Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

5-12-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Beyond “Closed” ICUs: Organizing Critical Care for the 21st Century

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 12, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Jeremy M. Kahn, MD, MSc

Jeremy M. Kahn, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy
Core Faculty, Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center, Dept of Critical Care; Director, Program on Critical Care Health Policy, Dept of Critical Care
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health

Dr. Jeremy Kahn's research program focuses on the organization, management, and financing of critical care services. Specific areas of interest include ICU workforce and staffing, quality measurement, benchmarking, and regionalization of critical care. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed research articles, review articles and book chapters, and he directs several grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examining the effect of ICU organization on the outcome of care for patients with acute lung injury and other types of acute respiratory failure. He spends his clinical time as an attending physician in the Transplant Intensive Care Unit of the at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Montefiore Hospital.

Dr. Kahn is a core faculty member in the Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, where he directs the CRISMA Program on Critical Care Health Policy.

Dr. Kahn received his medical degree from the University of Virginia before completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. He then did a fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington, where he obtained a masters degree in clinical epidemiology. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, he was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.


After attending this activity, participants will:

  • Describe the evidence behind existing organizational practices in intensive care
  • Apply novel strategies to deliver critical care services and improve the quality of care for patients with critical illness


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.

Post-Lecture Webcasting Access Site


For access code, contact Mildred Rodriguez, mirodrig@montefiore.org

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