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Dr. R. Phillip Dellinger is Professor and Chairman of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He is the Medical Director of the Adult Health Institute and Senior Attending Critical Care, Cooper University Health (CUH). He is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Dellinger has authored over 250 journal articles and book chapters as well as edited over 30 books and journal issues in the fields of critical care medicine and lung disease, featuring both laboratory and clinical research. His primary academic interests are new innovative sepsis therapies, sepsis management and sepsis performance improvement. He co-edited the second, third and fourth (2014) edition of the major critical care textbook, Critical Care Medicine (Mosby).  He is associate editor of Critical Care Medicine journal. He was the recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

He was inducted as a Master Fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine in 2012 and is a Past President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. 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 (NIH)/American College of Chest Physicians workshop, “The Future of Sepsis Research”.  He is past chairman of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF), currently serves on the ISF Governing Council and was co-chair of the 2012 ISF Scientific Colloquium on Clinical Trial Design held at the NIH. 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 of these guidelines in 2008. He was co-chair and lead author of the 2013 SSC guidelines revision, now sponsored by 30 international scientific organizations. He currently Co-Chairs content development for the ongoing New Jersey Hospital Association and Maryland Patient Safety Center Collaboratives for sepsis performance improvement.