Our team of experts is among the most talented in the field of Critical Care Medicine and patient advocacy. It is our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for the best interest of all critically ill patients. We strive on making sure every patient is given the best possible chance of recovery from a critical illness through delivery of Coordinated Compassionate Critical Care to the critically ill.
We invite you to become one of our experts. We encourage all healthcare professionals with different background and specialties of medicine, both from academic and community medical centers, to become INSPIRE CCM experts and to voice their advocacy for the critically ill.
Simply submit your one or two-paragraph bio along with a picture and why you are passionate about the cause to Dr. Hadian at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us.
Arin Aboulian, MD
Dr. Arin Aboulian is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA with a double major in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and History. He received his Master’s and Medical Degrees from Rosalind Franklin University of Science and Medicine in North Chicago, IL. He returned to Southern California after his stint in the Midwest to continue his medical training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency, followed by subspecialty training in Pulmonary/ Critical Care fellowship at the same hospital. Read more
George E. Chaux, MD, FCCP
Dr. Chaux is a Board certified internist, who has specialty certification in Pulmonary Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine. He is Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His primary areas of research and clinical interest involve state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and postoperative management strategies for lung transplant patients and individuals with pulmonary arterial hypertension, as well as further developing the interventional pulmonology program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center which includes the advanced use of rigid bronchoscopy with laser treatment of airway tumors, stenting of airway strictures and the introduction of new technologies for diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases. Read more
Michael DeVita, MD, FCCM
Dr. DeVita has been practicing, innovating, and researching in the arena of Critical Care Medicine since 1986 when he completed his training at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. He was faculty at the University of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2009 during which he became a clinical and quality improvement leader. Under his leadership, the Ethics Committee created the first policy in the US for organ Donation following Cardiac Death Declaration (DCDD) using traditional circulatory-respiratory criteria. The committee also authored the nation’s first policy for research involving deceased individuals, a previously unregulated practice. Read more
Stephanie E. Freeman, MD, MBA
Dr. Freeman a Board certified internist, and intensivist (Critical Care Medicine specialist) with extensive experience working in the ICUs of both university-based and community hospitals. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2000. She then completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatrics Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, before joining the Multi-disciplinary Critical Care Training Program (MCCTP), as a clinical fellow of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2004. She then went on and received her MBA in 2010 from the Physician’s Executive MBA Program at Auburn University. Read more
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 interests is 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. Read more
Rita HAND, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, CHPCN
Rita Hand is the Nurse Practitioner for Palliative Care Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As part of the palliative care team she provides daily consultation in symptom management, advanced care planning, goals formation and end-of-life care support to patients and families. She is ANCC board certified Nurse Practitioner with a specialty in Geriatrics and many years of nursing experience in Critical Care, geriatrics, hospice case management and pain management. She is a board certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and ELENC (End of Life Nursing Consortium) and POLST (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatments) trainer. Read more
John W. Hoyt, MD, FCCM
Dr. John W. Hoyt received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, performed his residency in Anesthesiology at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia and did fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and the Naval Regional Medical Center. Dr. Hoyt is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. He has been active with the Society of Critical Care Medicine and served as President of the Society in 1996. He has over 30 years of experience in the practice of Critical Care Medicine. Read more
Krzysztof Laudanski MD, PhD, MA
Dr. Laudanski a Board certified Anesthesiologist and Critical Care Medicine specialist working predominantly in academic settings. He graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw. He completed internship in Internal Medicine at Griffin Hospital (Derby, CT), followed by residency in Anesthesiology at University of Florida (Gainsville, FL) before joining the Critical Care program at Beth Israel Medical Center (Boston, MA). Dr. Laudanski also holds a M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in immunology. Currently, he is working as an Attending Anesthesiologist at University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). Read more
Frank O’Connell, MD, FACP, FCCP
Dr. O’Connell is born and raised in New York. He went to SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, where he also completed his residency in Internal Medicine. He then went to Chicago and did a fellowship in Critical Care under Dr. Max Harry Weil, a pioneer and founder of the discipline of Critical Care Medicine. Subsequently, he did a residency in Anesthesiology. He served as an attending in Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Massachusetts in Worchester for 8 years before moving into private practice in the same field in South Jersey area. Read more
Michael R. Pinsky, MD, Dr hc, MCCM
Dr. Pinsky is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine with secondary appointments in , Bioengineering, Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his BSc and MD, CM from McGill University in 1971 and 1974, respectively, graduating as a University Scholar with First-Class Honours. He did an Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary Medicine fellowship at Stanford University with additional training in cardiopulmonary physiology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. He joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 1981. He received Docteur honoris causa (Dr hc) from the Université de Paris V (Le Sorbonne) in 2002, and Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2012. Read more
Sammy Rashwan, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP
Dr. Rashwan is a Board certified Intensivist with extensive experience as medical executive, who has served as national medical director of health management companies specialized in starting Critical Care services in hospitals across the country. He has chaired multiple critical care quality and performance improvements committees, and served as an advisor and consultant on many hospials management aspects and stressed programs. His interest is quality and performance improvements as well as cost containment to ensure 24/7 coverage of Intensive Care Units accross the country with Critical Care trained specialists (intensivists) in a multi-disciplinary team work environment that improves patient care outcomes. Read more
Leo C. Rotello MD, FCCM, FCCP, FACP
Dr. Rotello is the Director of the Intensivist Programs for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP). He specializes in all aspects of Adult Critical Care including Medical, Surgical ,Trauma and Cardiovascular Surgical patients.
Dr. Rotello completed his critical care training at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse NY and served as Associate Professor , Department Chairman and Fellowship Director of the Critical Care Department with joint appointments to the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Respiratory Therapy From 1991 to 1997. Read more