clinical research efforts, Cohen Children’s Medical Center today announced the recruitment of Clifford S. Deutschman, MD, as vice chair of research.

“The addition of Dr. Deutschman is part of an ongoing effort to enhance clinical and translational research at Cohen Children’s Medical Center,” said Charles Schleien, MD, chair of pediatrics. “His expertise in the area of critical care medicine has earned him well-deserved international recognition. We are proud to have him on our faculty.”

Over the years, Dr. Deutschman‘s research in critical care has centered on sepsis in adults and children.  His work has been broad-based, including topics as diverse as sepsis-induced organ dysfunction, the development of guidelines for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia and critical care research.

Before joining Cohen, Dr. Deutschman served as an attending anesthesiologist and intensivist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a tenured professor at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. A prolific writer, Dr. Deutschman has co-authored nearly 100 peer-reviewed research papers in journals such as Critical Care Medicine, Immunity, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Investigation as well as more than 80 chapters, editorials and reviews

 In addition, he is a long-standing member of the editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine and Shock, has been an invited reviewer for numerous other journals, including the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. He also has served as both a permanent and ad hoc grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.  Dr Deutschman is the editor of the textbook Evidence-based Critical Care and a co-author of the most recent version of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s guidelines on the management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.

 Trained as an anesthesiologist and an intensivist, Dr. Deutschman received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College before earning a master’s degree from Northwestern College and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed residency in anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and did fellowships in critical care medicine at both Hopkins and the University of Minnesota.

 Board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, Dr. Deutschman is a member of a number of medical and research societies.  In 2012-2013 he served as president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.   He currently co-chairs a joint Society of Critical Care Medicine/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine task force to update and revise criteria for the diagnosis of sepsis, septic shock and sepsis-induced organ dysfunction.  A native New Yorker, Dr. Deutschman and his wife, Chris Hilke, reside in Huntington Bay, NY.

 About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York:
 Opened in 1983, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is home to about 675 pediatricians, including 200 full-time physicians, and a total workforce of more than 1,200, including more than 500 nurses. For the eighth consecutive year in 2014, CCMC was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.


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