William J. Ehlenbach, MD, MSc

Bill Ehlenbach photo

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

wjehlen@medicine.wisc.edu

 

 

William J. Ehlenbach, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine—Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with a research focus on long-term outcomes after critical illness, especially cognitive outcomes in older adults.  He is currently developing a research program to identify factors related to critical illness and the therapies used to treat critical illness that may lead to adverse long-term outcomes, such as chronic cognitive dysfunction.  His recent research examined the relationship between acute care, critical illness hospitalizations and cognitive decline, as well as factors associated with survival following in-hospital cardiac arrest. This research utilized both prospectively generated cohorts and large administrative databases such as Medicare.  Dr. Ehlenbach is interested in utilizing his examination of factors associated with unfavorable long-term outcomes after critical illness to improve these outcomes and facilitate more informed patient and family decision making.

Research Funding

Cognitive outcomes and neuropathology in older adults following critical illness
Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research Program, NIH (NIA) 1K23AG038352-01A1, 9/1/2011-8/31/2016
Role: Principal Investigator

Recent Publications (selected)

Ehlenbach WJ. The impact of patient preferences on physician decisions in the ICU: still much to learn. Intensive Care Med 2013;39(9):1647-9.

Menon PR, Ehlenbach WJ, Ford DW, Stapleton RD. Epidemiologic study of multiple cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts in the elderly. Crit Care Med (in press).

Ehlenbach WJ, Cooke CR.  Making ICU Prognostication Patient Centered: Is There a Role for Dynamic Information? Crit Care Med 2013 Apr; 41(4):1136-1138.

Seymour, CW, Iwashyna TJ, Ehlenbach WJ, Wunsch, H and Cooke CR. Hospital level variation in the use of intensive care.  Health Serv Res 2012 Oct;47(5):2060-80.

Ehlenbach WJ, Curtis JR.  The Meaning of DNR Orders:  A Need for Clarity.  Crit Care Med  2011; 39:193-4.

Ehlenbach WJ, Hough CL, Crane PK, Haneuse S, Carson SS, Curtis JR, Larson EB. Association between Acute Care and Critical Illness Hospitalization and Cognitive Function in Older Adults.  JAMA 2010 Feb 24;303(8):763-70.

Ehlenbach WJ, Barnato AE, Curtis JR, Kreuter W, Koepsell TD, Deyo RA, and Stapleton RD. Epidemiologic Study of In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Elderly.  N Engl J Med  2009 Jul 2; 361(1):22-31.

Quick Links

Contact Us

Health Innovation Program
University of Wisconsin 
800 University Bay Drive
Suite 210, Box 9445
Madison, WI 53705
contact@hip.wisc.edu 

Join Our Email List

Learn about upcoming events and other news of interest. You can unubscribe at any time.

1 + 12 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

IT Help

For urgent requests, please call the HIP IT staff at 608-262-8301.

Please e-mail other IT requests or issues, with as many details as possible, to helpdesk@hip.wisc.edu

To reset your password for your HIP computer or remote access, go to pw.hip.wisc.edu 

Known UW IT outages are available on the DoIT site.

Follow Us

Twitter logoLinkedIn Logofacebook logoGoogle Plus logo

Privacy Statement | Terms & Conditions | Copyright 2006-2016 Health Innovation Program, University of Wisconsin  Back to Top