Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP (UK)

Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair, Critical Care Medicine

Secondary appointments: Medicine, Health Policy & Management, and Clinical & Translational Science

Contact Information

angusdc[at]upmc.edu
412-647-6965

Administrative Contact:
Robertta Goffeney

Education & Training

MB, ChB, University of Glasgow School of Medicine, 1984
MRCP (UK), Internal Medicine, University of Glasgow teaching hospitals, 1988
MPH, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1991
Fellowship, Safar International Resuscitation Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Learning healthcare systems
  • Organization and delivery of critical care services
  • Sepsis, severe pneumonia and multisystem organ failure
  • Precision medicine and causal inference methods


Angus DC, Kelley MA, Schmitz RJ, White A, Popovich J. Current and projected workforce requirements for care of the critically ill and patients with pulmonary disease. JAMA 2000;284(21):2762-70.

Angus DC, van der Poll T. Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. N Engl J Med 2013; 369(21):2062-2063.

The ProCESS Investigators, Yealy DM, Kellum JA, Huang DT, Barnato AE, Weissfeld LA, Pike F, Terndrup T, Wang HE, Hou PC, LoVecchio F, Filbin MR, Shapiro NI, Angus DC. A randomized trial of protocol-based care for early septic shock. N Engl J Med 2014; 370(18):1683-93.

Angus DC. Fusing Randomized Trials with Big Data; the Key to Self-learning Health Care Systems? JAMA 2015; 314(8):767-768.

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Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Co-Director, ICU Service Center, UPMC Health System
Director, CRISMA Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Section editor, Caring for the Critically Ill, JAMA

Distinguished Investigator Award, American College of Critical Care Medicine, 2009
Honorary Lifetime Member, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, 2015
Master of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Critical Care Medicine, 2012
Member, American Association of Physicians, 2017