Department of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and
Occupational Medicine Faculty
Gregory A. Schmidt, M.D.
Director of Critical Care Programs
Dr. Schmidt’s investigative interests are in the areas of ICU ultrasound, sepsis therapy, ARDS, and judging the adequacy of volume replacement in patients in shock. With his former colleagues Jesse Hall and Lawrence D. H. Wood, he edits Principles of Critical Care (McGraw-Hill), now in its 3rd edition. Clinical interests include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), septic shock, bedside ultrasound to guide fluid management, and analysis of ventilator waveforms of pressure and flow.
Honors, Awards, and Organizations
- Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
- American Thoracic Society
- Editorial Board, Chest
- Education Committee of the ACCP
- Co-Director, ATS Clinical State of the Art Course
- Director, ACCP Critical Care Board Review Course
- Ad Hoc Reviewer (1992 - present):
- Archives of Internal Medicine
- Intensive Care Medicine
- American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
- Critical Care
- American Journal of Kidney Disease
- Schweickert WD, Pohlman MC, Pohlman AS, Nigos C, Pawlik AJ, Esbrook CL, Spears L, Miller M, Franczyk M, Deprizio D, Schmidt GA, Bowman A, Barr R, McCallister KE, Hall JB, Kress JP: Early physical and occupational therapy in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial. Lancet 373: 1874-82, 2009.
- Schmidt GA: ICU Ultrasound. The coming boom. Chest 135: 1407-8, 2009.
- Girard TD, Pandharipande PP, Carson SS, Schmidt GA, Wright PE, Canonico AE, Pun BT, Thompson JL, Shintani AK, Meltzer HY, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW for the MIND Trial Investigators: Feasibility, Efficacy, and Safety of Antipsychotics for ICU Delirium: the MIND Randomized Controlled Trial. Crit Care Med 2010;38:428-37.
- Doerschug KC, Delsing AS, Schmidt GA, Ashare A: Renin-angiotensin system activation correlates with microvascular dysfunction in a prospective cohort of clinical sepsis. Crit Care 2010; 14:R24.
- Schmidt GA: Counterpoint: Adherence to Early Goal-Directed Therapy: Does it Really Matter? No. Both Risks and Benefits Require Further Study. Chest 2010; 138:480-83 and 484-85.
- Deol GR, Collett N, Ashby A, Schmidt GA: Ultrasound Accurately Reflects the Jugular Venous Examination but Underestimates Central Venous Pressure. Chest 139:95-100, 2011.
- Hall JB, Schmidt GA, Wood LDH (Eds). Principles of Critical Care, 3rd Ed. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2005, pp 1-1778..