Cindy H. Hsu, MD, PhD

Division Chief, Emergency Critical Care Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor, Acute Care Surgery
K12 Scholar in Emergency Critical Care Research
Director, Critical Care Research

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Twitter: @CHsu1012


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Annette Murphy



Dr. Cindy Hsu is an emergency medicine physician and surgical intensivist who cares for patients in Michigan Medicine’s Adult Emergency Department, Emergency Critical Care Center, and Trauma/Burn Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Hsu received her undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and MD/PhD degree from Boston University with a doctoral degree in pharmacology & experimental therapeutics and biomedical neuroscience. She then completed her emergency medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by trauma/surgical critical care fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Dr. Hsu is among the first in her specialty to hold dual certifications in emergency medicine and surgical critical care. As such, she is uniquely poised to impact the care of critical ill patients from the moment they arrive in the emergency department through their stay in the intensive care units.

Dr. Hsu has a broad background in basic science and clinical research with specific training in biochemical/molecular neuroscience, post-cardiac arrest care, and clinical research design. Her research interests have focused on improving the survival and neurologic outcome of cardiac arrest patients. Dr. Hsu has dedicated significant time as an NHLBI K12 Scholar developing large animal cardiac arrest models to study neuroprotective therapies after cardiac arrest, with plan to translate these findings to early phase clinical trials. As such, she has also completed a master’s degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

In addition to her dedications to translational cardiac arrest research, Dr. Hsu has served as the site principal investigator for several multicenter cardiac arrest clinical trials including ICECAP. She has been actively involved in the creation of resuscitation guidelines as a member on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation’s Advanced Life Support Task Force and the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Subcommittee.


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