Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MScCR, FCCM
Dr. Hadian is an internist who is Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine as well as Neurocritical Care. Her academic interest is in developing educational courses and seminars on different aspects of intensive care medicine and invasive procedures for medical students, residents and critical care fellows and physicians. Dr. Hadian has had extensive experience in teaching the technical skills required for safely performing invasive procedures to trainees in the Clinical Skill Course in several institutions including the Procedure Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), the Internship Bootcamp course as David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and Clinical Procedure Course for medical students, at Winters Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Hadian’s main clinical research interests have been in the area of circulatory shock and resuscitation, different methods of hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients, bioethics in clinical research and end-of-life issues in intensive care. In collaboration with the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Cardiology and the Departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Hadian started the monthly CSMC multi-disciplinary Critical Care Conference in 2009, which has become one of the most successful and popular conferences among intensivists of different backgrounds in the medical center.
Ranked first in her graduating class, Dr Hadian received her Medical Diploma in 1997 from Shahid Beheshti School of Medicine, one of Iran’s leading Medical Schools in Tehran. After graduation, Dr. Hadian served as a general practitioner in the rural and underserved area of her home country for two years before coming to the United States in February 2000 to continue her post-graduate medical education. She first worked as a visiting researcher at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit in Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston for a year. She then completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, followed by a two-year Multi-Disciplinary Fellowship Program in Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA. Joining the Clinical Research Training Program, she was selected as a National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellow at the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the UPMC and earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research (MScCR) from the Institute for Clinical Research Education at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
She is the founder of INSPIRE CCM, with the mission of raising awareness about the critically ill and Critical Care Medicine, with the goal of providing Coordinated Compassionate Critical Care to every ICU patient in all hospitals.