Dr. Tisherman’s research has focused on novel approaches of managing severe hemorrhagic shock and cardiac arrest. He is the principal investigator of the Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest from Trauma (EPR-CAT) trial, which has sites in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. The trial will examine whether profound body cooling by about 50 degrees Fahrenheit will improve survival rates and protect the brain in trauma patients who suffer cardiac arrest due to massive bleeding.
A faculty member since 1994, Dr. Tisherman completed his medical, surgical and critical care training at Pitt. He is a recipient of the Asmund S. Laerdal Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Trauma Resuscitation Science from the Resuscitation Science Symposium of the American Heart Association.