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Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Director, Operations Core, Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

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Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • 300 Cedar Street

    TAC-431 South, P.O. Box 208057

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States



Dr. Ferrante is a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physician at the Yale School of Medicine who conducts clinical research at the interface of critical care medicine and geriatrics. The overarching goal of her research program is to understand and improve the functional outcomes of older ICU patients. Her work has demonstrated the importance of an older person's pre-ICU functional trajectory on post-ICU disability and mortality, identified novel factors associated with functional recovery after a critical illness, and clarified the role of common pre-ICU vulnerability factors (frailty and cognitive impairment) on post-ICU outcomes among older adults. Dr. Ferrante is a strong advocate of integrating geriatrics principles into critical care medicine and increasing collaboration between the subspecialties and geriatrics. To that end, she co-founded/co-chairs the Aging in Critical Care Interest Group of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and co-chairs the Medical Subspecialties Section of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). She is currently funded by a Beeson award from the NIH/NIA and the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. From a clinical perspective, Dr. Ferrante is an attending physician in the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of Yale New Haven Hospital, where she is the physician leader of STEPS-ICU early mobilization program.

Research Interests: Functional outcomes after a critical illness among older adults

Mentors: Thomas Gill, M.D. (Geriatrics) and Margaret Pisani, M.D., M.P.H. (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine)

Current Grant Funding:

  1. Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (NIH/NIA K76) 2017-2022
  2. Pilot award, Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (P30 AG021342) 2020-2021
  3. COVID-19 in Older Adults: A Longitudinal Assessment (P30 AG021342-18S1, mPI of study) 2020-2021

Completed Grant Funding:

  1. GEMSSTAR (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research) awardee 2015-2017
  2. Pepper Center Career Development Award 2015-2017
  3. T. Franklin Williams Scholar (ATS/AAIM-ASP Career Development Award in Geriatrics) 2015-2017
  4. Parker B. Francis Research Opportunity Award (converted from a Parker B. Francis Fellowship Award after concurrent receipt of K) 2017-2018

Awards (selected):

  1. Inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in Internal Medicine, American Geriatrics Society (AGS), 2019
  2. Intensive Care Global Rising Star Award, Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), 2018
  3. Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, 2018
  4. Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Star Research Award, 2017
  5. AGS/Merck New Investigator Award, 2016
  6. Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award, Yale School of Medicine, 2016

Internal Medicine residency: Columbia University Medical Center 2007-2010

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship: Yale University 2011-2015

Geriatrics Research Fellowship: Yale University 2013-2015

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine (2016)
  • MD
    Stony Brook School of Medicine, New York (2007)
  • BS
    Fairfield University, Neuroscience
  • Research Fellow in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research
    Yale University
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
    Yale University
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)


  • Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage is Associated with Poorer Functional Recovery for Older Adult Survivors of Critical Illness (Selected for Presidential Poster Session)
    Long Beach, United States 2020
  • Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: the Critical Care Perspective
    New York, United States 2020

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
The Martin Hson Holmdahl Honorary LectureThe Annual National Anesthesia and ICU Congress2019
Inaugural Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators in the Subspecialties of Internal MedicineAmerican Geriatrics Society, Portland, OR2019
Intensive Care Global Rising Star AwardAustralia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), Adelaide, Australia2018
Outstanding Recent Graduate AwardStony Brook School of Medicine2018
Star Research AwardSociety of Critical Care Medicine, 46th Annual Critical Care Congress, Honolulu, HI2017
Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award2016
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)/Merck New Investigator Award2016
NIH Loan Repayment Program awardee2016
T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award2015
Top Poster AwardClaude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA2015
Abstract ScholarshipAmerican Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference, San Diego, CA2014
Butler-Williams ScholarNational Institute on Aging (NIA), Bethesda, MD2014

Professional Service

Ethics Advisory Workgroup and Triage Protocol Drafting Committee, Yale-New Haven HospitalCommittee Member2020 - Present
Post-ICU Syndrome (PICS) Prediction and State-of-the-Art Task Force, Society of Critical Care Medicine PICS Prediction and State-of-the-Art Task ForceCommittee Member2019 - Present
Yale School of Medicine, Search Committee for Section Chief of EndocrinologyMember2019 - Present
Yale School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeMember2018 - Present
Planning Committee, U13 "A Transdisciplinary Approach to Engage Specialty Investigators in Aging Research," conference on "Embedding/Sustaining a Focus on Function in Specialty Research and Care", National Institute on Aging (NIA)Member2018 - 2019
Yale Pulmonary Research ConferenceCo-Director2018 - Present
Yale Department of Medicine Diversity CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Ethics Committee, Yale-New Haven HospitalMember2012 - Present

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