Dr. Derek Angus is profiled in the December 2014 issue of HealthLeaders magazine as one of “The HealthLeaders Twenty,” the magazine’s annual showcase of twenty individuals who are making a positive impact in health care. The article, titled “An Intense Focus on Care,” highlights Dr. Angus’ extensive research, particularly on the topic of sepsis, which he describes in the article as an important public health issue. Dr. Angus’ research in ICU psychosis, in which an ICU patient’s perception of reality becomes confused, is also mentioned.
Dr. Angus appears in the article alongside executives, nurses, journalists, and reformers, many of whom are featured because of their efforts in reimagining the way healthcare is delivered. Dr. Angus is one of the few researchers in the group, and an expert in a disease that may be less high-profile but is still extremely serious—affecting more than 1 million Americans a year. Clearly the importance of Dr. Angus’ efforts in tackling sepsis was not lost on the HealthLeaders editorial staff.