Derek Angus, MD
Chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine, UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Derek Angus oversees UPMC’s clinical research, implementation science and data analytics, with a particular emphasis on UPMC’s learning health system initiatives. He also is associate vice chancellor for Healthcare Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. He is a distinguished professor and holds the Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in Medicine, Health Policy and Management, and Clinical and Translational Science. Since 2008, Dr. Angus has served as chair of the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Since 2015, he also has been the physician director of the UPMC ICU Service Center, responsible for the provision of ICU services across the 30-plus hospital system. He also is a senior editor at JAMA.
Dr. Angus is a world-renowned clinical, translational and health services researcher. His research interests include clinical, epidemiologic and translational studies of sepsis, pneumonia and multisystem organ failure as well as health services research of the organization and delivery of critical care services. Dr. Angus is a leader in developing and evaluating approaches to facilitate smarter decision making and faster learning in health care, including novel Bayesian adaptive platform trial designs, the application of machine learning to large-scale data, and the use of behavioral economics and decision psychology to support optimal decision making. He has led numerous NIH-funded multicenter studies, written several hundred papers and is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.
A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, he has received multiple national and international honors, including election to the American College of Physicians, Honorary Lifetime Membership of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Distinguished Research Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and induction into the inaugural class of Masters of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He completed medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Glasgow and affiliated teaching hospitals, and he completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and his M.P.H. in Health Services Administration at the University of Pittsburgh.