Dr. Richard Phillip Dellinger, core member of the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines committee, and Vice Chair of Medicine and Division Head of Critical Care Medicine at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, USA visited Kalra Hospital today as part of the collaboration between Kalra Hospital and Critical Care Working Group (CCWG).
Dr. Dellinger is Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is Deputy Director for Education and Research for the Department of Medicine, and Director of Medical/Surgical/Cardiovascular ICU at Cooper University Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He was previously the ACCP governor for both Texas and Missouri and gave the ACCP Roger C. Bone Honor lecture in 2001. Dr. Dellinger was president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) from 1998-1999. He is currently associate editor for the SCCM’s journal, Critical Care Medicine. He is the creator of the SCCM Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course now taught in 5 languages. Dr. Dellinger has authored over 300 journal articles, films and book chapters in the fields of critical care medicine and pulmonary disease, featuring both laboratory and clinical research. He has edited over a dozen books and journal issues with emphasis on sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. He co-edits the annual publication of the Yearbook of Critical Care Medicine and co-edited the second and recently published third edition of the major critical care textbook, Critical Care Medicine (Mosby). He has received numerous awards and honors, to include induction into the Baylor College of Medicine Teaching Hall of Fame and the SCCM’s Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Dellinger was an associate chair of the 1992 consensus conference that created the first definitions for sepsis and chaired the 1997 National Institutes of Health/American College of Chest Physicians workshop, “The Future of Sepsis Research”. He is past chairman of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) and currently serves on the ISF Council. He serves on the executive committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC). He co-chaired the committee that created the 2004 SSC International Guidelines on the Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock and chaired the first revision in 2008. He is co-chair of the 2010 SSC guidelines update. He previously served on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement ICU Collaborative Advisory Board and currently serves as faculty for both the New Jersey and Rhode Island Hospital Association ICU Performance Improvement Collaboratives.
The visit embarks the beginning of Kalra's efforts to provide world class critical care services in the region, and be recognized as leaders in cardiovascular disease and critical care medicine in the national capital territory of Delhi.