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Critical Care Medicine Department

Welcome to the Website for Critical Care Medicine Department, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.

The Critical Care Medicine Department (CCMD) is nationally known for its clinical excellence, for its research leadership, and for its training and mentoring of a generation of leaders in academic medicine. CCMD provides clinical care for NIH Clinical Center patients in need of life support and other intensive medical interventions and, thus, the department emphasizes clinical excellence, patient safety, multidisciplinary and interprofessional care, and a culture of service to support the mission of the NIH intramural clinical research program.

The Department also sponsors a nationally recognized ACGME training program in Critical Care Medicine that attracts highly rated residents from internal medicine programs nationally who wish to train in critical care medicine, with many of our fellows also completing subspecialty training in pulmonary medicine, infectious diseases, or cardiology.

Henry Masur, MD Learn more About Us and our Mission and Vision.

CCMD staff Our Staff is multidisciplinary with critical care board certified attending physicians, nurse practitioners, critical care nurses, and a respiratory therapy staff.

CCMD staffClinical Services provided by the department.

CCMD staff in a training session Our Training & Education program also offers elective opportunities for internal medicine residents and medical students, in addition to a simulation-based training for patient care staff

CCMD staff working The Department's active Research programs are nationally known in the fields of sepsis, blood safety, HIV/AIDS, HCV, pulmonary diagnostics, Pneumocystis pneumonia, and pulmonary hypertension.

CCMD alumni group Alumni of the critical care medicine ACGME program are faculty at prominent medical centers across the country assuming local and national leadership positions.

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This page last updated on 12/16/2019

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