In 2019, cancer claimed 9.6 million deaths worldwide - and Sepsis killed 11 million people. Sepsis remains the #1 cause of death in the world, with higher mortality than cancer and heart disease combined. Yet healthcare providers remain perplexed by the correct definition of SIRS, Sepsis, and Septic Shock, which leads to late and sometimes inappropriate management of these sickest patients.
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I am a board-certified General Surgeon and fellowship-trained Trauma Surgeon and Surgical Critical Care Intensivist with more than 20 years of experience, an educator as Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Touro University College of Medicine (TUCOM-California), and an Assistant Professor of Surgery and LIC Surgery Lead, Department of Surgery, Quinnipiac University-Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine teaching medical students in surgical clerkships. I have been involved in numerous leadership and educative roles, and possess a unique skill set, including a sound clinical acumen and a forward-thinking approach to modern medicine and surgery and its dynamic educative processes. I am first a patient advocate, insisting on quality, empathetic care.
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