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Laura E. Evans, MD, MSc, Chair

Laura E. Evans, MDDr. Evans is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and the Medical Director of Critical Care at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She is board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Her interests focus on education, patient safety and quality improvement in the intensive care unit, particularly around sepsis.

She joined the Critical Care Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2014. She has served as the Chair of the Internal Medicine Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and served on the Guidelines Oversight Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians. She currently serves as the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines co-Chair on the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Evans earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan and completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia University. She completed pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship training and earned a master of science degree in epidemiology at the University of Washington.

As of July 2022, Dr. Evans reported the following external relationships:

Work as an author or editor for following company, with compensation as listed:

Dr. Evans serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • The Society of Critical Care Medicine, Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines, co-Chair, COVID-19 Management Guidelines, co-Chair; Council, Member, without compensation.

Grant funding for salary support, research expenses and staff, paid to the University of Washington Medical Center, from the following organizations:

  • The CDC Foundation, serving as a Principal Investigator for a study of severe acute respiratory infection, including COVID-19, in hospitalized patients, receiving funding for salary support, research expenses and staff.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, serving as an investigator on a project to strengthen approaches to infection prevention and control, funding for salary support, research expenses and staff.
  • The National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center, receiving funding for salary support.
  • The National Institutes of Health, serving as an investigator on a study of the impact of sepsis bundle implementation on patients presenting to the emergency department with sepsis, receiving funding for salary support.

Dr. Evans also serves as a scientific advisory committee member for Endpoint Health regarding precision medicine approaches to sepsis.

Jeffrey F. Barletta, PharmD

Jeffrey F. Barletta, PharmDDr. Barletta is a Professor with tenure and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. Prior to his position at Midwestern University, Dr. Barletta was a clinical specialist in surgical intensive care at Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Barletta joined the Critical Care Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2018. He is a past member of Council for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and current member of the SCCM Strategic Planning Committee. He has served on the SCCM Program Committee, the SCCM Research Committee and the Executive Committee for the Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Trials Network. He is a past-Chair for the SCCM Section of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Dr. Barletta is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Barletta has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters related to clinical outcomes with drug therapy in the critically ill or injured patient. He was co-editor of a textbook titled, “Drug Induced Complications in the Critically Ill Patient”.

Dr. Barletta holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now known as the University of the Sciences) and a doctor of pharmacy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed residencies in pharmacy practice and critical care, both at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

As of  May 2023, Dr. Barletta reported the following external relationships:

Work as an author or editor for the following company, with compensation as listed:

  • Wolters Kluwer, receiving compensation as a consultant.

Dr. Barletta serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • The Society of Critical Care Medicine, Council Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Kimberly Bird, MD

Kimberly BirdDr. Kimberly Bird is a board-certified Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine physician and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director working at Sovah Health Danville in Danville, Virginia. She has served as the Medical Director of the Critical Care Unit and the Sleep Lab at Sovah Health Danville since 2005. She has also served as the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Sovah Health Danville since 2016.

In 2016 and 2019, Dr. Bird received the Michael Moore Excellence in Education Award for the education of medical residents. In addition, Dr. Bird speaks to medical students, medical residents, and physicians at conferences and lectures for educational purposes and professional development.

Dr. Bird completed her undergraduate work at Wake Forest University where she graduated with honors. She completed her medical degree, her residency in Internal Medicine, and her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As of May 2023, Dr. Bird reported no external relationships.

Angel O. Coz Yataco, MD

Angel Coz Yataco Dr. Angel O. Coz Yataco is a pulmonologist in Cleveland, Ohio and is affiliated with Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was previously the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He served as the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Central California Veterans Affairs Health Care System until June 2017. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Coz Yataco has a strong interest in critical care, mechanical ventilation, sepsis resuscitation and medical education. He has led multiple quality improvement initiatives including efforts improve early detection and aggressive management of sepsis and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Sepsis Alliance. He is also a member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines update panel.

Dr. Coz Yataco holds multiple leadership positions at the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST): He is a member of the Guidelines Oversight Committee, the Vice-Chair of the Council of Networks, and a member of the Board of Regents. Moreover, he has been awarded the Distinguished CHEST Educator (DCE) designation. He has given multiple talks on critical care, sepsis and pulmonary topics at the national and international level. Dr. Coz Yataco has published several peer reviewed articles and serves as ad hoc reviewer for several Journals including CHEST, Journal of Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine and Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Moreover, he is the section editor of the Critical Care Commentary of the CHEST Physician Newsletter.

Dr. Coz Yataco received his medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in 2009 and fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in 2012.

As of Yataco 2022, Dr. Coz Yataco reported the following external relationships.

Dr. Coz Yataco serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • CHEST, serving as section editor for the critical care commentary section of CHEST Physician, receiving honoraria.

Daniel H. Gottlieb, Ph.D

Daniel GottliebDr. Gottlieb is a practicing psychologist, respected clinician, author, teacher and supervisor of psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers. He was the host of Voices in the Family, an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate until recently stepping down from his weekly show, he currently does six specials a year in front of live audiences.

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As of July 2022, Dr. Gottlieb reported no external relationships.

Rahul Nanchal, MD

Rahul Nanchal, MDDr. Nanchal is Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is currently the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Fellowship Program and Chair of the Critical Care Committee for Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Nanchal serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine Board. He serves as the co-Chair of the Hepatic Failure Guidelines for the Society of Critical Care Medicine and as a member of the Society’s Program Planning Committee.

Dr. Nanchal received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, followed by fellowship training in critical care medicine at Saint Louis University/St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.

As of October 2021, Dr. Nanchal reported no ongoing external relationships.

Alexander Sy, MD

Dr. Sy is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Director of Pulmonary Function Testing at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans’ Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, and by the American Board of Sleep Medicine as a Sleep Specialist. He previously served as Professor at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Director of Pulmonary Function Testing, Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Health. He also served as President of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Thoracic Society. Prior to this, he was a Professor at Duke University School of Medicine and Director of Community Critical Care Services for the Duke Health System in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Sy has been consistently and actively involved in the pulmonary, critical care and sleep education and training of house staff, advanced practice providers and students. He served as Chairperson of the Graduate Resident Education Committee and for multiple years held membership in the Fundamentals in Critical Care Support Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

He received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines in Manila and completed his critical care fellowship at St. Louis University after internal medicine residency at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. He then completed his pulmonary fellowship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh after completion of his critical care fellowship.

As of May 2023, Dr. Sy reported the following ongoing external relationships:

Dr. Sy serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • The American College of Chest Physicians, Pulmonary Function and Physiology Steering Committee, Vice Chair, without compensation.