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The People Behind Our Shows

We Are Eager To Give You Best Education And Style.

Critical Care Education is a website created to share recent literature on practical topics in critical care.

The philosophy behind this is  “Learn to Share & Share to Learn”.

The blogs are aimed to provoke thoughtful discussion in a Socratic manner.

The blogs will cover various clinical, non-clinical topics and imaging from the critical care world.

Please join us if you are keen on writing a blog or sharing your thoughts and wisdom or if you want any consultation around simulation or exam techniques.

Dr Swapnil Pawar

Dr Swapnil Pawar

Podcaster, Blogger, Simulation & MedEd Enthusiast

Lifelong Learner

I work as Intensive Care Specialist and Clinical lead for Medical Education and Simulation at St George Hospital in Sydney. I am conjoint senior lecturer with UNSW and currently representing on ANZICS Education Committee  as Vice-Chair.
I am Certified healthcare simulation educator (CHSE) with Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) & currently pursuing PhD to explore the relationship between working memory resource depletion and emotional states.
Workshops –
Convenor of Bronchoscopy for Beginners, How to have hard conversations and Advanced CVS physiology n Hemodynamic monitoring workshops, the medical lead for Resternotomy workshop, Advanced Simulation instructor, ALS Instructor course Instructor & Director for ALS 1 & 2.
Dr Maddi Anupindi

Dr Maddi Anupindi


Maddi is an ICU registrar at St George Hospital who has a keen interest in teaching and education. She wishes that her recollection of medical knowledge was as strong as her recollection of song lyrics or quotes from episodes of ‘The West Wing’. When she’s not thinking of the next unquestionably funny dad joke for this podcast, she enjoys cryptic crosswords, musicals and anything cheese related. She hopes that this podcast helps in some small way to lessen the torment of the ICU primary exam.

Dr Jose Chacko

Dr Jose Chacko


Dr. Jose Chacko currently works as Senior Consultant and Head, Critical Care and Emergency Services at Narayana Health, Bangalore, India. He has over 18 years of experience in teaching and training in Critical Care Medicine. His key areas of interest include echocardiographic optimization of hemodynamic status, ultrasonography in critical care, renal replacement therapy in the ICU and management of refractory hypoxemia. He is a WINFOCUS trainer for ultrasound and echocardiography for trainees in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, and Emergency Medicine. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine and was Organizing
Chairman of the Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (CRITICARE) in
Bangalore. He has several original publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to text
books in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine.

Professor Michael Pinsky

Professor Michael Pinsky


Dr. Michael Pinsky is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, and Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is also Docteur Honoris Casusa at the Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, School of Medicine in Paris, France.  Dr. Pinsky is currently an Emeritus (Honorary) Attending at Presbyterian and Magee Hospitals UPMC as well as a faculty member of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at Pitt.

Dr. Pinsky received his MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Dr. Pinsky completed his post-graduate internal medicine residency training and pulmonary fellowship training at Stanford University, Stanford, California; Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida; and advanced physiological training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, Maryland.

Currently, Dr. Pinsky serves as the Principal Investigator of two R01 “Using biological time series analysis to identify cardiorespiratory insufficiency” in ICU patients (MLADI) and during emergency air transport (ADMIT), and Co-Principal Investigator of another R01 on “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care (PPINNC)” and scientific PI on a DoD contract “Trauma Care in A Rucksack” (TRACIR). He is also a Co-I on a related R01 on assessing instability in patients during surgery (MLORD). He has been the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory for the past 38 years. Dr. Pinsky was the program director for an NIH National Research Service Award entitled “Experimental Therapeutics in Critical Illness” until last month, a program he directed for the last 20 years. He was part of the inaugural group to receive Masters of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) from the SCCM, part of the first North Americans to receive “Honorary membership” in ESICM, and is a Fellow of the American Physiological Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Pinsky has edited 27 Medical Textbooks, authored >380 peer-reviewed publications, >250 chapter and supported >400 abstract presentations.  Dr. Pinsky is the Editor-in-Chief of MedScape’s Critical Care Medicine section.  Dr. Pinsky is on the editorial boards of the Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, the International Journal of Critical Care, the Annals of Critical Care, and Intensive Care Medicine.  He is an ad hoc reviewer for NHLBI K and R awards annually. He also provides journal referring for numerous publications.

View a list of Dr. Pinsky’s publications here [].

Professor Derek Angus

Professor Derek Angus


Dr. Angus is Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Chair of Critical Care Medicine at the

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is also physician director of the UPMC ICU Service

Center, responsible for critical care services across the 40-plus hospital system. Dr. Angus’ research

interests include translational, clinical and health services research in the fields of sepsis, pneumonia,

and multisystem organ failure, as well as optimal critical care delivery. He has a particular interest in

novel trial designs for precision medicine and the learning health system. Dr. Angus led several large

NIH-funded multicenter studies, published several hundred papers, and received numerous awards

for his work. He is also the critical care editor for


Professor Jean-Luis Vincent

Professor Jean-Luis Vincent


Professor Vincent obtained his medical degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and completed specialty training in internal medicine and intensive care medicine, including 2 years at the University of Southern California, before obtaining his PhD degree in cardiovascular physiology. He is currently Professor of intensive care medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and intensivist in the Department of Intensive Care at Erasme University Hospital in Brussels – he was Head of the Department from 1996-2014.

He is a Past-President of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the European Shock Society (ESS), the Belgian Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SIZ), and the International Sepsis Forum (ISF). He is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and was made a Baron by the King of Belgium in 2013.

Professor Vincent has signed over 1000 peer-reviewed articles, 400 book chapters and 1000 abstracts. He has edited more than 100 books, including the “Textbook of Critical Care” (Elsevier Saunders, 5th Edition) and the “Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine” (Springer).

He is the editor-in-chief of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, and ICU Management & Practice and member of the editorial boards of about 30 other journals, including Critical Care Medicine (senior editor), American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM), “PLoS Medicine”, “Lancet Respiratory Medicine”, “Intensive Care Medicine”, “Shock” “Journal of Critical Care” and “The Annals of Intensive Care”.

Prof. Vincent has received several awards including the College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society Medal (lifetime award) of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Distinguished Investigator Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the prestigious Belgian scientific award of the FRS-FNRS (Prix Scientifique Joseph Maisin-Sciences biomédicales cliniques), he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium.

His name appears more than 1200 times in Pubmed, and his work has been cited more than 170,000 times; his H-index is 169.

Dr Hyreihm Su




I am a junior medical officer based at St George and Sutherland Hospital. As a medical student, I have enjoyed educating and mentoring junior colleagues and I wished to continue my commitment during my working years through projects such as Medspresso. In terms of my career aspirations, I hope to specialise in upper GI surgery with a view to complete my fellowship training in America. Aside from my teaching commitments, I am involved in research in bariatric surgery.


Dr Andrew Lam




Hey everyone! I’m Andrew, a junior doc based between Bankstown and Campbelltown Hospitals in New South Wales. I spent most of my time at Liverpool hospital as a student from UNSW after graduating in 2019, and have stuck to the South-West Sydney district for my JMO years. I have an interest in intensive care at the moment, but hoping to get a wide range of experience in my junior years before applying to be a critical care senior resident sometime in the future. I’ve always enjoyed teaching fellow junior students back when I was in uni and thought Medspresso would be a great way to carry this trend on. Hope you enjoy the series!