Tiffany M Osborn, MD, MPH, FACEP

Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine Acute and Critical Care Surgery

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Tiffany Osborn holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from University of Houston in Houston, Texas. She earned her medical degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas prior to completing an Emergency Medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2002, with less than 50 documented EM physicians nation wide having completed critical care training, she finished a two-year Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellowship at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Afterwards, Dr. Osborn joined the faculty of the University of Virginia Health Systems in Charlottesville, Virginia working both in EM and Critical Care. She earned her Master’s in Public Health degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, England in 2009. The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) in London, England subsequently recruited her as a trial clinician for Protocolised Management in Sepsis (ProMISe), a government funded RTC with 48 sites over the United Kingdom. She retained involvement as the clinician trial clinician after returning to the United States in 2011. Dr. Osborn currently is an Associate Professor for both the Division of Emergency Medicine and the Section of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes Jewish Hospital where she was awarded a scholarship to the Olin Business School’s Leadership Program for Women.

Dr. Osborn’s primary research interests center around Sepsis Management and Cardiac Function. She is the ACEP representative to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. She is a sepsis resuscitation consultant for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and assisted the IHI with implementing a sepsis quality initiative across multiple hospitals in New York. She serves on the resuscitation guidelines writing committee and is an author of the international guidelines on severe sepsis and septic shock management. She serves on a Center for Disease Control (CDC) sepsis committee and on an international sepsis quality initiative with the Dr. Foster’s group. At Barnes Jewish Hospital she is the physician champion for a hospital wide sepsis quality initiative, is a member on the Critical Care Committee, the Hospital Sepsis Quality Initiative Committee, and the Emergency Department Sepsis Committee. She has multiple publications that center around severe sepsis, biomarkers, resuscitation, and trauma and critical care certifications for emergency medicine physicians. She has multiple peer-reviewed publications, is an editor of two textbooks for critical care in emergency medicine. She is currently a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine and Annals of Emergency Medicine. She is also on the Editorial Board for the Scientific World Journal. She has lectured locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on various issues related to her research interests and been a guest on several podcasts.