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SOCCA Webinar: Acute Kidney Injury: Time for a New Paradigm?

Mar 25, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Frederic T. (Josh) Billings, IV, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine @Vanderbilt University
Dr. Frederic T. (Josh) Billings, IV develops new therapy for perioperative organ injury by evaluating and affecting mechanisms of surgery-induced organ injury in surgical patients and their tissues, in preclinical models, and in clinical trials. Broadly this includes studying and manipulating the patient response to acute surgical stress, but specifically he is investigating the impact of variable oxygen administration on putative mechanisms of organ injury. These mechanisms include excess production of reactive oxygen species, impaired vascular function, and heme-protein mediated tissue damage. His group studies the impact of oxygen on these processes so that they can determine the optimal oxygen administration throughout the perioperative period to reduce organ injury. This addresses a large unmet need for millions of patients, because oxygen administration during surgery in highly variable, unguided, often excessive, and potentially harmful. Dr. Billings received his Bachelors of S
Jonathan Barasch, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology and Cell Biology @Columbia University
Jonathan Barasch MD PhD is a Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Cell Biology. He has been studying the trafficking of iron in kidney development, kidney ischemic damage, and kidney infections. Dr. Barasch’s current work is focused on modeling iron traffic in kidney damage and kidney infection and on identifying the full functions of intercalated cells. In addition to research, Dr. Barasch sees renal damage patients and teaches molecular sciences at Columbia Physicians and Surgeons, New York.
Robert Sladen, MBChB, FCCM
Allen Hyman Professor Emeritus of Critical Care Anesthesiology @Columbia University
Dr. Sladen is a native of South Africa who graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Cape Town Medical School. He trained in internal medicine in South Africa and England, anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and critical care medicine at Stanford University. Following two decades on faculty at Stanford and Duke University, Dr. Sladen was recruited to Columbia in 1997 by Dr. Margaret Wood as Executive Vice-Chair of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine (CCM), and Medical Director of the Cardiothoracic and Surgical Intensive Care Units (CTICU, SICU). At the end of 2015, Dr. Sladen retired from clinical practice at CUMC with the title of Allen Hyman Professor Emeritus of Critical Care Anesthesiology. He has continued to be actively engaged in teaching, clinical research and academic work at Columbia.