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Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary); Physician Director, STEPS-ICU Early Mobilization Program

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Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS

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  • 300 Cedar Street, TAC-431 South, P.O. Box 208057

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States

Lauren Ferrante
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Biography

Dr. Ferrante is a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine physician at the Yale School of Medicine who conducts clinical outcomes 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 Parker B. Francis Program.  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. Parker B. Francis Research Opportunity Award

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

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 (2002)
  • 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)

Activities

  • Understanding and Improving Functional Outcomes for Older Adults
    Singapore, Singapore 2020
  • Improving ICU Outcomes through Geriatric Models of Care
    Singapore, Singapore 2020
  • ICU Mobility: Work Out Today, Sleep Better Tonight
    Orlando, United States 2020
  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Caring for Critically Ill Geriatric Patients
    Philadelphia, United States 2020
  • Happy, Sleepy, and Dopey
    Orlando, United States 2020
  • Steps Towards Recovery: Tracking Mobility Interventions in the ICU and on the Floors
    Orlando, United States 2020
  • Does This Get Any Easier? Work-Life Strategies
    Toronto, Canada 2019
  • It’s Not Just Comorbidity: Pre-ICU Risk Factors for Post-ICU Outcomes
    Toronto, Canada 2019
  • The Martin Hson Holmdahl Honorary Lecture
    Gothenburg, Sweden 2019
  • Optimizing Recovery from Critical Illness in Seniors
    Portland, United States 2019
  • Visiting Professorship
    Toronto, Canada 2019
  • Visiting Lectureship
    Norwalk, United States 2019
  • Geriatricizing the ICU: the Path Forward
    Brussels, Belgium 2019
  • How To Keep (Older Adults) Moving
    Brussels, Belgium 2019
  • Functional Outcomes in Older ICU Survivors
    Brussels, Belgium 2019
  • Development and Validation of a Risk Prediction Model for Post-ICU Functional Decline
    Portland, United States 2019
  • Development and Validation of a Risk Prediction Model for Post-ICU Functional Decline
    Dallas, United States 2019
  • Addressing the Challenges of an Aging Population
    London, United Kingdom 2018
  • Frailty, Disability, and Death
    London, United Kingdom 2018
  • Predictors of Functional Decline among Older Intensive Care Unit Survivors
    Bethesda, United States 2018
  • Global Rising Star lecture
    Adelaide, Australia 2018
  • Geriatricizing the ICU
    New Haven, United States 2018
  • Functional Outcomes in Older ICU Survivors
    San Diego, United States 2018
  • The Relative Burden of Disability after an ICU versus Non-ICU Hospitalization among Older Adults: a Matched Cohort Study
    San Diego, United States 2018
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Leo-Summers L, Gahbauer EA, Gill TM. The Relative Burden of Disability after an ICU versus Non-ICU Hospitalization among Older Adults: a Matched Cohort Study.
    Orlando, United States 2018
  • The Silver Tsunami: at the Intersection of Aging and Critical Illness
    San Antonio, United States 2018
  • Post-ICU Outcomes among Older Adults: is the ICU to Blame?
    San Antonio, United States 2018
  • Rehabilitation in the Acute Setting: Why Care About Pre-ICU Health?, Webcast for online course
    Melbourne, Australia 2017
  • Establishing and Sustaining an Early Mobilization Program in the ICU
    Old Saybrook, United States 2017
  • Critical Illness, Disability, and Vulnerability
    San Antonio, United States 2017
  • Critical Care: ICU Epidemiology and Outcomes
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • Determinants of Long-Term Outcomes among Critically Ill Older Adults: from Cell to Population
    Washington, United States 2017
  • The Importance of Pre-ICU Factors on Long-Term Outcomes among Critically Ill Older Adults
    Washington, United States 2017
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. The Combined Effects of Frailty and Cognitive Impairment on the Course of Disability after a Critical Illness among Older Persons
    San Antonio, United States 2017
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. The Combined Effects of Frailty and Cognitive Impairment on the Course of Disability after a Critical Illness among Older Persons
    Washington, United States 2017
  • Murphy T, Pisani MA, Ferrante LE, Gill TG. Associations with Post-Discharge Function of Older ICU Survivors: Sensitivity to Death
    San Francisco, United States 2017
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. Pre-ICU Cognitive Status and Functional Outcomes after a Critical Illness among Older Adults
    Honolulu, United States 2017
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. Frailty Is Associated with New or Worsening Disability After a Critical Illness
    San Francisco, United States 2016
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. Frailty Is Associated with New or Worsening Disability After a Critical Illness
    Long Beach, United States 2016
  • . Ferrante LE, Gill TM, Murphy TE, Douglas M, Pisani M. Maximum Mobility Achieved Among Older vs. Younger Patients in an Early Mobilization Program in the MICU.
    San Francisco, United States 2016
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. Factors Associated with Functional Recovery after Critical Illness in Older Persons
    Denver, United States 2015
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. Factors Associated with Functional Recovery after Critical Illness in Older Persons
    Bethesda, United States 2015
  • The Course of Disability Before and After Critical Illness
    Washington, United States 2014
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. The Course of Disability in the Year Immediately Before and After an ICU Admission in Older Persons
    San Diego, United States 2014
  • Ferrante LE, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Gahbauer EA, Leo-Summers L, Gill TM. The Association Between Pre-ICU Functional Trajectory and Mortality After ICU Admission in Older Persons
    San Diego, United States 2014

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
Competitive SelectionAAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar2017
Research Opportunity AwardParker B. Francis Foundation2017
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
Meltzer Ethics Fellowship awardNew York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY2010
Honor SocietyGold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine2007
Phi Beta Kappa2002

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
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, Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award Selection CommitteeMember2019
Yale School of Medicine, Women in MedicinePresenter/Speaker2019
PCCSM Fellows' Research Retreat, "An Inside Look at Life as an Early Career ResearcherPresenter/Speaker2019
Yale School of Medicine, Search Committee for Section Chief of EndocrinologyMember2019 - Present
Intensive Care MedicineReviewer2019 - Present
ThoraxReviewer2019 - Present
National Institute on Aging (NIA), American Geriatrics SocietyCommittee Member2019 - Present
Yale School of Medicine Admissions CommitteeMember2018 - Present
Planning Committee, National Institute on Aging (NIA) U13 conference on "Embedding/Sustaining a Focus on Function in Specialty Research and Care"Committee Member2018 - 2019
Planning Committee, 2018 Beeson annual meetingCommittee Member2018
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 Rehabilitation Services Seminar: "Early Mobilization in the ICU: Past, Present, and Future"Presenter/Speaker2018
Pulmonary Research ConferenceCo-Director2018 - Present
Journal of Intensive Care MedicineReviewer2018 - Present
and Co-Chair, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Aging in Critical Care Interest GroupFounder2018 - Present
Planning Committee, 2018 Beeson Annual MeetingMember2017 - 2018
Yale Aging Research Seminar: "Surviving a Critical Illness: Post-ICU Functional Outcomes among Older Adults"Presenter/Speaker2017
Yale Advanced Practice Practitioner Grand Rounds: "Surviving a Critical Illness: the Post-ICU Syndrome"Presenter/Speaker2017
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care MedicineReviewer2017 - Present
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Medical Subspecialties SectionCo-Chair2017 - Present
American Thoracic Society, Critical Care AssemblyExecutive Board Member2017 - Present
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Mentored Research ConferenceCo-Director2016 - 2019
and Co-Chair, Aging and Geriatrics Working Group, American Thoracic Society (ATS), Critical Care AssemblyFounder2016 - 2018
Yale Medical Grand Rounds: The 5th Annual Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award lecture: "Improving Post-ICU Outcomes: a Call to Action"Presenter/Speaker2016
Yale State Chest: "Surviving a Critical Illness: the Post-ICU Syndrome"Presenter/Speaker2016
Yale Department of Medicine Diversity CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Yale School of Medicine, Small Group Leader for Second Year Medical Student Homeostasis Course (Pulmonary module),Faculty Member2016 - Present
American Geriatrics Society (AGS), Junior Faculty Research Special Interest GroupMember2016 - Present
Intern Selection Committee, Yale Internal Medicine Traditional Residency ProgramMember2015 - 2019
PCCSM Fellows' Research Retreat, "Getting Started in a Research Fellowship"Presenter/Speaker2015
Yale School of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship,Interviewer2015 - Present
Annals of the American Thoracic SocietyReviewer2015 - Present
Journal of Critical CareReviewer2014 - Present
Journal of the American Geriatrics SocietyReviewer2014 - Present
Ethics Committee, Yale-New Haven HospitalMember2012 - Present
Ethics Committee, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NYMember2010 - 2011
Ethics Committee, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NYMember2009 - 2010

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