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Research Faculty

Research in the STAR Center is a collaborative initiative led by faculty with diverse backgrounds in surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine & critical care.


  • To become an international leader in critical care research and clinical practice through innovation and collaborative research
  • To develop translational research that meets our academic goals and also improves patient care


  • Develop high quality, investigator initiated clinical trials & research, and perform industry sponsored trials
  • Establish innovative preventive & treatment strategies for critical care
  • Enhance visibility and academic strength through publications
  • Transition successful internal projects into funded protocols


  • George Frendl, MD, PhD, FCCM

SICU Research Faculty

  • Reza Askari, MD
  • Zara Cooper, MD, MSc.
  • Jonathan Gates, MD, MBA
  • Matthew Grunert, MD
  • Kathleen Haley, MD
  • Joaquim Havens, MD
  • Peter Hou, MD
  • Edward Kelly, MD
  • Suzanne Klainer, MD
  • Daniela Lazea, MD
  • Louisa Palmer, MD
  • Sujatha Pentakota, MD
  • Erika Rangel, MD
  • Ali Salim, MD
  • Raghu Seethala, MD
  • Dirk Varelmann, MD
  • George Washko, MD, M.M.Sc.
  • Gerald Weinhouse, MD
  • Martin Zammert, MD