Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FCCM, FCCP, is professor and chair, Critical Care Medicine and professor, Medicine and Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. He also is the director of the Clinical Research, Investigation and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Dr. Angus is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of critical care medicine. His specialties include the epidemiologic, economic and health services research aspects of critical illness, intensive care unit (ICU) organization and delivery. He has studied the development and application of cost-effectiveness analysis in critical care, the capability and impact of alternative ICU organizational models, traditional and novel ICU risk prediction tools and the incidence, cost and short- and long-term outcomes of critical illnesses such as sepsis and respiratory failure.
Dr. Angus has attracted considerable research funding for these studies. Currently, he is leading two large NIH-funded multicenter studies in the critically ill - the Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis (GenIMS) and Economic Analysis of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter (EA-PAC).
He has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers and abstracts received several awards and honors for his research and has lectured at scientific congresses nationally and internationally. Dr. Angus is a member of many professional societies including the Royal College of Physicians and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Angus earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Subsequently he completed fellowships in disaster reanimatology and critical care medicine, a research fellowship and a master of public health degree all at the University of Pittsburgh.