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Lavi Oud, MD

Lavi Oud, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care

Director of Research, Internal Medicine

Director, Simulation-Based Training

Subspecialty: Critical Care

Administrative Office:432-703-5340



  • Fellowship Training: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI
  • Residency Training: Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
  • Medical School: Technion Medical School, Haifa, Israel
  • Undergraduate School: University of Tel-Avis, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Research Interests:

The demand for critical care continues to outpace other inpatient acute care services. At the same time, chronic morbidity and long-term mortality of survivors of critical illness outpace the general population, while the mechanisms of this gap remain unknown. Our group’s efforts span the exploration of the determinants of patients’ response to critical illness and its impact on short and long-term outcomes, through development and application of methods to optimize delivery of critical care across the spectrum of inpatient acute care settings. Other recent focus includes examination of the cross-cultural determinants of patient and family decision-making process during critical illness.

Select Publications:

  • Oud L. Pregnancy-Associated Severe Sepsis: Contemporary State and Future Challenges. Infect Dis. Ther. 2014 doi 10.1007/s40121-014-0037-7
  • Oud l, Watkins P. Necrotizing Fasciltis Associated with Pregnancy: a Population-based Cohort STudy. Infect. Dis Ther. 2014 doi : 10.1007/s40121-014-0031-0
  • 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, 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. Acquired meningitis due to Staphylococcus capitis in the absence of neurological trauma, surgery or implants. Heart Lung. 2011 40, 467-471
  • Oud L.The long-term metabolic outcomes of dysglycemia during critical illness. Crit Care. 210 14,452
  • 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. Intra-abdominal hypertension in fulminant Clostridium difficile infection - An under-recognized treatable complication. Med. Sci. Monit. 2010 16, CS110-113.
  • Oud L. From DaNang lung to combat trauma-associated acute lung injury-Closing the loop. South. Med. J. 2009 102, 567-568
  • Oud L. Trichomonal sinusitis in an adolescent patient with multiple trauma. South. Med. 2009 J. 102, 330-32.
  • Oud L. Transient hypoxic respiratory failure in a patient with severe hypophospatemia. Med. Sci. Monit. 2009 15, CS49-53
  • Oud L. Nosocomial viral ventilator-associated pneumonia in the intensive care unit. Intensive. Care Med. 2006 32, 613
  • Oud L. Is it over yet? Time for reassessment of the determination of septic shock resolution. Crit. Care. Med. 2006 34, 576.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2013 Dean's Clinical Teaching Award, Texas Tech University SOM
  • 2011, 2013 Best Teaching Faculty - Department of Internal Medicine, TTUHSC
  • 2011 - Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • 2009 - Innovation Award – Medical Center Hospital
  • 2009 - Patient Safety and Quality Award – Medical Center Hospital
  • 2009 - MCH Volunteer Award