Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Rathmann Fellow, E4C Medical Education Fellowship in Patient Centered Care. (July 2014 - June 2015)

Professional Education


  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2008) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Anesthesiology Residency (2012) CA
  • Internship: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Internal Medicine Residency (2009) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Critical Care Medicine Fellowship (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2013)

Clinical Trials


  • Safety and Efficacy of Polymyxin B Hemoperfusion (PMX) for Septic Shock Recruiting

    To compare the safety and efficacy of the PMX cartridge based on mortality at 28-days in subjects with septic shock who have high levels of endotoxin and are treated with standard medical care plus use of the PMX cartridge, versus subjects who receive standard medical care alone.

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Graduate and Fellowship Programs


  • Critical Care Medicine (Fellowship Program)

All Publications


  • Perioperative Care and Airway Management for a Patient With Sagliker Syndrome CUREUS Chen, Q., Lorenzo, J., Lu, A. 2020; 12 (9)
  • Electrical Storm in COVID-19. JACC. Case reports O'Brien, C., Ning, N., McAvoy, J., Mitchell, J. E., Kalwani, N., Wang, P., Nguyen, D., Reejhsinghani, R., Rogers, A., Lorenzo, J. 2020; 2 (9): 1256–60

    Abstract

    COVID-19 is a global pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. Infection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Individuals with pre-existing cardiovascular disease or evidence of myocardial injury are at risk for severe disease and death. Little is understood about the mechanisms of myocardial injury or life-threatening cardiovascular sequelae. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.032

    View details for PubMedID 32835266

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC7259914

  • BENZODIAZEPINE-SPARING REGIMEN FOR MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT Diep, C., Nguyen, C., Kuo, J., Lorenzo, J., Ran, R. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2020
  • Unique Uses of Cooling Strategies. Therapeutic hypothermia and temperature management Friberg, H., Paidas, M. J., Lorenzo, J., Deye, N. 2020

    View details for DOI 10.1089/ther.2020.29076.hjf

    View details for PubMedID 32780645

  • USE OF THE CHANGE IN WEANING PARAMETERS AS PREDICTORS OF SUCCESSFUL REEXTUBATION Trivedi, S., Davis, R., Engoren, M., Lorenzo, J., Jewell, E., Maile, M. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2019
  • Alterations in Spanish Language Interpretation During Pediatric Critical Care Family Meetings CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE Sinow, C. S., Corso, I., Lorenzo, J., Lawrence, K. A., Magnus, D. C., Van Cleave, A. C. 2017; 45 (11): 1915–21

    Abstract

    To characterize alterations in Spanish language medical interpretation during pediatric critical care family meetings.Descriptive, observational study using verbatim transcripts of nine PICU family meetings conducted with in-person, hospital-employed interpreters.A single, university-based, tertiary children's hospital.Medical staff, family members, ancillary staff, and interpreters.None.Interpreted speech was compared with original clinician or family speech using the qualitative research methods of directed content analysis and thematic analysis. Alterations occurred in 56% of interpreted utterances and included additions, omissions, substitutions, editorializations, answering for the patient/clinician, confessions, and patient advocacy. Longer utterances were associated with more alterations.To minimize interpreter alterations during family meetings, physicians should speak in short utterances (fewer than 20 words) and ask interpreters to interrupt in order to facilitate accurate interpretation. Because alterations occur, physicians may also regularly attempt to assess the family's understanding.

    View details for PubMedID 28777199

  • Examining Health Care Costs: Opportunities to Provide Value in the Intensive Care Unit. Anesthesiology clinics Chang, B., Lorenzo, J., Macario, A. 2015; 33 (4): 753-770

    Abstract

    As health care costs threaten the economic stability of American society, increasing pressures to focus on value-based health care have led to the development of protocols for fast-track cardiac surgery and for delirium management. Critical care services can be led by anesthesiologists with the goal of improving ICU outcomes and at the same time decreasing the rising cost of ICU medicine.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.07.012

    View details for PubMedID 26610628