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Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI, is Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and a member of the CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illnesses) Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia and a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Then then spent over a decade on the faculty at Vanderbilt, where he developed expertise in the study of cognitive impairment due to sepsis, ARDS, and other causes of critical illness; delirium and sedation in the ICU; and liberation from mechanical ventilation. Most recently, Dr. Girard joined the CRISMA Center at the University of Pittsburgh to establish a research program that seeks to understand and enhance long-term recovery from critical illness. His research efforts have included, among others, a randomized clinical trial evaluating the effect of a paired sedation and ventilator weaning protocol on short- and long-term outcomes among mechanically ventilated ICU patients; a large, multicenter, randomized controlled trial examining antipsychotics as a treatment for delirium in the ICU; and multiple prospective cohort studies focused on risk factors and outcomes associated with long-term cognitive impairment in survivors of critical illness. He has received funding by the National Institute on Aging and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

 

Education & Training

Degree

Year

Field

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX MD 1996  
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA Residency 2003 Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN Fellowship 2007 Pulmonary and Critical Care
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN MSCI 2007 Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

 

Administrative Titles

 
2007-2009 Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Instructor in Medicine
2009-2016 Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Assistant Professor, Medicine
2007-2016 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN Attending Physician
2008-2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN Staff Physician
2011-2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN Director, Pulmonary Function Test Lab
2016-present  Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA  Visiting Associate Professor

 

Honors

 
1992-1996 Presidential Scholarship, Baylor University
1992-1996 Bradford-Nye Scholarship
1992-1996 University Scholar, Baylor University
1992-1996 Dean's List, Baylor University
1996 Alpha Epsilon Delta Outstanding Senior Men's Academic Achievement Award
1996 Phi Beta Kappa
1996-2000 Southwestern Medical Foundation Scholarship
2006-2007 Clinical Proteomics Fellow, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2007-2009 Hartford Geriatrics Health Outcomes Research Scholars Award
2007 American Geriatrics Society Best Paper Award in Geriatrics: Neurological and Behavioral Sciences
2008 American Geriatrics Society Best Paper Award in Geriatrics: Clinical Geriatrics
2009 American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Awardee
2009 American Geriatrics Society Best Poster Award in the Neurological and Behavioral Sciences Section
2014 American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship Award
2015 American Thoracic Society Abstract Scholarship Award

 

Publications

See Timothy D. Girard's Publications