Faheem W. Guirgis, M.D., is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and his emergency medicine residency training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He served as principal investigator of three prospective observational clinical research studies of patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, and is the site principal investigator for the NIGMS-funded double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled Rapid Administration of Carnitine in septic shock (RACE) trial. His current work is funded by a K23 from NIGMS to characterize dysregulation of lipoprotein metabolism during sepsis. This work was also previously funded by a KL2 from NCATS through the University of Florida. He has also been the recipient of a Society of Critical Care Medicine Weil Research Grant (2015) and a NIH Loan Repayment Program grant. He was recognized for his role in the design of a novel Sepsis Alert Program implemented at UF Health Jacksonville, which has led to improved outcomes in patients admitted with sepsis, and received the Vizient Innovative Excellence Award in 2016.