Research Committee

The SSC research committee is responsible for outlining research priorities in sepsis care. Members are appointed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, MCCM, FACS
SCCM Co-Chair
Past President, SCCM
Director, Emory Critical Care Center 
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Daniel P. De Backer, MD, PhD
ESICM Co-Chair 
Past President, ESICM
Head of Intensive Care Department 
CHIREC Hospitals 
Brussels, Belgium, USA

Massimo Antonelli, MD
Past President, ESICM
Professor of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology
Universita Cottolica Del Sacro Cuore
Director General Intensive Care, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
A. Gemelli University Hospital
Rome, Italy

Seth R. Bauer, PharmD, FCCM
Critical Care Clinical Coordinator 
Cleveland Clinic 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Clifford S. Deutschman, MD, MCCM
Vice-Chair Research
Past President, SCCM
Northwell School of Medicine 
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research 
New York, New York, USA

Laura E. Evans, MD, MS, FCCM
SCCM Adult Guidelines Co-Chair, Consultant
Director Critical Care University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA

Ricard Ferrer Roca, MD, PhD
Clinical Director Intensive Care
Vall D’Hebron University Hospital
Barcelona, Spain

Judith Hellman, MD, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesia
UCSF Medical Center 
San Francisco, California, USA

Honorary Consultant Intensive Care Medicine 
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Jozef Kesecioglu, MD, PhD
Past President, ESICM
Professor Intensive Care Medicine 
University Medical Center
Ultrecht, the Netherlands

Niranjan Tex Kissoon, MD, MCCM, MBBS
SCCM Children’s Guidelines Consultant
Executive Medical Director Children’s Women’s Global Health UBC & BC Children’s Hospital Professor in Critical Care - Global Child Health
Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
UBC Clinical Investigator, Child and Family Research Institute Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Flávia R. Machado, MD, PhD
Professor and Head Intensive Care Session of
Anesthesiology, Pain & Intensive Care Department
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ignacio Martin-Loeches, MD, MPH, PhD
Consultant Intensive Care Medicine 
St. James Hospital 
Dublin, Ireland

Mark Edwin Nunnally, MD, FCCM
Director Adult Critical Care Services 
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York, USA

Hallie Prescott, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor Pulmonary Diseases,
Critical Care, and Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical Center &
Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Andrew Rhodes, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM
ESICM Adult Guidelines Co-Chair, Consultant
Medical Director &
Clinical Director of Critical Care 
St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust 
London, England, UK

Daniel S. Talmor, MD, MPH
Professor & Chair Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care, and Pain Medicine 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Pierre Tissieres, MD, DSc
Children's Guidelines Co-Chair, Consultant
Professor of Pediatrics
Director Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Medicine
Paris South University Hospitals
Le Kremlin-Bicetre, France