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David T. Porembka, DO

Academic Title:

Professor

Primary Appointment:

Anesthesiology

Additional Title:

MCCM, FCCP

Location:

UMMC, S11C00

Phone (Primary):

(301) 618-3658

Fax:

(301) 618-3693

Education and Training

Education

 

1975                 B.S., University of Pittsburgh (Cum Laude)

1977                 Ph.D., Candidate, Organic Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

1981                 D.O., Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Post Graduate Education and Training

 

1981-1982         Internship, Rotating, Botsford General Hospital

1982-1983         Residency, Anesthesiology, Botsford General Hospital

1983-1983         Physician, Workman’s Compensation

1984-1986         Residency, Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1986-1988        Fellowship, Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care Research,
                       Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1987-1987        Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

1987-1988        Fellowship, Clinical Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care Research,
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

 

Certifications

 

1982                 Diplomate of National Board of Examiners

1987                 Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology

1987                 Critical Care Medicine

1988                 Advanced Trauma Life Support

2003                 Advanced Cardiac Life Support

2005                 Fundamentals of Disaster Management Provider

2006                 Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

Biosketch

Academic Appointments

 

1988-1991           Assistant Professor, Clinical Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, University of Cincinnati

1990-1994           Assistant Professor, Clinical Surgery, University of Cincinnati

1991-1998           Associate Professor, Anesthesia (Tenure), University of Cincinnati

1994-1998           Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Cincinnati

1998-2011           Professor, Anesthesia with Tenure, University of Cincinnati

1998-2011           Professor, Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2001-2011           Professor, Cardiology (Internal Medicine), University of Cincinnati

2003-present       Adjunct Professor of The United States Air Force Aerospace Medcine

2011- 2013          Professor, Surgery & Anesthesiology, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

2012- 2014          Professor, Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine), Michigan State University

12/2013-present   Professor, Surgery, Sanford University School of Medicine, University of South Dakota

 

Professional Society Membership

 

American College of Chest Physicians

American Heart Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

American Society of Echocardiography

Association of University Anesthestist

European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

International Anesthesia Research Society
Ohio Shock Society

Sigma Xi Research Society Christian Medical Council

Society of Anesthesiologists

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Society of Critical Care Medicine

 

Editorial Boards

 

1996-present       Editorial Board, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-2000       Editorial Board, New Horizons

 

Research/Clinical Keywords

Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Critical Care Medicine, Conductance Catheter, Ventricular Performance, Brain Resuscitation, Cardiac effects from brain injury, shock, sepsis and cardiac effects, Infectious Disease and emerging disease, Ebola, Disaster management

Highlighted Publications

ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 Appropriateness Criteria for Stress Echocardiography. A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Circulation. 2008. Mar 18;117(11):1478-1497

The Ebola Epidemic of 2014: An International Conflict of Unprecendented Scale in West Africa. The Dichotomy of Medical Care: Developed vs. Underdeveloped. Invited Review. Critical Care Medicine,.

Brett-Major DM, Jacob ST, Jacquerioz FA et al. Being Ready to Treat Ebola Virus Disease Patients.
Am j Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Dec 15 [Epub ahead of print]

Schieffelin JS, Shaffer JG, Goba A. et al. Clinical Illness and Outcomes in Patients with Ebola in
Sierra leone N Engl J Med 2014. 371:22;2092-2100.

Porembka DT and Hoit BD (Guest Editors) Critical Care Medicine Supplement. Echocardiography
in Intensive Care Medicine, 35 (8) 2007.

Patent

Patent No. 5,457,754, October 10, 1995: Han CY, Porembka DT, Lin K-N: Method for Automatic Contour

Extraction of a Cardiac Image.

 

Research Interests

Research endeavors have involved developing both hardware and software technologies to evaluate cardiac ultrasound. Efforts began in the laboratory using canine and porcine models to encompass rule-base knowledge and artificial intelligence (AI). This AI reached neuro network modeling, in which everything in the cardiac ultrasound image is interrogated and evaluated in real-time, without human interference through the computer. The control model used a conductance catheter for pressure volume measurements by constructing loops to assess ventricular performance and contractility. From the animal model,this research was extended to the clinical base, particularly in the surgical critically ill and injured patients. Research in the cardiovascular secondary effects of different types of brain pathologies, including traumatic brain injury-TBI (closed and penetrating), intracranial bleed in varied areas of the brain, intracranial hypertension, and aneursym with and without vasospasm. In additional endevours, including emerging infectious diseases, especially Ebola and other Sub-tropical and tropical diseases and in relation to climate change.

Clinical Specialty Details

Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Cardiac Anesthesia, Telemedicine        

Awards and Affiliations

Honors and Awards

 

1988        Fellow, College of Chest Physicians

1992        Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine

1995        1995 Laerdal Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996        Critical Links Membership Program Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1998        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1998        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, November 1998

1999        Named one of best doctors in America. The Best Doctors in America 1999 Edition

2003        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2003        America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals

2004        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, November 2004

2004        FCCS Instructor

2005        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, November 2005

2006        Continental Who’s Who Registry of National Business Leaders

2006        FDM Instructor

2006        National Medal of Honor for Organ Donation, United States Department of Health and Human Services

2006        Champions for Life Award, LifeCenter Organ Donor Network, Human Health Resources
and Services Administration, United States of America

2006        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2007        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2008        Consultant, NIH United States Library of Medicine

2008        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine

2009        Guide to America’s Top Anesthesiologists

2009        Best Doctors in America 2009-2010 Database

2009        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, November 2009

2010        Who’s Who in America

2010        Presidential Citation, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2010        National Academy of Inventors, Cincinnati Chapter, University of Cincinnati

2010        Best Doctors in America 2010-2011 Database

2010        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, January 2010

2010        Best Doctors in America 2009-2010 Database

2011        Best Doctors in America 2010-2011 Database

2012        Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 Database

2012        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine, March 2012

2013        Named one of the Top Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine, March 2013

2015       Masters in The College of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicin

Professional Activity

1990-1993       Task Force, Assessment of Technology, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1990-1994       Education Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

1991-1993       Education Committee, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

1991-1997       Advisory Board, Section of Anesthesiology, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1991-2003       Acute Medicine Committee, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists

1992-1998       Symposium Program Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1993-1994       Planning Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Ohio Chapter

1993-1994       Professional Relations Committee, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists

1993-1996       Board of Directors, Ohio Society for Critical Care Medicine

1993-2001       Chair, Bylaws Committee, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

1993-2003       Board of Directors, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

1994-1995       Chair-Elect, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia Section

1994-1995       Chair, Acute Medicine Committee, Ohio State Society of Anesthesiologists

1994-1999       Chair, Ad-Hoc Committee on Grants and Awards, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1994-1999       Program Chairs' Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1994-2000       Continuing Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1994-2001       Multidisciplinary Critical Care Board Review Course Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1994-2001       Chair, International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society

1994-1999       Work Force Planning Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1994-2003       Committee on Critical Care and Trauma, American Society of Anesthesiologists

1994-2013       Council on Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians

1995-1996       Chair, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia Section

1995-1996       Chair, Committee on Critical Care and Trauma, Ohio State Anesthesiologists

1995-1997       Task Force on Membership, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1995-1997       International Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1995-1997       Awards Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Specialty Awards Representative

1995-2001       Alternate Delegate, American Society of Anesthesiologists

1996-1997       Chair, Specialty Review Awards Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1997       Vice-Chair, A.S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1997       Vice-Chair, Fellows Awards Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1997       Program Chair, 1997 Educational and Scientific Program, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1998       Nominating Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1998       Nominating Committee, American College of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1998       Clinical Circulation Subcommittee, American Society of Anesthesiologists

1996-1999       Nominating Committee, Shuben-Weil Award, Anesthesia Section, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-1999       CCSAP/Comprehensive Review Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1996-2000       Co-Chair, Task Force on Combined Anesthesia and Surgery Section, Society of Critical Care
Medicine

1997-1998       Post-Chair, Program Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1998       Chair, A.S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1998       Chair, Fellow Awards Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1998       Vice-Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1998       International Liaison Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1999       Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1999       Nominating Committee, Anesthesia Section, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1999       Chair, Continuing Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1999       Chair, CSSAP Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-1999       Vice-Chair, Task Force on SCCM/ACCP Board Review

1997-1999       Nominating Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-2000       Co-Chair, Task Force on Education, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-2000       Exhibit Advisory Council, Society of Critical Care Medicine

     1997-2000       Member, Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs for the EMT Programs for the EMT Paramedic

1997-2001       Representative, Board of Directors, American Society of Anesthesiologists

1997-2001       Adjunct Member, Committee on Critical Care Medicine & Trauma Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiologists

1997-2002       Multidisciplinary Review Course Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

1997-2005       Member, Subcommittee on Critical Care, American Society of Anesthesiologists

1998-2002       Member, Joint Review Course Committee, SCCM/ACCP

2000-2004       Chair, Committee on Bylaws, American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

2002-2003       Vice-Chair, Multidisciplinary Review Course Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2002-2003       Vice-Chair, Joint Review Course Committee, SCCM/ACCP

2002-2003       Vice-Chair, Multidisciplinary Review Course Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2002-2003       Member, Distinguished Investigator Award Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2002-2003       Vice-Chair, CCCC/CCRC Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2002-2003       Member, Distinguished Investigator Award Committee, American College of Critical Care Medicine

2002-2005       Member, Research Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2002-2013       Member, International Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

2002-2004       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 10th International Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In Tokyo, Japan, October 2006

2002-2006       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 10th International Congress
of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In Prague, Czech Republic, October 2006

2002-2006       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 10th International Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In Beijing, China, August 2008

2002-2008       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 10th International

                     Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In Beijing, China, August 2008

2003-2004       Chair, CCCC/CCRC Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2003-2004       Member, Ethics Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2003-2004       Member, Joseph Dasta Research Award Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2003-2004       Member, Patient Safety Foundation Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2003-2004       Program Chair, Society of Critical Care Medicine Multidisciplinary Review Course

2004-2005       Program Chair, International Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia

2004-2005       Member, Research Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

2004-2006       Program Chair and Coordinator for The Health Ministry Department for The Peoples of the

           Republic of Chair, Symposium for Critical Care Medicine, Beijing, China, October 2006

2004-2008       Chair, International Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2005-2006       Member, Osteopathic Task Force

2005-2010       Program Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2005-2010       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 10th International

Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In Montreal Quebec,
August 2010

2005-2010       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 11th International

                     Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In Istanbul, August 2010

2005-2013       Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 12th International

Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In New Zealand, November 2012

2005-present    Member, Planning Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 12th International

Congress of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Meeting In New Zealand, November 2012

2006-2010       Representative, American Society of Anesthesiologists, AIUM Ultrasound Practice Forum

2006-present    Member, American College of Cardiology Foundation and American Society of Echocardiography Appropriateness Criteria for Echocardiography Technical Panel

2006-present    Technical Panel and Reviewer, Member for The Society of Critical Care Medicine, Appropriate Use Criteria for TTE/TEE and Stress Echocardiography Update

2007-2010       Member, Hematology Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2007-2010       Member, Monitoring/Technology Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2007-2010       Member, Sepsis-Basic Science Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2007-2010       Member, Neurology Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2007-2010       Member, Undergraduate Education Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2007-2011       Co-Chair, Critical Care Subcommittee, CinSIM, University of Cincinati

2009-2012       Member, ICU Design Award Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

2009-2013       Member, American College of Radiology-American College of Cardiology, Appropriate

                     Utilization-Imaging in Heart Failure Review and Rating Panels 2009-10

2010-2012       ICU Design Committee

2010-2013       Educational Liaison Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

2010-present    Adult MCCKAP Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine and Education, January 2014,
San Francisco, California

2010-present    Member, Critical Care Committee, American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology Imaging in Heart Failure

2013-present    Research Section, Founding Member

2014-present    FCCS Program Subcommittee, SCCM

2014-present    FDM, Fundamental in Disaster Management, SCCM

2017-present    Ultrasound Committee, SCCM