Sachin Yende, holder of M.D. and M.S. degrees, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA. Dr. Yende conducts clinical and translational research in critical care. Using community-acquired pneumonia as a model, he examines how chronic health increases susceptibility to infections and long-term outcomes of severe infection. He has constructed trajectories of health prior to, during, and after hospitalization for infection and severe sepsis using large population-based cohorts of well-functioning individuals and cohorts of individuals hospitalized for infection and severe sepsis. He has examined the interaction between common chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and severe infections. In particular, his research has focused on understanding why severe infections accelerate chronic diseases. Dr. Yende leads several multidisciplinary teams of basic science researchers, geneticists, and biostatisticians funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Biography Updated on 20 January 2012