Cardiothoracic / Critical Care Research

The divisions of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and Critical Care are focused on collaborative research that improves the management and outcome of patients who undergo cardiac surgery or who become critically ill in the hospital or operating room. Our work spans from kidney injury to the early detection and treatment of sepsis. We currently have over twenty-five ongoing projects, several of which are funded through grants and corporate sources. 

Our research is largely facilitated through computerized Anesthesiology and ICU records, which record history, physical exam, physiologic and laboratory data. A recent NIH grant allows us to collect and analyze physiologic waveforms to permit investigations using mathematical modeling and outcomes to develop new methods of linking physiologic variability to prognosis and outcome. 

Our division has ties with Surgical Critical Care, Pulmonary Critical Care and Respiratory Therapy, which enable the multidisciplinary study of topics of common interest. This has resulted in our enrollment in several ongoing studies with different ICUs at U-M and throughout North America. We welcome collaborators from outside entities who are interested in using these robust datasets for knowledge discovery.

Please see our representative publications

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Milo Engoren, M.D.

Director of Critical Care Research