Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

CCM Announces Division Reorganization

Critical Care Medicine Announces Strategic Reorganization

Vladimir Kvetan, MD

Adam Keene, MD

Richard Savel, MD

Michelle Gong, MD

Daniela Levi, MD

In the interest of supporting Einstein and Montefiore's strategic initiatives and advancing the mission of the medical center, Dr. Vladimir Kvetan, Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, has announced a reorganization and several faculty appointments.

Effective July 1, 2010, Adam Keene, MD assumed directorship of the Critical Care Fellowship Program. Dr. Kvetan had previously served as Program Director for over 27 years.

Additionally, Dr. Kvetan has formed an executive committee of the following members:

Richard Savel, MD, is director of education. A graduate of a three-year Critical Care Medicine fellowship at UCSF, Dr. Savel is a consummate educator of medical students, residents, physician assistants, and fellows. He recently accepted the position of physician coeditor for the American Journal of Critical Care, AACN's flagship journal of research in high acuity and critical care. He is working with Dr. Lewis Eisen to expand the critical care ultrasonography, echocardiography, and simulation programs.

Michelle Gong, MD, is director of research. Dr. Gong completed a 3-year Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship and MSc in clinical research at Massachusetts General Hospital. She came to Einstein/Montefiore with 2 NIH RO-1 grants in ICU topics, and currently mentors three faculty members and a number of fellows. She will work with Drs. Currie and Shamoon to make Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore a leading outcomes and translational program.

Daniela Levi, MD, is director of quality, safety, and development. Dr. Levi completed a pulmonary medicine fellowship at University of Pennsylvania Hospitals and a Critical Care fellowship at Maimonides. Her performance as co-director of both the Weiler MSICU and the Moses MICU has been exemplary, contributing significantly to advancing quality and safety in both hospitals. She is currently completing a Masters in Medical Management (MMM) at Carnegie Mellon.

Dr. Kvetan will remain as Director of the Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Einstein and Director of the Jay B. Langner Critical Care system at Montefiore. He will continue to oversee all clinical operations, including the daily morning report, staffing, and budgetary issues.



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