Darryl C. Abrams, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Bio

Dr. Darryl Abrams is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care at Columbia University Medical Center. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MD from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. His main clinical and research interests involve the use of ECMO and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for various forms of respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension.

Education and Training

Undergraduate:
B.A., Brown University, Providence, RI, 1998-2002
Medical School:
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, 2002-2006
Residency:
Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2006-2009
Chief Residency:
Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2009-2010
Fellowship(s):
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY,  2010-2013

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2005 Gold Humanism Honor Society, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • 2005 Alpha Omega Alpha, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • 2007, 2008, 2011 Medical Housestaff Teaching Award, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2012-2013 Chief Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2012-2013 ECMO Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Other Experience and Professional Membership

2012 –
American Thoracic Society
2012 –
American College of Chest Physicians

Clinical

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Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Extracorporeal CO2 Removal for respiratory failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Sepsis

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2009
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2012
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2013

Research

Research Interests

  • ECMO and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for respiratory failure
  • Acute lung injury
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • COPD
  • Ethics surrounding the use of ECMO
  • Critical care outcomes

Selected Publications

  1. Abrams D, Combes A, Brodie D. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in cardiopulmonary disease in adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jul;63(25):2769-78.
  2. Abrams D, Javidfar J, Farrand E, Mongero LB, Agerstrand CL, Ryan P, Zemmel D, Galuskin K, Morrone TM, Boerem P, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Early mobilization of patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective cohort study. Crit Care. 2014 Feb 27;18(1):R38.
  3. Abrams D, Brenner K, Burkart KM, Agerstrand CL, Thomashow BM, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Pilot study of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal to facilitate extubation and ambulation in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2013;10(4):307-314.
  4. Abrams D, Combes A, Brodie D. What’s new in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac failure and cardiac arrest in adults? Intensive Care Med. 2014 Apr;40(4):609-12.
  5. Abrams D, Brodie D, Combes A. What is new in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for adults in ARDS? Intensive Care Med. 2013 Nov;39(11):2028-30.
  6. Abrams DC, Prager K, Blinderman C, Burkart K, Brodie D. Ethical dilemmas encountered with the use of ECMO in adults. Chest. 2014;145(4):876-882.
  7. Abrams D, Brodie D. Emerging Indications for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults with respiratory failure. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2013;10(4):371-377.
  8. Abrams DC, Brodie D, Rosenzweig EB, Burkart KM, Agerstrand CL, Bacchetta M. Upper-body Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Strategy in Decompensated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Pulm Circ 2013;3(2):432-5.
  9. Abrams D, Brodie D, Javidfar J, Brenner K, Wang D, Zwischenberger J, Sonett J, Bacchetta M. Insertion of Bicaval Dual-Lumen Cannula Via the Left Internal Jugular Vein for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J. 2012 Nov-Dec;58(6):636-7.
  10. Abrams DC, Prager K, Blinderman CD, Burkart KM, Brodie D. The Appropriate Use of Increasingly Sophisticated Life-Sustaining Technology. Virtual Mentor. 2013;15:1050-1055.

View Dr. Abrams' full list of publications from PubMed