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Intensivist, U.S. TeleCritical Care West, Hines/Chicago
Formerly: Chair, Surgical Critical Care
Chief, Surgical Nutrition Section
Director, Nutrition Support Team
Department of Surgery
Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Dr. Krishnan Sriram is currently an intensivist with the U. S. Veterans Affairs Tele-Critical Care West program, based in Chicago. His former positions at Stroger Cook County Hospital, Chicago, with an academic appointment at Rush University, include Chair & Fellowship Program Director of Surgical Critical Care, and Director of Nutrition Support Team.

Dr. Sriram is a graduate of Madras Medical College in India (1974), and completed his surgical residency and critical care training with the Chicago Medical School. He stayed on as a faculty for several years, with clinical responsibilities in general surgery, trauma, endoscopy, & especially critical care and nutrition support. He is American Board certified in general surgery, critical care, & nutrition.

He spent over a decade in Chennai, India, in the 1990s as an honorary professor of surgery, surgical critical care, and nutrition, & established clinical nutrition programs. He is the founder-president of Indian Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (ISPEN) and is involved with Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia (PENSA). This experience has facilitated merging Western standards with practical local practices in various geographic regions.

Dr. Sriram’s interests include early enteral feeding, oral nutritional supplements, trace elements, and team building, areas in which he has several publications & presentations at local and international meetings. He conducts in-person & online courses on nutrition therapy. His special interest in micronutrients has continued for several decades since residency training and has influenced many of his trainees.


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