The research interests of Ognjen Gajic, M.D., center on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of specific critical care syndromes (acute lung injury and multiorgan dysfunction), with a particular focus on health care delivery, simulation modeling and informatics.
For his work, Dr. Gajic has received a number of scientific awards from national and international critical care societies.
Significance to patient care
Coordinated improvements in mechanical ventilation, transfusion and sepsis management have led to a marked decrease in the incidence of acute respiratory distress syndrome and improved outcomes for critically ill patients in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
Ambient intelligence applications, including electronic medical record (EMR) surveillance to prevent ventilator-induced lung injury; Acute Warning and Response Evaluation (AWARE); and Internet Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and Injury (iCERTAIN) are being tested at several national and international clinical settings. Preliminary data have already shown both process improvements and decreases in adverse events.
- Chair, U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Network Prevention of Organ Failure (USCIIT-PROOF) Study Group