Derek Angus


Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Critical Care Medicine with secondary appointments in Medicine and Health Policy and Management, and Director of the CRISMA (Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness) Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he completed his Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, combined with a Masters in Public Health degree at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr Angus is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He specializes in the epidemiologic, economic and health services research aspects of critical illness and ICU organization and delivery. He has studied the development and application of cost-effectiveness analysis in critical care, the capability and impact of alternative ICU organizational models, traditional and novel ICU risk prediction tools, and the incidence, cost and short- and long-term outcomes of critical illnesses such as sepsis and respiratory failure.

Dr Angus has attracted considerable research funding for these studies, authored or co-authored more than 350 publications, including more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, and lectured at scientific congresses nationally and internationally. Dr. Angus is currently leading three large NIH multicenter studies in the critically ill-GenIMS (Genetic and Inflammatory Markers of Sepsis), EA-PAC (Economic Analysis of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter), and ProNOx (Prolonged Outcomes in Neonatal Respiratory Failure after Nitric Oxide).