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Raghavan Murugan, MD, MS, FRCP, FCCM

Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science

Core Faculty, Center for Critical Care Nephrology, CRISMA Center

Director, Clinical and Research Observership Programs, Department of Critical Care Medicine

ICU Director & Chief of Critical Care Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Director, Rapid Response Team (RRT), UPMC Presbyterian

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Dr. Raghavan Murugan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  He received his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India, and underwent training in General Medicine at the Northampton General Hospital, UK, and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) of London. He then underwent fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine at the Queens Medical Center, Nottingham, UK. He received his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Temple University affiliated- Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA,  subsequently completed the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training program, and obtained a Masters degree in clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh.

He is currently an Attending Intensivist at the Abdominal Organ Transplant Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine and the subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.

Dr. Murugan is a core faculty member of the newly formed Center for Critical Care Nephrology, CRISMA Center, and has authored more than 55 peer reviewed publications.   He conducts translational research to understand mechanisms of inflammation-induced organ dysfunction after critical illness with a particular focus on acute kidney injury. His other research interests include studying the effects of resuscitation and inflammation on organ function in brain dead donors and renal transplant recipients.

Dr. Murugan is a recipient of the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) career development award. Dr. Murugan employs a highly innovative and paradigm shifting approaches from systems biology, biostatistics, bioengineering, epidemiology, biostatistics, and translational methods to understand complex dynamics of critical illness, develop hypotheses, and examine new therapies in critical illness. 

Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai, India BA 1991 Hindi Literature
Stanley Medical College, The Tamil-Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India MBBS 1995 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA MS 2008 Clinical Research Training Program

Stanley Medical College Hospital Chennai, India

Internship 1997 Internship

Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai, India

Clinical Training 1997 Critical Care Medicine & Cardiology

Sundaram Medical Foundation Hospital, Chennai, India

House Officer 1997 Critical Care Unit
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust Northampton, United Kingdom MRCP 2001 Membership of Royal College of Physicians, Senior House Officer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust Northampton, United Kingdom Senior House Officer 2001 Senior Senior House Officer – Cardiology & General Internal Medicine
Queens Medical Center University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom Specialist Registrar 2002 Pulmonary Medicine

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Temple University Affiliate, Johnstown, PA, USA

Residency 2004 Internal Medicine

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship 2005 Critical Care Medicine

The Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Fellow 2006 Critical Care Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Administrative Titles

 
Aug 2006 – Feb 2007 Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Visiting Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Feb 2007 – present Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Oct 2009 – present Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA Assistant Professor of Translational Science (secondary appointment)
Jan 2009 – present Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Scholarship Program (KL 2), Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Scholar
Non-Academic    
Aug 2006 – present Magee Women’s Hospital - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Attending Intensivist, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Aug 2006 – present Presbyterian University Hospital - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Attending Intensivist, Neurovascular Critical Care Unit
July 2007 – present Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 Attending Intensivist, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Aug 2006 – present The Clinical, Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness (CRISMA) Center, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Investigator & Core Faculty, Bioengineering and Organ Support Program (now The Center for Critical Care Nephrology)
July 2007 – June 2008 Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 15240 Director Critical Care Unit, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
July 2010 – present Presbyterian University Hospital- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA Attending Intensivist, Abdominal Organ Transplant Intensive Care Unit
Oct 2009 – present University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Mercy Hospital Attending Intensivist, Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
Apr 10 – present University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Northwest Attending Intensivist, Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
July 2015 – present Rapid Response Team (RRT), UPMC Presbyterian Director
July 2016 – present Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC ICU Director & Chief of Critical Care Medicine

 

Honors

 
1997 Certificate of Merit - Stanley Medical College for Academic Excellence, Chennai, India
1997 First Class, MBBS - Stanley Medical College, The Tamil-Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India
1997 Certificate of Merit -The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University for Academic Excellence, Chennai, India
2004 Best Senior Resident Award in Internal Medicine
Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, PA
2007 Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
2008 CPR Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI
2006 Best Doctors in the World: Marquis Who’s who
2009 National Institute of Health, Career Development Award (KL 2)
2011 Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom

 

Research

See Dr. Murugan's Investigator page

Current Research Projects

The Biomarker Effectiveness Analysis in Contrast Nephropathy (BEACON), R01DK106256 (PI: R Murugan) 9/20/16 – 6/30/21

Modeling renal recovery from sepsis-induced acute kidney injury

Monitoring organ donors to improve transplantation results- randomized clinical trial

Hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis and outcomes in the critically ill

 

Completed Research 

Hemadsorption to improve donor organ recovery and observational cohort study

 

Publications

See Raghavan Murugan's Publications