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 has served as a principal investigator of numerous observational and interventional studies of sepsis and septic shock.
His research program’s goal is to define the pathophysiologic role of lipids and lipoproteins in mediating organ failure, inflammation, and recovery from sepsis and to discover precision medicine treatments. He designed a Phase I and Phase II clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of a lipid emulsion for stabilizing cholesterol levels in septic shock.
He has been the recipient of multiple NIH awards to fund his research, and is a past recipient of a Society of Critical Care Medicine Weil Research grant. He was also 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.
Dr. Guirgis has also been a proponent of research education, and currently Directs the Center for Research Training at UF Jacksonville and is Co-director of the UF KL2 Program funded by NCATS.