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Pratik Sinha, MBChB, PhD, joins department

Pratik Sinha

The Department of Anesthesiology is excited to welcome Pratik Sinha, MBChB, PhD, who has joined the department in the Division of Critical Care and the Division of Clinical and Translational Research (DoCTR) as a physician-scientist.

Dr. Sinha completed his medical training at the University of Manchester and earned his PhD from Imperial College London. He is a dual fellowship-trained specialist in intensive care and emergency medicine and completed post-doctoral research fellowships at Columbia University in New York (2015-2016) and the University of California, San Francisco (2017-2020).

Dr. Sinha’s PhD thesis explored applied clinical respiratory physiology and biostatistics. He is comprehensively trained in bench research methods, but his current research interests have shifted on the translational research spectrum and are in using big data analytics to identify biologically-driven homogeneous subgroups within heterogeneous critical-illness syndromes, with applications in precision medicine.

The majority of Dr. Sinha’s 20+ peer-reviewed publications are in the area of respiratory physiology, particularly in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). With this background and pedigree, he seamlessly made the transition to studying COVID-19 in the critical care context. He has written on the perils of premature phenotyping and the relevance of the “cytokine storm” in severe COVID-19. His expertise in this area is timely and will contribute substantially to ongoing scientific discovery at our institution.

In addition to pursuing his research, Dr. Sinha will be working clinically and educating residents and fellows in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital ICUs. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, energy, and enthusiasm to our department.

Welcome to the department, Dr. Sinha!

Simon Haroutounian, PhD
Chief, Division of Clinical and Translational Research

Anne Drewry, MD
Chief, Division of Critical Care

Robert W. Gereau, PhD
Vice Chair for Research

Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh
Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology
Head of the Department of Anesthesiology