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Lavi Oud, MD

Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Director of Research, Internal Medicine
Director, Simulation-Based Training

Subspecialty: Critical Care Medicine

Administrative Office: 432-703-5340



  • Fellowship:
    Critical Care Medicine (research)), Detroit Receiving Hospital, MI, 1996
    Critical Care Medicine (clinical), Detroit Receiving Hospital, MI, 1995
  • Residency:
    Internal Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ, 1993
  • Medical School:
    Technion School of Medicine, Haifa, Israel, 1989

Research Interests:

The demand for critical care continues to outpace other inpatient acute care services. The former process has led to increased recognition of lingering morbidity burden among survivors of critical illness.  Our group’s efforts span the exploration of the determinants of patients’ response to critical illness and the impact of resultant physiological aberrations and related care interventions on short and long-term outcomes. In addition, we focus on development and application of methods to optimize delivery of critical care across the spectrum of inpatient acute care settings.

Select Publications:

  • Oud L. Epidemiology of Pregnancy-Associated ICU Utilization in Texas: 2001-2010. J Clin Med Res 2017;9:143-153.
  • Oud L.  Predictors of transition to hospice care among hospitalized older adults with a diagnosis of dementia in Texas: a population-based study.  J Clin Med Res 2017;9:23-29.
  • Oud L.  Determinants of home discharge among survivors of necrotizing fasciitis: a population-level analysis.  J Clin Med Res 2016;8:537-543.
  • Oud L.  Mortality associated with severe sepsis among age-similar women with and without pregnancy-associated hospitalization in Texas: a population-based study.  Med Sci Monit 2016;22:1976-1986.
  • Oud L. Evolving patterns of intensive care unit utilization during end-of-life hospitalization among elderly patients with dementia in Texas: a population-based study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2016;64:679-680.
  • Oud L. The evolving demand for critical care services among elderly patients with dementia in Texas: a population-based study. J Am Geriatr Soc 2016;64:90-96
  • Oud L. Contemporary trends of reported sepsis among maternal decedents in Texas: a Population-Based Study. Infect Dis Ther 2015; DOI: 10.1007/s40121-015-0086-6
  • Oud L, Watkins P. Evolving trends in the epidemiology, resource utilization, and outcomes of pregnancy-associated severe sepsis: a population-based cohort study. J Clin Med Res 2015;7:400-416
  • Oud L, Watkins P. Contemporary trends of the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and resource utilization of necrotizing fasciitis in Texas: a population-based cohort study. Crit Care Res Pract 2015
  • Oud L. Pregnancy-associated severe sepsis: contemporary state and future challenges. Infect Dis. Ther. 2014 doi 10.1007/s40121-014-0037-7
  • De Waele JJ, Rello J, Anzueto A, Moreno R, Lipman J, Sakr Y, Pickkers P, Leone M, Ferguson A, Oud L, Vincent JL, for the EPIC II Investigators. Infections and use of anitbiotics in patients admitted for severe acute pancreatitis. Surg. Infect. 2014 doi:10.1089/sur.228
  • Oud l, Watkins P. Necrotizing fasciltis associated with pregnancy: a bopulation-based cohort study. Infect. Dis Ther. 2014 doi : 10.1007/s40121-014-0031-0
  • Oud L, Spellman CW. The association of glucose variability and home discharge among survivors of critical illness managed with a computerized decision-support tool for glycemic control J. Diabetes. Sci. Technol. 2014 8,277-285
  • Oud L. Reporting the methodology of height and weight acquisition in studeies of body mass index- based prognosis in critically ill patients. J. Crit. Care.2013 28, 640-646
  • Oud L. Professionalism in the era of duty hours. JAMA. 2013 309, 1111.
  • Oud L, Spellman CW. The changing evidence on glycemic control in critically ill patients: The basics still count. Insulin 2010 5, 94-99
  • Oud L. From DaNang lung to combat trauma-associated acute lung injury-Closing the loop. South. Med. J. 2009 102, 567-568

Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 - Regional Dean's Research Award
  • 2015 - Dean’s Douglas M. Stocco Scholarship/Research Award, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • 2015- Epidemiology/Outcomes Specialty Award – Society of Critical Care Medicine, Annual Congress
  • 2013 - Dean's Clinical Teaching Award, Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • 2011, 2013 - Best Teaching Faculty - Department of Internal Medicine, Texas tech University School of Medicine, Permian Basin
  • 2011 - Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • 2009 - Innovation Award – Medical Center Hospital
  • 2009 - Patient Safety and Quality Award – Medical Center Hospital