Dr. Marin Kollef is a Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, holds the Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Chair in Respiratory Intensive Care Medicine, and is Director of Respiratory Care Services and Director of Critical Care Research at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Kollef attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for his undergraduate training and the University of Rochester for his M.D. degree. Dr. Kollef completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He served as the director for the medical ICU at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center from 1988 to 1992. During that time he also served as a general medical officer in support of the 1st Infantry Division during Operation Desert Storm. He joined Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 1992.
Dr. Kollef is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including selection to “Best Doctors in America,” Central Region and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Team Awards for Quality Improvement for programs directed to VAP prevention, bloodstream infection prevention, and the “Surviving Sepsis Initiative.” His awards for military service with the First Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Desert Storm include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Medical Badge in Support of Combat Operations. He is also a member of the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Association for Respiratory Care, and American Society of Clinical Investigation. He is a member of the CDC/OID/NPC DCID Defining Surveillance Definitions for VAP and the Chair for Global Anti-Infectives Leadership Academy.
Dr. Kollef currently serves on the editorial boards of Respiratory Care, Critical Care- the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum, Critical Care Medicine, Informed Decisions/Clinical Strategies, and the Journal of Surgical Infections. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians.