Hernando Gómez Danies, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Karen Nieri

Education & Training

International Baccalaureate Certificate, The English School, Bogota, Colombia, 1995
MD, Medicine & Surgery, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2001
Fellowship, Critical Care, Fudacion Hospital San Carlos, Columbia, 2002
Internship, Anesthesiology & Resuscitation, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Columbia, 2007
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, UPMC, 2010

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Septic shock pathophysiology and causation of organ dysfunction
  • Hemorrhagic shock pathophysiology
  • Sepsis phenotypes
  • Non-invasive monitoring of tissue perfusion

Gómez H, Ince C, De Backer D, Pickkers P, Payen D, Hotchkiss J, Kellum JA. A unified theory of sepsis-induced acute kidney injury: inflammation, microcirculatory dysfunction, bioenergetics and the tubular cell adaptation to injury. Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 2014 Jan;41(1):3.

Seymour CW, Kennedy JN, Wang S, Chang CC, Elliott CF, Xu Z, Berry S, Clermont G, Cooper G, Gómez H, Huang DT. Derivation, validation, and potential treatment implications of novel clinical phenotypes for sepsis. Jama. 2019 May 28;321(20):2003-17.

Escobar D, Botero-Quintero A, Kautza B M.D.1, Luciano J, Loughran P, Darwiche S, Rosengart M, Zuckerbraun B, Gómez H. AMPK Activation Protects Against Sepsis-Induced Organ Injury and Inflammation. J Surg Res. 2015 Mar;194(1):262-72.

Gómez H, Kellum JA, Ronco C. Metabolic reprogramming and tolerance during sepsis-induced AKI. Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2017 Mar;13(3):143.

► Full listing on Pub Med

Faculty, Center for Critical Care Nephrology
Faculty, CRISMA Center
Co-director, Cadaver Simulation Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program
Director, Quality Improvement Initiatives for the Anesthesia Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

Dean’s Faculty Advancement Award. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2019-2020
Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, 2015
Juan Marin Award, XXVII Colombian Anesthesiology Meeting second place paper, 2006