Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MScCR, FCCM
Dr. Hadian is a board-certified internist and intensivist who has been practicing Critical Care Medicine since 2006. As a faculty intensivist she has practiced in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) at some of the leading tertiary care medical institutions in the country, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) in Los Angeles, California. In addition, she has had the experience of practicing ICU in some of the smaller community hospitals in different cities throughout the States of Pennsylvania and California. She is intimately aware of the strengths and weaknesses of different models of health care delivery in the ICUs of the country.
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 a rural and underserved area of her home country for two years, prior to 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 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 UPMC in Pittsburgh. Joining the Clinical Research Training Program, she earned her master’s degree in Clinical Research Sciences from the Institute for Clinical Research Education at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Hadian’s main clinical research interests have been in the areas 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 Units. Dr. Hadian also focuses on medical education and developing educational courses and seminars on different aspects of Intensive Care Medicine. She also has extensive experience in teaching the technical skills required for safely performing ICU invasive procedures to medical students, residents, fellows and critical care physicians.
She has authored and co-authored several book chapters on the subject of clinical use and interpretation of arterial blood gas and electrocardiogram in ICU, the diagnosis of brain death and management of the organ donor. She has also authored several publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals including Chest, Critical Care, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine on a variety of subjects related to intensive care medicine and ethics in clinical research. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
Professional Membership and Awards
An active member of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and the Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA), Dr. Hadian has given many presentations in numerous national and international medical conferences. She has received many awards for her contributions, including the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences Award, the IAMA Young Investigator Award, and the Sol Sherry Award for Excellence in Research.