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Sonal Pannu, MD


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473 W 12th Ave, 201 DHLRI
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 688-3698

Email: pannu.8@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Pulmonary, Crit Care, & Sleep

Physician, FGP-Pulm, Crit Care, & Sleep

 

Biographical

My career goal is to improve patient care and outcomes via translational research though my role as a physician investigator. I started working towards this aim during internal medicine residency, there I involved myself in observational research in critical care and was able to identify that as my future interest. My interest led to some of my initial publications as well acknowledgement of my research activities within the Institution and at regional conferences. Through fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, I got an opportunity to further explore my interest. Mechanical ventilation serves as the backbone for the critically ill patient. Understanding optimal oxygen management and improving survival and quality of life by preventing hyperoxia as well as hypoxia is critical. My interest, led to the revelation that oxygen titration was inadequately done and led to worsened pulmonary outcomes. This was then followed by a randomized study for which I was intramurally funded. The preliminary results of the trial are encouraging , and shows that a practice change can be initiated by setting a decision support for titration. In the same vein, I looked at patients with severe hypoxemia, trying to understand prognostic factors and effects of therapies to improve oxygenation. With the help of my team, we were able to create prediction model for mortality in severe hypoxemic respiratory failure, this was acknowledged and awarded the outcomes award in the society of critical care medicine in 2012. Since, we were not able to get clear answers about treatment strategies in refractory hypoxemia patients, we then sent out a national survey to critical care physicians about the use of therapies for severe and refractory hypoxemia, this effort was received intra mural funding.

I aim to continue working the in field of oxygen management. I believe, that the intensive care unit being a truly multidisciplinary environment, care of the patient can be truly impacted by involving all health care staff, including physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. Using biomedical informatics based alerts to improve process of care and prevent iatrogenic injury, has shows to be beneficial in literature and I believe utilization of the same for oxygen management is beneficial. I aim to continue work in this filed with the goal of achieving federal funding for my career development and transforming into an independent researcher.

Licenses

2005 - present ECFMG: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
2009 - present Board Certified Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
2011 - present Board Certified Critical Care Medicine: American Board of Critical Care Medicine
2013 - present Doctor of Medicine: State Medical Board of Ohio
 

Conferences

Packed RBC transfusion: Are We Following Evidence Based Medicine

Outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients with status asthma- Does illicit substance use or obesity predict morbidity and mortality

Utilization of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Compared to Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Among Patients with COPD in an Inner City Medical ICU: Our Leap Frog Experience over a 3-Year Period

Outcome of Drug Induced Acute Lung Injury: A Population Based Study

Effect of Liberal Oxygenation Targets on Pulmonary Outcomes in ARDS

Case Report on Herbal Hepatotoxicity Necessitating Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Efficacy of Educational Modalities for Shock State Management

Use of Rescue Therapies for ARDS Patients: Population-based study in Olmstead County, Minnesota

Predictors for Mortality in Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

Rescue Therapies in Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

Rescue Therapies and Mortality in Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

VALIDATION OF AN ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WITH A DECISION SUPPORT TOOL FOR TITRATION OF INSPIRED OXYGEN LEVELS DURING MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN ADULTS

INHALED NITRIC OXIDE LOWERS DEAD SPACE FRACTION IN ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME

Titration of Inspired oxygen levels during mechanical ventilation through a respiratory therapist driven approach based on an electronic surveillance system (TOOLS)

Development and Validation of Severe Hypoxemia Related ICU Mortality Prognostic Model (SHRIMP) in 1000 Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

 

Degrees

2003 M.D., Grant Medical College

2014 M.S., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

 

Editorial Activities

2011 - present Respiratory Care
2014 - present Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
 

Honors

2007 - present Annual Hippocrates Resident Research Competition Award. Lincoln Medical Center.
2008 - present Annual Hippocrates Resident Research Competition Award. Lincoln Medical Center.
2009 - present Award of Excellence in Research. Annual Scientific Assembly 2009.
2011 - present Critical Care Meritorious Research Award. Critical Care Medicine.
2012 - present Epidemiology/Outcomes Specialty Award. 41st Critical Care Congress.
2012 - present Burgher Family Endowed Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. Burgher Family.
 

Journal Articles

 

Presentations

Renal Failure in Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Does EGDT improve outcomes

Neutroleptic Malignant Syndrome: A Case Report in a Patient with Parkinson's Disease

Utilization of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Compared to Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Among Patients with COPD in an Inner City Medical ICU: Our Leap Frog Experience Over a 3-Year Period

Case Report on Thyrotoxic Periodic Paralysis in a Young Hispanic Male

Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in a Non-HIV Patient with Dermatomyositis

Outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients with status asthma- Does illicit substance use or obesity predict morbidity and mortality

Packed RBC Transfusion: Are we following evidence based medicine

Decreasing Hospital Acquired Infection in an Inner City ICU Through a Standardized Team Approach

Case Report on Herbal Hepatotoxicity Necessitating Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Outcome of Drug Induced Acute Lung Injury: A Population Based Study

Simulation-based Shock State Module improves skill for Bed-side Clinical Management in Medical Students

Use of Rigid Bronchoscopy

Efficacy of Educational Modalities for Shock State Management. Does Simulation have an Edge?

Effect of Liberal Oxygenation Targets on Pulmonary Outcomes in ARDS

Use of Rescue Therapies for ARDS Patients: Population-based study in Olmstead County, Minnesota

Predictors for Mortaility in Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

Rescue Therapies in Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

Esophageal Rupture Presenting as Asystole

Rescue Therapies and Mortality in Patients with Refractory Hypoxemia

Severe and Refractory Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure and Rescue Strategies: A National Survey of Critical Care Physicians

Development and Validation of Severe Hypoxemia Related ICU Mortality Prognostic Model (SHRIMP) in 1000 Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Refractory Hypxemia

Glomus Tumour of the Trachea. A Case Report

Inhaled nitric oxide lowers dead space fraction in acute respiratory distress syndrome

Validation of an electronic surveillance system with a decision support tool for titration of inspired oxygen levels during mechanical ventilatin in adults

Titration of Inspired onygen levels during mechanical ventilation through a respiratory therapist driven approach based on an electronic surveillance system (TOOLS)

 

Unpublished Works

Development and Validation of Severe Hypoxemia Associated Risk Prediction Model in 1,000 Mechanically Ventilated Patients