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Selvaraj Egbert Pravinkumar, MD, FRCP, EDIC, FCCP

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Associate Medical Director, Department of Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Educator, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Educator, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Ethics Service and Section of Cancer Bioethics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 112
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Room Number: B7:4306, Dept. Critical Care, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Phone: 713-792-5040
Fax: 713-745-1869
Email: epravink@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 American College of Chest Physicians, Chicago, IL, FCCP, Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians, Pulmonary/ Critical Care Medicine
2004 European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, European Board of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium, EDIC, Critical Care Medicine
2004 Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, FRCP, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Pulmonary/ Internal Medicine
1996 Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, MRCP, Member of Royal College of Physicians, Pulmonary Medicine/ Internal Medicine
1991 Stanley Medical College and University Hospital, University of Madras, Madras, India, MD, Doctor of Medicine

Board Certifications

7/2004 Critical Care Medicine, European Board of Intensive Care Medicine, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
1/2002 Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, Specialist Training Authority of Medical Royal Colleges, London, United Kingdom
1/2002 Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board, Specialist Training Authority of Medical Royal Colleges, London, United Kingdom
6/1996 Basic Medical Training, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Bilen MA, Waguespack SG, Tannir NM, Pravinkumar SE, Tamboli P, Tu SM. Multisystem Crisis in a Patient with Presumptive Renal Cell Carcinoma. Clin Genitourin Cancer 6(2):128-30, 9/2008. PMID: 18824438.
2. Pravinkumar E, Webster NR. HIT/HITT and Alternate Anticoagulation: Current Concepts. BJA International Journal of Anaesthesia, South African Excerpts Edition 3(4):255-264, 8/2003.
3. Pravinkumar E, Webster NR. HIT/HITT and Alternative Anticoagulation: Current Concepts. Br J Anaesth 90(5):676-85, 5/2003. PMID: 12697598.
4. Ramos ER, Reitzel R, Jiang Y, Chaftari A-M, Chemaly R, Hackett B, Pravinkumar SE, Nates J, Tarrand J, Raad II. Clinical Effectiveness and the Risk of Emerging Resistance Associated with Prolonged Use of Antibiotic Impregnated Catheters: More than 0.5 Million Catheter Days and Seven Years of Clinical Experience. JAMA. Submitted.
5. Chaftari A-M, Kassis C, El Issa H, Al Wohoush I, Jiang Y, Kassar R, Caillouet B, Pravinkumar E, Hachem RY, Raad II. Novel Approach Using Antimicrobial Catheters for Catheter Exchange in Patients with Catheter- Related Bacteremia: A Matched Controlled Study. Crit Care Med. Submitted.

Editorials

1. S. Egbert Pravinkumar. A Face that Matters in Distress: Interface Selection for Acute Noninvasive Ventilation. Critical Care Medicine 37(1):344-6, 1/2009. PMID: 19112296.

Abstracts

1. Pravinkumar SE, Warren ML, Bruno JJ, Nwankwo C, Finch CG, Price KJ. Implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Global Trigger Tool in an Oncological ICU: Pilot Data. CHEST (#221), 11/2009.
2. Ghosh S, Finch CG, Champlin R E, Pravinkumar SE. Comparison and Cost Effectiveness of Bronchoscopic and Non-Bronchoscopic Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Hematological Malignancies and Stem Cell Recipients. Biol Blood Marrow Tr 15(2):91-92 (#252), 2/2009.
3. Ramos ER, Jiang Y, Hachem R, Reitzel R, Pravinkumar E, Nates J, Tarrand J, Raad I. The Risk of Emerging Resistance Associated with Prolonged Use of Antibiotic Coated Catheters: A Seven Year Experience and >0.5 Million Catheter Days (2009 Sepsis Specialty Award). Critical Care Medicine 36(12 (Suppl)):A15, 12/2008. PMID: 19112296.
4. Ghosh S, Finch C, Champlin RE, Kebriaei P, Giralt SA, Pravinkumar SE. Usefulness of Bronchoscopic Lavage in Intensive Care Unit for Critically Ill Stem Cell Recipients with Pulmonary Infiltrates. Biol Blood Marrow Tr 14(2):98 (#266), 2/2008.
5. Bruno JJ, Hernandez M, Chen K, Pravinkumar SE. Influence of Corticosteroids on Cosyntrophin Stimulation Test in Oncology Patients with Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock. Crit Care Med 35(12):A274 (#984), 12/2007.
6. Bruno JJ, Hernandez M, Ghosh S, Pravinkumar SE. Serum Cortisol and Response to High-dose Cosyntrophin Stimulation in Oncology Patients with Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock. Crit Care Med 35/12:A257 (#925), 12/2007.
7. Finch C, Ghosh S, Price KJ, Pravinkumar SE. Post-operative Mechanical Ventilation in Oncological Surgical Intensive Care Unit: Review of Institute of Health Improvements Adverse Event Criteria. Respir Care, http://www.rcjournal.com/abstracts/2007/?id=aarc07_229, 11/2007.
8. Pravinkumar SE, Ghosh S, Price KJ, Finch C. Unplanned Extubations and Outcome in Oncological Intensive Care Unit: 1-Year Experience. Respirology 12(4):A216 (#P-2-086), 11/2007.
9. Ghosh S, Finch C, Price KJ, Pravinkumar SE. Platelet Levels and Safety of Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Critically Ill Cancer Patients. CHEST 132(4):568S (#341), 10/2007.
10. Nates JL, Pravinkumar SE, Price KJ, Finch C, Lee L, Frederick F, Berkheiser M, Baldwin L. Environmental Sampling During High Frequency Ventilation. Crit Care Med 34(12):A88 (#322), 12/2006.
11. Nates JL, Wakefield C, Pravinkumar SE, Price KJ, Perego C, Hackett B, Chemaly R, Raad I, Finch C. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Rates in Surgical ICU: Surveillance and Interventions in a Comprehensive Cancer Center (2006 Respiratory Specialty Award)). Crit Care Med 34(12):A94 (#347), 12/2006.
12. Pravinkumar SE, Finch C, Binns N, Kannaeth T, Denning I, Nates JL, Price KJ. Bronchoscopic and Nonbronchoscopic Lavage in Critically Ill Cancer Patients with Lung Infiltrates: Diagnostic Yield and Cost-effectiveness. Respir Care 51(11):1281 (#OF-06-136), 11/2006.
13. Bolden M, Finch C, Pravinkumar SE, Mejia D, Nates JL, Price KJ. Role of Respiratory Therapist in the ICU Outreach: Impact of Respiratory Therapist Transitional Service in a Major Cancer Center. Respir Care 51(11):1281 (#OF-06-134), 11/2006.
14. Pravinkumar SE, Finch C, Price KJ, Nates JL. Respiratory Therapist Led Early VAP Surveillance: A Proactive Strategy in an Oncological ICU. Respir Care 51(11):1281 (#OF-06-133), 9/2006.
15. Finch C, Pravinkumar SE, Nates JL, Geevarghese G, Perkins R, Han C, Price KJ. Safety of Non-Bronchoscopic BAL Performed by Respiratory Therapist: Experience from Large Oncological ICU. Respir Care 51(11):1281 (#0F-06-135), 9/2006.
16. Pravinkumar E, Watt A, Galley H, Cuthbertson B, Webster N. Effects of Recombinant Surfactant Protein-C and Elastase Inhibitor on Neutrophil Apoptosis. Crit Care 8(Suppl.1):S54 (#P108), ccforum.com/content/8/S1/P108, 3/2004.

Book Chapters

1. Shannon V.R, Eapen G.A, Jimenez. C.A, Morice R.C, Travis E.L, Bashoura. L, Safdar. A, Evans S.E, Adachi. R, Faiz S.A, Balachandran D.D, Nates J.L, Pravinkumar S.E, Dickey B.F. Complications of Cancer and their Treatment: Respiratory Complications. In: Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine e.8, 8. Ed(s) Waun Ki Hong, Robert C. Bast, William N. Hait, Donald W. Kufe, Raphael E. Pollock, Ralph R. Weichselbaum, James F. Holland, Emil Frei III. BC Decker: USA, 2009. PMID: 9781607950141.
2. Pravinkumar S.E, Puana R, Nates J.L. Ventilación de Positiva Presión No Invasiva en Fallo Respiratorio Agudo en Pacientes con Cáncer. In: Ventilación Mecánica No Invasiva En Inmunocomprometidos- Hematologia Oncologia Transplantados, 1. Ed(s) A.M. Esquinas Rodriguez. Axon, Espanol: Spain, 369-382, http://www.axon.es/Axon/LibroFicha.asp?Libro=73978&T=VENTILACION+MECANICA+NO+INVASIVA+EN+INMUNOCOMPROMETIDOS, e-Book 2009. PMID: 9788461272129.
3. Puana R, Pravinkumar S.E, Nates J.L. Ventilación Mecánica Invasiva en Pacientes con Cáncer con Fallo Respiratorio Agudo. In: Ventilación Mecánica No Invasiva En Inmunocomprometidos- Hematologia Oncologia Transplantados, 1. Ed(s) A.M. Esquinas Rodriguez. Axon, Espanol: Spain, 356-368, http://www.axon.es/Axon/LibroFicha.asp?Libro=73978&T=VENTILACION+MECANICA+NO+INVASIVA+EN+INMUNOCOMPROMETIDOS, e-Book 2009. PMID: 9788461272129.
4. Shannon V.R, Eapen G.A, Jimenez. C.A, Morice R.C, Travis E.L, Bashoura. L, Safdar. A, Adachi. R, Pravinkumar S.E, Dickey B.F. Complications of Cancer and their Treatment: Respiratory Complications. In: Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine e.7, 7. Ed(s) Donald W. Kufe, Robert C. Bast, William N. Hait, Waun Ki Hong, Raphael E. Pollock, Ralph R. Weichselbaum, James F. Holland, Emil Frei III. BC Decker: USA, 2150-2173, www.bcdecker.com/cm7, e-Book 2006. PMID: 1-55009-307-X.
5. Pravinkumar E. T-Cell Immunity and Sepsis, Immunity and Inflammation. In: Critical Care Focus. 10. Ed(s) Galley H.F. BMJ Publishing Group: London, United Kingdom, 65-76, 2003. PMID: 0-7279-1689-0.

Letters to the Editor

1. Pravinkumar, SE. Physician Practice Variation in Critical Care: A Stumbling Block. Critical Care Medicine 37(3):1178-1179, 3/2009. PMID: 19237963.
2. Pravinkumar, SE. Drotrecogin Alfa (Activated): Surviving Sepsis by Chance. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 177(6):669, 3/2008. PMID: 18316771.
3. Pravinkumar, E. Balance of Inflammation in Sepsis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169(5):655-656, 3/2004. PMID: 14982827.
4. Pravinkumar, E. Cardiovascular Management of Septic Shock. Crit Care Med 32(1):315, 1/2004. PMID: 14707616.
5. Pravinkumar, E. Rate and Rhythm are Important in Critically Ill Patients. BMJ 327(7420):931-932, 10/2003. PMCID: PMC218857.
6. Pravinkumar, E. Staging of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with Integrated PET and CT. N Engl J Med 349(12):1188-1190, 9/2003. PMID: 14503543.
7. Pravinkumar E. Obesity in General Elective Surgery. Lancet 362(9383):576-578, 8/2003. PMID: 12932394.
8. Pravinkumar, E. Indicators of Sepsis and Organ Failure: An Elusive Zone. Chest 123. e-Pub 6/2003.

Last updated: 9/25/2009