Description of Research Expertise:
Dr. Mikkelsen is the Chief of the Section of Medical Critical Care at Penn. He serves as Co-Chair of the UPHS Critical Care Committee and Medical Director of the Penn Presbyterian Medical Intensive Care Unit. Through these efforts, he supports the growth and development of a phenomenal group of multidisciplinary Penn providers who are collectively driven to educate the next generation of critical care clinicians, to deliver care of the highest quality to the critically ill, and to create and implement innovative science that advances the field of critical care medicine.
Through the lens of the patient and their family, Dr. Mikkelsen conducts patient-oriented research focused on sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He is passionate in his goal to improve the delivery of care to critically ill patients and to improve the lives of survivors of critical illness by understanding how critical illness impacts one's life and one's health trajectory.
Dr. Mikkelsen encourages colleagues, as well as survivors of critical illness and their loved ones, who are committed to improving the quality of care delivered to critically ill patients to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can "be the difference."
McPeake J, Mikkelsen ME, Quasim T, Hibbert E, Cannon P, Shaw M, Ankori J, Iwashyna TJ, Haines KJ: Return to employment following critical illness and its association with psychosocial outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis Ann Am Thor Soc : 2019.
Lee JT, Mikkelsen ME, Qi M, Werner RM: Health care utilization after admissions for sepsis Ann Am Thorac Soc : 2019.
Deb P, Murtaugh CM, Bowles KH, Mikkelsen ME, Khajavi HN, Moore S, Barrón Y, Hollander Feldman P: Does Early Follow-up Improve the Outcomes of Sepsis Survivors Discharged to Home Health Care? Med Care : 2019.
Mikkelsen ME, Anderson BJ, Bellini L, Schweickert WD, Fuchs BD, Prasad Kerlin M: Burnout, and fulfillment, in the profession of critical care medicine Am J Respir Crit Care Med : 2019.
McPeake J, Mikkelsen ME: The evolution of post-intensive care syndrome Crit Care Med 46 (9): 1551-1552,2018.
Gutsche JT, Miano TA, Vernick W, Raiten J, Bermudez C, Vallabjoysula P, Milewski K, Szeto W, Fall ML, Williams ML, Patel P, Mikkelsen ME, Chiu C, Ramakrishna H, Canon J, Augoustides JG: Does a mobile ECLS program reduce mortality for patients transported for ECLS therapy for severe acute respiratory failure? J Cardiothorac Vasc 32 (3): 1137-1141,2018.
Anderson BJ, Mikkelsen ME: A new direction: sleep and neuropsychological impairment after critical illness Ann Am Thorac Soc 15 (1): 114,2018.
Sepsis Alliance and Society of Critical Care Medicine: Life after sepsis Sepsis Alliance, SCCM and YouTube : 2018.
Maley JH, Mikkelsen ME: What happens to critically ill patients after they leave the ICU? Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care, 3rd Edition : 2018.
Burling S: Words that heal: ICU journals at Penn help patients and staff Philadelphia Inquirer : 2018.