December 15, 2010
Terry Vanden Hoek, MD, has been appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As an accomplished physician and scientist, Dr. Vanden Hoek brings a track record of success in leading and supporting programs in patient care and biomedical research. Terry worked over the past 15 years at the University of Chicago, where he served in several leadership positions including Director of the Emergency Resuscitation Center, Chair of the CPR Committee and Interim Chief of Emergency Medicine. He led efforts to improve survival from cardiac arrest in both the medical center and community setting through automated external defibrillator (AED) and enhanced CPR training programs. During this time he also served in a national leadership role as the chair of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support committee as they developed new CPR guidelines for the American Heart Association.
Dr. Vanden Hoek completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in 1995, where he served as their chief resident. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine in 1991.
Terry Vanden Hoek has received numerous awards for education and research, including awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Heart Association. His research efforts have been multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative. He has helped mentor several physician-scientists with specialty backgrounds in pediatrics, pulmonary/critical care, surgery, hospitalist medicine and emergency medicine. Given the multi-organ challenge of resuscitation following cardiac arrest or hemorrhagic shock, Terry has served as an invited reviewer for three institutes within NIH, including NHLBI, NIGMS and NINDS. His research has resulted in the development of novel in vitro and in vivo models of cardiovascular resuscitation and therapeutic hypothermia protection that have been supported by the NIH and Department of Defense for over a decade. More than 65 publications-- including basic, translational and clinical studies--regarding the time-sensitive treatment of reperfusion stress responses in the heart following whole body ischemia have resulted from this work.
As departmental head and chief of service, Terry will be responsible for all administrative, clinical, research and educational activities of the Department of Emergency Medicine. With adjunct appointments in Pharmacology and Physiology, he will also lead new resuscitation research efforts at UIC through the newly established Center for Advanced Resuscitation Medicine. Please join us in welcoming Terry to his new role and offering your full support as he undertakes these new endeavors.