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Pandharipande named chief of Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Pandharipande_PratikPratik P. Pandharipande, M.D., M.S.C.I., professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, has been named chief of the Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, succeeding C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., who was named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital earlier this month.

Pandharipande, a Vanderbilt faculty member since 2001, is an internationally recognized National Institutes of Health-funded investigator in the area of delirium and sedation, and his studies conducted with fellow Vanderbilt researchers have significantly impacted the care of critically ill patients in intensive care units throughout the world.

He received his medical degree from the University of Nagpur in India. After completing a research assistantship in surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh, he completed an anesthesiology residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. Pandharipande then completed a fellowship in Critical Care Anesthesia in 2001 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 2005, Pandharipande completed a master in science and clinical investigation degree at Vanderbilt. His clinical practice is divided between the surgical and burn intensive care units at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as the intensive care unit at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System’s Nashville campus.