Matthew R. Baldwin M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center


Dr. Baldwin is board-certified pulmonary and critical care physician and clinical investigator with a Masters in Biostatistics and a K23 award from the National Institute on Aging. He attends on the critical care services at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is the PI of the Frailty and Outcomes in Critical Illness Survivors-I (FOCIS-I) study, a K23-funded prospective cohort study of 165 survivors of acute respiratory failure with detailed assessments of frailty, function, imaging, and banked serum samples, and repeated measurements of patient-reported outcomes after hospital discharge.

Dr. Baldwin’s research focuses on two related areas: (1) The clinical and translational investigation of frailty in survivors of acute respiratory failure. His work seeks to utilize the geriatric construct of frailty as a means to risk-stratify and identify critical illness survivors for targeted palliative, rehabilitative, and therapeutic interventions across the ICU to post-hospitalization care continuum. (2) Identifying and treating the palliative care needs of critical illness survivors with the goal of improving critical illness survivorship.

Education and Training

B.S. in Biology with Honors, Boston College, Boston, MA, 1995-1999
Medical School:
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1999-2004
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2005-2007
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2008-2011
Post-Doctoral Research Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2011-2012

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Co-leader, Geriatrics section, Integrating Special Populations Research, Clinical and Translational Science Award, Columbia University Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Medicine
  • 2016 Faculty Research Fellowship, Columbia Aging Center, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
  • 2016 Steven Z. Miller Fellowship in Medical Education, Research Mentor
  • 2015 Critical Care Director, Columbia University Pulmonary Intensive Care Translational & Outcomes Research (PICTOR) group
  • 2015 Junior Faculty, Columbia University T32 Training Program in Lung Science.
  • 2015 Faculty Mentor for NIH R25-funded BEST-DP: Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program
  • 2014 Visiting Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Division of Critical Care, supported by the Donald W. Reynold's Foundation Geriatrics Training Program
  • 2014 K23 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging
  • 2013 KL2 Scholar Mentored Career Development Award.
  • 2010 NCRR UL1 Master’s in Patient Oriented Research Scholarship
  • 2009 New York Presbyterian Hospital Shining Star Employee
  • 2008 Physician of the Year, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, John Hopkins Medicine Affiliate Hospital
  • 2004 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2002 United States Fulbright Scholar (Public Health)
  • 1999 Phi Beta Kappa



For appointments: 

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  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • General pulmonary medicine
  • Critical Care medicine
  • Prolonged mechanical ventilation and weaning
  • Lung transplantation
  • ECMO

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Diplomate, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2010
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2011


Contact Information: 

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
622 West 168th Street
PH-9 Stem
New York, NY 10032

P: (212) 305-6539


  • Frailty in survivors of critical illness
  • Palliative care to improve critical illness survivorship
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) outcomes



Ongoing Research Support

K23AG045560-01A1 (Baldwin)



Frailty, Palliative Needs, and Outcomes in Older Survivors of Critical Illness


Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellowship


Latent phenotypes of weakness and recovery in older ICU survivors

Role: PI


Steven Z. Miller Fellowship in Medical Education


Columbia University Department of Pediatrics

Moral Distress in Caring for Older Adults During Early Clinical Training

Role: Faculty Mentor 


T32 HL105323 (Bhattacharya)


Columbia University Training Program in Lung Science

Role: Junior Faculty


R25 HL096250 (Begg)


BEST-DP: Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program
Role: Faculty Mentor 


Completed Research Support

KL2 TR000081 (Ginsberg)



Title: Improving Critical Illness Survivorship for Older Adults

Role: PI


3P30AG022845-0781 (Reid)



Translational Research Institute for Pain in Later Life

Title: Measuring Frailty and Palliative Needs in Elderly Survivors of Critical Illness

Role: Subcontract Pilot Grant Awardee


UL1 RR024156 (Begg)



Title: Master’s Program in Biostatistics and Patient Oriented Research

Role: Graduate Student Awardee




Using Frailty to Risk-Stratify Survivors of Critical Illness

Baldwin MR, Narain WR, Wunsch H, Schluger NW, Cooke JT, Maurer MS, Rowe JW, Lederer DJ, Bach PB. A prognostic model for 6-month mortality in elderly survivors of critical illness. Chest. 2013;143(4):910-9. PMID: 23632902; PMCID: PMC3616685


Baldwin MR, Reid MC, Westlake AA, Rowe JW, Granieri EC, Wunsch H, Dam T, Rabinowitz D, Goldstein N, Maurer MS, Lederer DJ. The feasibility of measuring frailty to predict disability and mortality in older medical-ICU survivors. J Crit Care. 2014 Jun;29(3):401-8. PMID: 24559575; PMCID: PMC4012557.


Baldwin MR, Sell J, Heyden N, Javaid A, Berlin D, Gonzalez WC, Bach PB, Maurer MS, Lovasi GS, Lederer DJ. Race, ethnicity, insurance, and mortality in older survivors of critical illness. Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar 22. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28333761 ; PMCID Journal – In Process.


Baldwin MR, Singer JP, Huang DF, Sell J, Gonzalez WC, Pollack LR, Maurer MS, D’Ovidio FF, Bacchetta M, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM, Shah L, Robbins H, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Greenland JR, Shah RJ, Leard L, Morrell M, Gried C, Katz PP, Christie JD, Diamond JM, Lederer DJ. Refining low physical activity measurement improves frailty assessment in advanced lung disease and survivors of critical illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017, Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28398076; PMCID: Journal – In Process.



Using Palliative Care to Improve Critical Illness Survivorship

Baldwin MR, Wunsch H, Reyfman PA, Narain WR, Blinderman CD, Schluger NW, Reid MC, Maurer MS, Goldstein N, Lederer DJ, Bach P. High Burden of Palliative Needs among Older ICU Survivors Transferred to Post-Acute Care Facilities: A Single Center Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Oct;10(5): 458-65. PMID: 23987743; PMCID: PMC3960912.


Berning JB, Poor AD, Buckley SM, Patel KR, Lederer DJ, Goldstein NE, Brodie D, Baldwin MR. A Novel Picture Guide to Improve Spiritual Care and Reduce Anxiety in Mechanically Ventilated Intensive Care Unit Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Aug;13(8):1333-42. PMID: 27097049; PMCID: Journal – IN Process. 


Pollack LR, Goldstein NE, Gonzalez WC, Blinderman CD, Maurer MS, Lederer DJ, Baldwin MR. The frailty phenotype and palliative care needs in older survivors of critical illness. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 (in press) PMID: 28263377; PMCID: Journal – In Process.



Determining the Effects of Frailty on Lung Transplantation Outcomes

Baldwin MR, Arcasoy SM, Shah A, Schulze PC, Sze J, Sonett JR, Lederer DJ. Hypoalbuminemia and early mortality after lung transplantation: a cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(5):1256-67. PMID: 22335491; PMCID: PMC3628840


Baldwin MR, Peterson ER, Easthausen I, Quintanilla I, Colago E, Sonett JR, D'Ovidio F, Costa J, Diamond JM, Christie JD, Arcasoy SM, Lederer DJ. Donor Age and Early Graft Failure After Lung Transplantation: A Cohort Study. Am J Transplant. 2013 Oct;10:2685-95. PMID: 24034167; PMCID: PMC4157369.


Other Critical Care Outcomes Research

Abrams D*, Baldwin MR*, Campion M, Agerstrand C, Eisenberger A, Bacchetta M, Brodie D. Thrombocytopenia and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adults with acute respiratory failure: a cohort study. Intensive Care Med. 2016 May:42(5):844-52. PMID: 27007099. PMCID: Journal – In Process. *Co-primary authors



Book Chapters and Invited Reviews

Singer JP, Lederer DJ, Baldwin MR. Frailty in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2016;13(8):1394-404. Epub 2016/04/23. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201512-833FR. PubMed PMID: 27104873; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5021078.


Baldwin MR. Measuring and predicting long-term outcomes in older survivors of critical illness. Minerva anestesiologica. 2015;81(6):650-61. Epub 2014/06/14. PubMed PMID: 24923682; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC4375061.


Baldwin MR and Wunsch H. (2014) Mortality after critical illness. In: Stevens RD, Hart N, and Herridge M (Eds). The legacy of critical illness: A textbook of post-ICU medicine (pp 18-38). Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Complete List of Published Work in MyBibliography


Baldwin Laboratory Web Page

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