Professor Emeritus, Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Neurological Surgery (Ret)
David W. Crippen, MD, FCCM is Professor Emeritus of Critical Care Medicine. He also holds a secondary appointment as Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Neurological Surgery. He trained in general surgery, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Crippen is a member of the Society for Critical Care Medicine and the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine for 20 years, and holds the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine. Dr. Crippen is a prolific writer in the medical and popular literature and a frequent speaker at international medical meetings. Dr. Crippen moderates the Critical Care Medicine Internet Group (CCM-L) with over 1000 global members on five continents. Dr. Crippen plays guitar for the rock group “The CODES”, has raced motorcycles on off-road and road racing circuits, collects vintage Triumph motorcycles and tours around the world on a BMW road bike..
Education & Training
|University of Georgia||1972||Microbiology and Electron Microscopy|
|Medical College of Georgia||1976||
|New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital, NY||1978||Resident, Surgery|
Center for Trauma and Emergency Medicine, Methodist Hospital Center
|1981||Resident, Emergency Medicine|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA||1986||Postgraduate Fellow, Critical Care Medicine|
|St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA||1987||Postgraduate Fellow, Critical Care Medicine|
|Safar Resuscitation Research Center of Pittsburgh, PA||1987||Research, Critical Care Medicine|
2014-Current: Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh medical teaching faculty. Volunteer status.
2002-2014: Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neurovascular Intensive Care Unit, Co-Director.
1987-2002: Vice Chairman, Department of Emergency and Critical care Medicine, St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
US Army Vietnam (1968-1969) Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Commendation medal (second award)