Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Michael Donnino is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His clinical practice spans both the intensive care unit as well as the emergency department. Dr. Donnino was the first person in the country to train in a 6-year combined emergency medicine, internal medicine, and critical care program leading to board certification in all three areas. Dr. Donnino is also the creator and Director of the Center for Resuscitation Science and Director of Critical Care in Emergency Medicine. His research interests include clinical trials and clinical investigations in septic shock and cardiac arrest. In the field of cardiac arrest, Dr. Donnino is the lead investigator of a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the use of steroids in post-arrest shock and a multi-center trial evaluating thiamine as a metabolic resuscitator in septic shock. Other notable studies include an investigation in microcirculatory dysfunction post-arrest, an evaluation of the human metabolome in sepsis and post-cardiac arrest, and severity of illness scoring systems in post-cardiac arrest patients. Dr. Donnino is a member of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Subcommittee at the American Heart Association and co-author of sections of the 2010 ACLS guidelines. He has nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications including in JAMA and Circulation.