Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Baram, Michael

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Michael Baram, MD

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834 Walnut Street
Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6591
(215) 955-0830 fax

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College


Christiana Care Health System


Rhode Island Hospital

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

University Appointment

Interim, Division Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, 2015

Research & Clinical Interests

Jefferson ECMO Program

Michael Baram is a Jefferson Medical College graduate. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency at Christiana Care Health system, an affiliated medical center that provides medical care to all of Delaware as well as surrounding states. He then completed Fellowship at Brown University in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Baram currently clinically works as an Intensivist at Jefferson Hospital, in center city Philadelphia. His major non-clinical responsibility is Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Program.

With Dr. Baram's background in Emergency Medicine, his interest is acute care of the critically ill. Research projects have included national studies involving sepsis and septic shock, such as Prowess-Shock and Euphrates. He has been involved in International projects such as the surviving sepsis campaign. In areas of sepsis and shock he has worked with various medications for sepsis, hemodynamic monitoring, and ultrasound training. Another area of interest is acute respiratory failure (ARDS) that requires advanced modes of ventilation beyond the recommendations of ARDSnet. Some of these modes include APRV, BiLevel, inhaled epoprostanol, and ECMO. In tight coordination with cardiac surgery, Jefferson has a robust ECMO program for ventilating and oxygenating the critically ill.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Issues in the Intensive Care Unit for Patients with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  2. Management Strategies for Severe Respiratory Failure: As Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Is Being Considered
  3. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  4. In the midst of turbulence, heliox kept her alive
  5. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): Incidence, risks and survivals
  6. Do we really know how much we are feeding our patients?
  7. Blood and volume resuscitation for variceal hemorrhage
  8. Better ventilator settings using a computerized clinical tool
  9. Caution for anabolic androgenic steroid use: A case report of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
  10. ACE Inhibitor-Induced Angioedema
  11. "Smoking wet": Respiratory failure related to smoking tainted Marijuana cigarettes
  12. Utility of Flexible Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Infiltrates in the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population - A Single Center Fourteen Year Experience | Utilidad de la broncoscopia flexible en la evaluación de infiltrados pulmonares en la población con trasplante de células madre hemopoyéticas: Experiencia de 14años en un solo centro
  13. Use of Mechanical Ventilation and Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  14. Poor positive predictive value of McConnell's sign on transthoracic echocardiography for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism.
  15. Hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension.
  16. What intensivists need to know about hemophagocytic syndrome: An underrecognized cause of death in adult intensive care units
  17. Thrombolytic therapy in a patient with suspected pulmonary embolism despite a negative computed tomography Pulmonary Angiogram
  18. Implementing a collaborative protocol in a sepsis intervention program: Lessons learned
  19. Continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration in severe metabolic acidosis secondary to ethylene glycol ingestion
  20. Novel h1n1 influenza a viral infection complicated by alveolar hemorrhage