Derek Angus, MD, Talks "Precision Medicine in the ICU" for Breathe Easy Podcast

Derek Angus, MD, talked with NIH Critical Care Fellow Dominique Pepper, MD, for the Breathe Easy podcast hosted by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Their discussion on "Critical Perspective: Precision Medicine in the ICU" touches on an array of challenges and potential benefits of using precision medicine for patients in the intensive care unit. During the conversation Dr. Angus talks about:

  • Why we need precision medicine
  • The benefits of response-adaptive randomization clinical trials
  • Making sense of data meta-movements and trillions of data points
  • The future potential for sophisticated noninvasive monitoring and measuring.

He concludes the podcast with three pearls of wisdom for trainees who are considering a career in biomedical research.Listen to the podcast on the ATS website.

An internationally recognized researcher of critical illness, Dr. Angus is the Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He conducts clinical, epidemiologic and translational studies of sepsis, pneumonia, and multisystem organ failure and health services research of the organization and delivery of critical care services. He has led several large NIH-funded multicenter studies in the critically ill, the most recent of which is ProCESS (Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock), a 40-center study focusing on how to best provide early resuscitation for septic shock.