Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient: Recent Achievements and Remaining Challenges

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 20, 2012

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Steven Pastores,MD
Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Research Programs
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Stephen Pastores' clinical research focuses on developing new therapies for severe sepsis/septic shock and acute lung injury/ARDS in critically ill patients. He is the author of over sixty original articles, over twenty book chapters, and co-editor of two issues of Critical Care Clinics and the 5-Minute Critical Care Consult textbook published in 2012. He is an editorial board member of Critical Care Research and Practice and Surgical Science. He has served as a principal investigator for several international sepsis trials and held several leadership positions in the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American College of Chest Physicians. He was the program co-chair of the 36th Critical Care Congress in 2007 and is the International Director of the Multidisciplinary Board Review Course co-sponsored by the SCCM. Most recently, Dr. Pastores was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Pastores is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Research Programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Pastores obtained his medical degree from the Lyceum-Northwestern College of Medicine in the Philippines in 1982. He compelted residency training including chief residency in Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City in 1990 and fellowships in Pulmonary Medicine at NYU Medeical Center in 1992 and in Cricial Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1993, and is board certified in all three disciplines. Before coming to MSKCC in 1999, Dr. Pastores was an intensivist and director of the emergency room at the VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY from 1996 to 1999 and an intensivist attending at Montefiore Medical Center from 1993 to 1996. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Physicians.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Understand recent trends of mortality in critically ill cancer patients
  2. Gain insight into recent intensive care unit advances in the management of critically ill cancer patients
  3. Understand current prognostication for cancer patients needing ICU care
  4. Gain insight into the remaining challenges in the care of the critically ill cancer patient

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Critical Care Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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