Dr. R. Phillip Dellinger is Professor of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University(CMSRU). He is Senior Critical Care Attending and Director Cooper Research Institute, Cooper University Health (CUH). He was formally Chair/Chief of Medicine and Director Critical Care at CMSRU and CUH. He is 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 Critical Care Medicine (Mosby) and co-edits the fifth edition to be published in 2018. He is associate editor of Critical Care Medicine journal. 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. He was the recipient of the SCCM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He is past chairman of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) and currently serves on the ISF Council. He was the lead author of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines on the Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock and senior author on the 2016 guidelines. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam in 1971.