Dr. Hsu holds joint appointments in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Surgery and is a member of the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC). She is board-certified in emergency medicine and surgical critical care, having completed her trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. She currently attends in the Emergency Critical Care Center (EC3), Emergency Department, and Trauma Burn Intensive Care Unit.
Dr. Hsu has broad background in basic science and clinical research with a doctoral degree in pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and biomedical neuroscience. Her research interests center on neuroprotection after cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury, critical care ultrasound, and asynchronous medical education. As a NHLBI K12 Scholar in Emergency Critical Care Research, Dr. Hsu plans to investigate the role of valproic acid for post-arrest neuroprotection in porcine models and early clinical trials. She is also the co-principal investigator of an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) multicenter study that examines the role of targeted temperature management in hanging-induced cardiac arrest.