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The Division of Critical Care Medicine, an interdisciplinary service of the Einstein Department of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, is a center of excellence directly responsible for clinical and academic oversight of all adult patient units, critical care medicine consultation services, and medical direction of respiratory therapy.
An International Academic Leader in Critical Care Medicine
The Einstein Division of Critical Care Medicine is a leader in critical care medicine scholarly activity, conducting local, regional, national and international educational programs including an ACGME-accredited, ABIM-sponsored Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program, symposia in pulmonary and critical care research and management, an ICU study group, a critical care clinical trials group, and critical care leadership committees.
An Interdisciplinary Patient Care Pioneer
The Einstein Critical Care Division provides clinical expertise at Weiler Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center in medical, general surgical, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, and acute coronary intensive care. Clinical outcomes are among the top 15 in the nation, and CABG and craniotomy surgery outcomes are the best in New York State and New York City.
As an “ICU Without Walls” for Weiler Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, the Einstein Critical Care Medicine Consult Service provides rapid bedside response to deliver hospital-wide intensive care, maintains the emergency room and operating room, conducts interdisciplinary rounds on non-ICU ventilator patients, and provides FCCS provider certification to fellows.
Numerous leading-edge programs are in development, including simulated crisis management, advanced FCCS, and new server and database development, and family-oriented video and website integration.
Leading-Edge Clinical Research
Einstein Critical Care Medicine faculty and fellows conduct extensive clinical research at Montefiore Medical Center and Weiler Hospital, with innovative laboratory investigations ranging from the mechanisms of effects of cytokines on contractility and fatigue of isolated rat hemidiaphragms to the effect of sepsis on nerve perfusion, biochemistry and elemental composition.
Einstein Critical Care Medicine is engaged in numerous multi-center clinical trials, with participation of world authorities in critical care research. Current clinical trials cover topics including the role of transesophageal echocardiography in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and the use of echocardiography to wean patients from mechanical ventilation.
The Einstein ICU Study Group, a clinical trial consortium organized by the Division of Critical Care Medicine, will become a regional intensive care research organization.
Award-Winning Faculty Engaged at Every Level
The Division’s full-time faculty provides the best possible multidisciplinary care for patients at Montefiore Medical Center and Weiler Hospital. Faculty specialties include pulmonary medicine, nephrology, infectious diseases, surgery, and anesthesiology.
Einstein Critical Care Medicine faculty are involved in numerous professional societies, and members of the Service are active in and/or chair committees of national critical-care-related organizations. Einstein Critical Care Medicine faculty have provided editorial leadership for a number of textbooks and peer review journals.
Einstein Critical Care Medicine faculty and fellows have received numerous awards, including multiple Fellows of the Year and Teachers of the Year.
Vladimir Kvetan, MD
Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery