Christina K. Thorngren, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Thorngrenck2[at]upmc.edu

Administrative Contact:
Joanne Woodson

Education & Training

BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine, 2015
MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2015
Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Texas, Austin, 2018
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2020

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Quality improvement projects and education
  • ECLS for pulmonary and cardiac failure
  • Critical care of the cardiothoracic patient


Chan PG, Kusztos A, Thorngren C, Sanchez PG. Emergent Plasmapheresis for Hyperammonemia in a Re-do Double Lung Transplant Patient. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan 6:S0003-4975(21)00013-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.10.065. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33421386.

Critical Care Fellow of the Year, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Multidisciplinary Critical Care Fellowship, 2019
Annual Resident/Fellow Research Award, Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, 2017
Regional Scholar, American Federation of Medical Research, 2013
MD/MPH Combined Degree Merit Scholarship, 2011