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Lauren Ferrante MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary)

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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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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 Fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology
    Yale University
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
    Yale University
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Columbia University Medical Center
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)

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 Internal MedicineAmerican Geriatrics Society2019
Intensive Care Global Rising Star AwardAustralia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS)2018
Outstanding Recent Graduate AwardStony Brook School of Medicine2018
Iva Dostanic Physician-Scientist Award2016
American Geriatrics Society (AGS)/Merck New Investigator Award2016
T. Franklin Williams Scholar Award2015
Gold Humanism Honor Society2007
Phi Beta Kappa2002

Professional Service

Society of Critical Care Medicine PICS Prediction and State-of-the-Art Task ForceCommittee 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
Pulmonary Research Conference, Co-DirectorCo-Director2017 - Present
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Mentored Research Conference, Faculty Co-LeaderCo-Director2016 - 2019
Co-Chair, American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Medical Subspecialties SectionCo-Director2016 - Present
Yale Department of Medicine Diversity CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, American Thoracic Society (ATS) Aging in Critical Care Interest GroupCo-Director2015 - Present
Intern Selection Committee, Yale Internal Medicine Traditional Residency ProgramMember2015 - 2019
Ethics Committee of Yale-New Haven HospitalMember2012 - Present

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