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J. Christopher Farmer, MD, Chair

Dr. Farmer is a board certified internist and critical care physician. He serves as Professor and Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona. He previously served at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director, Associate Dean, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, and Associate Chair for Education, Department of Medicine.

Dr. Farmer is a retired Air Force Colonel and Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. He also served as a senior physician executive in the hospital, health plans-insurance, supply chain management and homeland security sectors. He is one of the founders of the Department of Defense Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team program, the largest critical care transport system in the world. While in the Air Force, Dr. Farmer served as Chief of Inpatient Services at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and as Chief Medical Officer for TRICARE Southwest, a multi-state federal HMO. He also served as the Special Assistant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Homeland Defense and Medical Preparedness.

Dr. Farmer is Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Critical Care Medicine Board and served on the ABIM Critical Care Medicine Self-Assessment Committee. He was the 2014 President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and has served as SCCM Council Member and Treasurer, Program Chair, SCCM Congress, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Knowledge Assessment Program, Supplements Editor, Critical Care Medicine, and, textbook editor, Fundamental Critical Care Support and Fundamental Disaster Management programs. He is the editor and author of numerous books related to critical care, education and disaster medical response.

Dr. Farmer holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Texas A&M University, where he also earned his medical degree. He completed residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in the United States Air Force and a fellowship in critical care medicine at St. Louis University and St. Johns Mercy Medical Center.

As of January 2017, Dr. Farmer reported the following external relationships:

Funding for study expenses, paid to the Mayo Clinic, from the following company:

  • Becton Dickinson, for a pilot program in Rwanda aimed at improving sepsis care in resource-limited nations.

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

  • Oxford University Press, receiving compensation for authorship.

Jeffrey F. Barletta, PhD

Dr. 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 current member of Council for the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and 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 July 2018, Dr. Barletta reported the following external relationship:

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

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Council Member and Strategic Planning Committee Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Paula G. Carvalho, MD

Dr. Carvalho is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington and is the Academic Section Head for the Pulmonary/Critical Care Service, as well as the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Care Department and Bronchoscopy Services at the Boise VA Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Carvalho serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Critical Care Medicine Board, and previously served on the ABIM Critical Care Medicine Self-Assessment Committee. She has served as Governor of the American College of Chest Physicians for the state of Idaho. She has also served on the Curriculum Development Committee at the University of Washington School of Medicine and on the Pulmonary Advisory Panel for the Food and Drug Administration. She has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has been selected to receive several teaching awards by University of Washington medical students and medical residents.

Dr. Carvalho received a medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowships in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine at the University of Washington.

As of January 2017, Dr. Carvalho reported no external relationships.

Laura E. Evans, MD

Dr. Evans is an Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, the Medical Director of Critical Care and Associate Chief of Medicine at Bellevue Hospital. She also serves as the Associate Program Director for the NYU Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her interests focus on education, patient safety and quality improvement in the intensive care unit.

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 received the Darlene Buczak Award for Innovations in Medical Education from the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors.

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 January 2017, Dr. Evans reported the following external relationships:

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

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines, co-Chair, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria.
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, lead faculty in a quality improvement collaborative for inpatient sepsis, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses and honoraria.
  • Healthcare Association of New York State, receiving reimbursement for consulting services regarding improving care for patients with sepsis.

Victor Kim, MD

Dr. Kim, who is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine.

Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and an Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kim has been active in medical student education and was co-Director of the pulmonary pathophysiology course for Temple University School of Medicine. He also lectures to the Temple University School of Podiatry on pulmonary disease. He also served as Chief Medical Resident at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Kim currently serves as an Associate Editor of both the Annals of the American Thoracic Society and BMC Pulmonary Medicine and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the COPD Foundation. He is currently grant funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study chronic bronchitis, goblet cell hyperplasia and inflammation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He is a member of ABIM Critical Care Medicine Board.

Dr. Kim trained as a fellow in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Temple University, and as a resident at Thomas Jefferson University. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received the Sol Sherry Award for Excellence in Research during fellowship, and the Outstanding Teaching Resident Award during residency.

As of January 2017, Dr. Kim reported the following external relationships:

Attendance at investigators’ meetings, with compensation for travel expenses from the following companies:

  • COPDGene, receiving travel reimbursement.
  • SPIROMICS, receiving travel reimbursement.

Service on a research-related expert panel or advisory board for the following companies, with compensation for travel expenses and honoraria:

  • AstraZeneca, for development of new drugs.
  • Gala Therapeutics, for development of a new bronchoscopic treatment for chronic bronchitis.

Consulting on design of new drugs or devices, clinical trials, the use of specific agents or other research-related activities for the following company, with compensation for travel expenses and honoraria:

  • Concert Pharmaceuticals, for consulting on new drug development for chronic bronchitis.

Michael F. McDuffie, PhD

Dr. McDuffie is Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). He specializes in bioethics and clinical ethics, and he also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the CSUSM School of Nursing.

Dr. McDuffie has taught at CSUSM since 1996. Previously he held positions at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio; the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut; and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. McDuffie serves as a Community Member of the Hospital Ethics Committee, the Clinical Ethics Consulting Team, and the Investigational Review Committee at Palomar Health, Escondido, California. He is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine Board. He is also a Community Member of the Ethics Committee at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, and the San Diego County Medical Society Bioethics Commission.

His earlier publications fell mostly in the area of phenomenological philosophy, on topics of aesthetics, the philosophy of literature and the social construction of meaning. In recent years, he has focused on bioethics, and his current research addresses assorted topics in the philosophy of medicine and clinical ethics (mind/body interaction, neuroethics, the goals of medicine, problems of non-beneficial treatment, decision-making for unrepresented patients, etc.).

Dr. McDuffie received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and literature at New College of Florida and a doctoral degree in philosophy at Yale University.

As of January 2017, Dr. McDuffie reported no external relationships.

Rahul Nanchal, MD

Dr. Nanchal is Associate 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 July 2018, Dr. Nanchul reported the following external relationships:

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

  • Springer, receiving compensation as co-editor for textbook, Hepatic Critical Care.

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

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member, Internal Medicine Steering Committee; Co-Chair, Guideline Committee, "Liver Failure in the ICU"; without compensation.

Sue A. Ravenscraft, MD

Dr. Ravenscraft is board certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Medical Director of Intensive Care at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She also serves on the Executive Medical Council at Park Nicollet Clinic.

Currently, Dr. Ravenscraft serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Critical Care Medicine Board. She previously served the ABIM on the Critical Care Board from 2001 to 2011, serving from 2007 to 2011 as Chair. She was also on the ABIM Board of Directors from 2007 to 2011.

Dr. Ravenscraft previously served on the Board of Directors for the Park Nicollet Clinic Institute for Research and Education and is a former President of the Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine. She attends on the critical care and pulmonary services working primarily with critical care and pulmonary critical care fellows. She also teaches respiratory pathophysiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Dr. Ravenscraft graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in biology and earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota. She completed her residency and chief residency at Hennepin County Medical Center and fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Minnesota.

As of January 2017, Dr. Ravenscraft reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Ravenscraft serves in a significant role with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Park Nicollet Clinic and Methodist Hospital, Executive Medical Council, receiving honoraria.
  • Park Nicollet Clinic and Methodist Hospital, Critical Care Committee, Chair, receiving honoraria.
  • Dr. Ravenscraft also reports serving as a pulmonary consultant for EBM Connect, a company that develops quality measures.