I am a board-certified internist, pulmonologist, and intensivist with special expertise in the fields of severe sepsis and acute respiratory failure. I am also a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. I joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering staff in 1999 and serve as the director of the critical care medicine fellowship and research programs in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. As fellowship program director, I am in charge of the day-to-day operation of the program, including the development and implementation of the educational curriculum for our fellows and in discussing their evaluations, research projects, and career options. I serve as principal investigator for several clinical trials in septic shock and acute lung injury. In addition to my clinical and research activities at Memorial Sloan Kettering, I am actively involved in critical care medicine at a national level, and hold leadership positions in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. I have also been the recipient of several society presidential citation awards for outstanding contributions to critical care medicine. I was the program co-chair of the 36th Critical Care Congress in 2007. Most recently, I was the lead editor of the Critical Care Clinics issue on “Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient.”
- Clinical Expertise: Critical Care Medicine
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Lyceum-Northwestern College (Philippines)
- Residencies: Metropolitan Hospital Center/New York Medical College
- Fellowships: New York University Medical Center; Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)
- Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Pulmonary Disease; Critical Care Medicine
Marik P, Myburgh J, Annane D, Vincent JL, Pastores S, Meduri GU, Beishuizen A. What conclusions should be drawn between critical care physician management and patient mortality in the intensive care unit?. Annals of Internal Medicine 2008; 149 :770-1
Marik PE, Pastores SM, Annane D, Meduri GU, Sprung CL, et al.. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients: consensus statements from an international task force by the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Critical Care Medicine 2008; 36 :1937-49
Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Thaler HT, Greenstein RJ. Critical care medicine use and cost among Medicare beneficiaries 1995-2000: major discrepancies between two U.S. federal Medicare databases. Critical Care Medicine 2007; 35 :692-9
Pastores SM, Shaw A, Williams MD, Mongan E, Alicea M, Halpern NA. A Safety Evaluation of Drotrecogin alfa (activated) in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients with Severe Sepsis: Lessons in Clinical Research. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2005;36:721-24.
Pastores SM, Papadopoulos E, van den Brink M, Alicea M, Halpern N: Septic shock and multiple organ failure after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: treatment with recombinant human activated protein C. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2002;30:131-134.
Pastores SM. Technological Innovations in organ support for hepatic, renal and hematologic failure. NVIC (Netherlands Journal of Intensive Care) 2001;5:46-49.
Abraham E, Laterre PF, Garbino J, Pingleton S, Butler T, Dugernier T, Margolis B, Kudsk K, et al, Halpern N, Pastores SM et al of the Tenefuse Study Group. Crit Care Med 2001;29:503-510.
Pastores SM: Acute Respiratory Failure: Diagnosis and Management. Oncology and Critical Care. Critical Care Clinics of North America, Vol 17(3), July 2001, pp. 623-646.
Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Oropello JM (editors). ICU Bedside Technology. Critical Care Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2000:545.
Maguire PJ, Stevens C, Humes HD, Shander A, Halpern NA, Pastores SM. Bioartificial Organ Support for Hepatic, Renal and Hematologic Failure. In Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Oropello JM, Eds, ICU Bedside Technology: A Look into the 21st Century, Critical Care Clinics of North America, Vol 16(4), October 2000, pp 681-694.
Pastores SM, Halpern NA. Acquisition Strategies for Critical Care Technology. In: Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Oropello JM, Eds, ICU Bedside Technology: A Look into the 21st Century, Critical Care Clinics of North America, Vol 16(4), October 2000, pp 545-556.
Pastores SM, Halpern N. Striving to get new technology into the critical care environment. Journal of Critical Illness 2000;15(7):351-357.
Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Baker-Price J, Alicea M. The many causes of acute hearing loss in the ICU. Clinical Update. J Crit Illness 1999;14:398-402.
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