Faculty Profile

Dr. Aluko A. Hope, M.D.

Aluko A. Hope, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)

Areas of Research: frailty; critical illness outcomes; acute respiratory failure; post-intensive care syndrome

Professional Interests

Dr. Hope graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in biology and hispanic studies. He earned his medical degree at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine where he also completed a master's degree in clinical epidemiology. His post-graduate training was in primary care Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, followed by training in pulmonary and critical Care medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, with a particular focus on integrating palliative care and geriatric principles into the critical care setting.

Dr. Hope's research seeks to improve the long term outcomes of older adults who develop critical illness by 1) developing approaches to identify older adults who may be vulnerable to adverse outcomes after critical illness and 2) testing novel approaches to improve the physical, cognitive and neuropsychiatric outcomes of adult survivors of acute respiratory failure and other critical illnesses.  

As a graduate of the Montefiore-Einstein Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Dr. Hope works as an Assistant Bioethics Consultant at Montefiore Medical Center and has developed post-graduate courses at Montefiore to help teach empathic communication skills to learners at all levels.

Dr. Hope is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.


Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Hope AA, Kumanyika SK, Shults J, Whitt MC. Obesity-related Comorbidities in Obese African Americans in an Outpatient Weight loss Program. Obesity Research 13(4): 772-779, 2005.

Hope AA. Kumanyika SK, Holmes, WC, Shults J. Changes in Health Related Quality of Life among African Americans in a lifestyle weight loss program. Quality of Life Research 2010 Sep; 19 (7): 1025-33. PMID 20458545.

Nelson JE, Cox CE, Hope AA, Carson SS. Concise Clinical Review: Chronic Critical Illness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.  2010 Aug. 15; 182 (4): 446-454. PMID 20448093.

Hope AA, Morrison RS, Du Q, Wallenstein S, Nelson JE. Risk Factors for Long-term Brain Dysfunction after Chronic Critical illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2013. Aug; 10(4): 15-23. PMID 23952849.

Hsieh SJ, Soto GJ, Hope AA, Ponea A, Gong MN. The association between ARDS, delirium and in-hospital mortality in ICU patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014. PMID 25393331

Hope AA, Hsieh SJ, Howes JM, Keene AB, Fausto JA, Gong MN. Lets Talk Critical: the development and evaluation of a communication skills training program for critical care trainees. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 PMID 25741996

Hope AA, Morrison RS. Integrating Palliative Care with Chronic Liver Disease. Journal of Palliative Care. 2011; 27(1): 20-7 PMID 21510128

Nelson JE, Hope AA. Integration of Palliative care in Chronic Critical Illness management. Resp Care 2012; 57 (6): 1004-12. PMID 22663973

Hope AA, Gong MN, Guerra C, Wunsch H. Frailty prior to Critical Illness and Mortality for Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 PMID 2609638

Hsieh SJ, Madahar P, Hope AA, Zapata J, Gong MN. Clinical deterioration in older adults with delirium during early hospitalization: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open 2015 September 9; 5(9). PMID 26353866

Hope AA. Hsieh SJ, Petti A. Hurtado-Sbordoni, M. Verghese J, Gong MN. Assessing the Utility and Validity of Frailty Markers in Critically Ill Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017; 14 (6): 952-959.

Chuang E., Hope AA, Allyn K, Szalkiewicz E, Gary B, Gong MN. Gaps in Provision of Primary and Specialty Palliative Care in the Acute Care Setting by Race and Ethnicity. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017; 54 (5): 643-653. PMID: 28760524

Chuang E, Lamkin R, Hope AA, Kim G, Burg J, Gong MN. “I Just Felt Like I was Stuck in the Middle”: Physician Assistants’ Experiences Communicating with Terminally Ill Patients and Their Families in the Acute Care Setting. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017; 54 (1): 27-34.

Hope AA. Adeoye O, Hsieh SJ, Gergenshorn H, Chuang EH, Gong MN. Pre-Hospital Frailty and Hospital Outcomes in Adults with Acute Respiratory Failure requiring Mechanical Ventilation. J Crit Care. 2018 PMID: 29161667

Hope AA, Munoz M, Hsieh SJ, Gong MN.Comparing Research and Surrogate Assessment of Pre-hospital Frailty in Critically Ill Older Adults. Am J Crit Care. 2019 In Press

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