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Case-Based Approach To Multidisciplinary Teamwork In The ICU

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are in charge of monitoring patients with potentially severe physiological instability requiring technical and/or artificial life support. A multidisciplinary approach proved to be the best course of action in order to create and apply an optimal case and treatment management strategy for these critically ill patients. 

After the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and due to its rapidly changing nature, intensivists needed to urgently and constantly review evidence-based guidelines and available literature to adapt their policies and efficiently manage the surge of infected patients. Dr. Rishi Kumar will share his experience working in ICUs during COVID-19 and discuss several clinical cases he encountered, all while highlighting the impact of a well functioning multidisciplinary team in patient outcomes.

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Rishi Kumar

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at McGovern Medical School, Huston, Texas

Rishi Kumar MD, is a dually trained cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensive care doctor, as well as Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at McGovern Medical School, Huston, Texas.

He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and also completed his categorical anesthesiology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, serving as chief resident in his final year. Afterwards, Dr Kumar went on to complete two clinical fellowships in critical care medicine and adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School from 2017 to 2019.  His interests include ultrasonography, mechanical circulatory support, and all things tech – Rishi Kumar created and developed a free iOS echocardiography app called EchoTools.