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Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Professor of Medicine
Division of PuPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Current Management of Asthma
Non-pharmacologic Management of COPD
Respiratory Failure in COPD
Eosinophilic Lung Diseases
Current Management of Diffuse Interstitial Lung Disease
Pneumonia – The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance
Physiopathology of High Altitude Exposure
Mechanical Ventilation in ARDS
Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Failure
Management of Septic Shock
Extracorporeal Ventilation Techniques in Respiratory Failure


Assistant Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University

Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine


Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Respiratory Diseases
City of Hope National Medical Center

Lung Cancer


Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Albany Medical College

Pulmonary Hypertension


Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Sleep Disorders
Sarcoidosis and Other Interstitial Lung Diseases
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Pulmonary Hypertension
Respiratory Failure
Acute Lung Injury
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome


Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University

Septic Shock
Pulmonary Embolism Shock
Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Strategies
Acid-Base Disturbances in the Critically Ill
Withdrawal Syndromes in the ICU
Acute Renal Failure in the Critically Ill


Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Professor of Medicine
UCSD School of Medicine

Pulmonary Embolism
Interstitial Lung Disease – Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung Transplantation


Chair, Board of Directors, Sepsis Alliance
VicePresident, Quality and Patient Safety
Riverside Methodist Hospital


Jim OBrien currently serves as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. A medical intensivist by training, Jim began his career at OhioHealth in July 2012 after a successful academic career. He currently oversees multiple quality improvement projects and is responsible for Riversides efforts toward patient safety, regulatory compliance and utilization management. Jim has been a successful clinical researcher and epidemiologist, publishing more than fifty articles and chapters in peer review journals. Common themes include the effect of excess body weight on outcomes for critically ill patients, epidemiology and risk factors for sepsis and medical decision making. Jim serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and medical advisor to Sepsis Alliance Ð a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sepsis by educating patients, families and healthcare professionals to treat sepsis as a medical emergency. Jim is also co-founder of Spike Out Sepsis, an annual sand volleyball tournament to benefit Sepsis Alliance, which will hold its sixth event in June 2014.

Associate Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Intensive Care Unit
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Hospital Acquired Conditions
Performance Improvement and Quality Initiatives
Advanced Respiratory Failure