Marin Kollef, MD, FACP, FCCP

Appointments

Golman Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

I have developed the ICU into a research laboratory to investigate disease processes (e.g., ventilator-associated pneumonia) and patient outcomes.
My research interest has focused on the study of patient outcomes in the intensive care unit setting. We have developed a clinical outcomes study group at Washington University. By performing prospective clinical trials aimed at optimizing the treatment of critically ill patients we have significantly improved the care of acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive lung disease, and sepsis. Our multidisciplinary research group has also developed and investigated the use of treatment strategies aimed at preventing complications in the intensive care unit to include pneumonia, prolonged need for mechanical ventilation, and organ dysfunction. More recently, we have collaborated with the informatics group and the Washington University Computer Sciences group to develop real-time early warning prediction algorithms to prevent clinical deterioration in non-intensive care unit hospitalized patients.

Education and training

  • 1983 M.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York
  • 1983 – 1986 Residency, Internal Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
  • 1986 – 1988 Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
  • 1988 – 1992 Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • 1992 – 1997 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1997 – 2005 Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2005 – present Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Honors and Awards

  • First Place Winner of Associate’s Presentation Award, American College of Physicians (State Regional meeting), Tacoma, WA: September 1987
  • First Place Winner of Associate’s Presentation Award, XVI World Congress on Diseases of the Chest and the 55th annual Scientific Assembly, American College of Chest Physicians, Boston, MA: October 1989
  • Outstanding Graduating Medical Resident, 1986, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma Washington
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award: 1988-1989: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • Attending Physician of the Year Award: 1988-1989: Department of Medicine, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award: 1989-1990: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • Attending Physician of the Year Award: 1989-1990: Department of Medicine, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award: 1990-1991: Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award: 1993-1994: Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award: 1995-1996: Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Selected to “Best Doctors in America”, Central Region: 1996-present
  • Quality Leadership Award, 1997, BJC Health System, Respiratory Care Services
  • The John P. Atkinson Outstanding Teacher Award: 1998-1999: Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Chest Foundation, Young Investigator Award 1999
  • Alfred Soffer Research Award, American College of Chest Physicians 2000
  • Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2001
  • Team Award for Quality Improvement 2001: Barnes-Jewish Hospital “VAP Prevention Program”
  • Team Award for Quality Improvement 2003: Barnes-Jewish Hospital “Bloodstream Infection Prevention Program”
  • Best Critical Care Poster 2003: American College of Chest Physicians
  • William A. Altemeier Lecturer 2005: Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society Miami, FL
  • Team Award for Quality Improvement 2006: Barnes-Jewish Hospital “Surviving Sepsis Initiative”
  • ASHP Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety 2007: “Optimizing the Management of Septic Shock”
  • Fourth Eli Lilly and Company Distinguished Scholar in Critical Care of the American College of Chest Physicians and the CHEST Foundation 2012-2015: “Preventing the need for intensive care and improving outcomes of hospitalized patients outside of intensive care units using an evidence-based early warning system”
  • SCCM Presidential Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2013

Military

  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Commendation Medal (For Teaching Achievement 1990)
  • Army Achievement Medal (For Teaching Achievement 1991)
  • Bronze Star (For services rendered during Operation Desert Storm)
  • National Defense Service Medal (Operation Desert Storm)
  • Southwest Asia Medal (Operation Desert Storm)
  • Liberation of Kuwait Medal (From Saudi Arabian Government)
  • United Nations Service Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • [701st MSB, First Infantry Division (Mechanized), Operation Desert Storm]
  • Meritorious Service Metal
  • Combat Medical Badge in support of Combat Operations [First Infantry Division (Mechanized), Operation Desert Storm]
  • Army Parachutist Wings

Publications

View Marin Kollef’s research publications on PubMed »