Lakshmipathi Chelluri, MD, MPH

Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

chelluril[at]upmc.edu
412-647-0411

Administrative Contact:
Traci Green

Education & Training

MD, Andhra Medical College, 1976
Residency, Internal Medicine, Harrisburg Hospital, 1982
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Ellis Hospital / Albany Medical College, 1984
MPH, Health Services Administration, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Physician peer support
  • Long-term outcomes and quality-of-life after critical illness


Chelluri L, Im KA, Belle SH, Schulz R, Rotondi AJ, Donahoe MP, Sirio CA, Mendelsohn AB, Pinsky MR. Long-term mortality and quality of life after prolonged mechanical ventilation. Critical care medicine. 2004 Jan 1;32(1):61 - 9.

Van Pelt DC, Milbrandt EB, Qin L, Weissfeld LA, Rotondi AJ, Schulz R, Chelluri L, Angus DC, Pinsky MR. Informal caregiver burden among survivors of prolonged mechanical ventilation. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 2007 Jan 15;175(2):167 - 73.

Chelluri L. Preventable In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests―Are We Monitoring the Wrong Organ?. Open Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014 Aug 27;2(03):43.

Chelluri L, & Chelluri, J. Outcomes of Neurologic Intensive Care. Oxford Textbook of Neurointensive in Critical Care Kofke, W, Richardson, F, (eds.). Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Medical Advisor, UPMC Quality improvement Review Committee
Coordinator, UPMC Physicians for Physicians, physician peer support program

UPMC Presbyterian - Shadyside Hospital Special Recognition Award: Dedication to Commitment and Quality, 2017
Outstanding Clinical Teacher, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program, UPMC, 1994
Young Scholar Award, Winthrop Breon/American College of Chest Physicians , 1987