Raúl J. Gazmuri

Raúl J. Gazmuri, MD, PhD, FCCM

Dr. Gazmuri obtained his Medical Degree and Internal Medicine training from the University of Chile and practiced Critical Care Medicine before travelling to the United States in 1986 for a research fellowship at today’s Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) under the mentorship of late Professor Max Harry Weil, MD, PhD (one of the founding fathers of Critical Care Medicine). Dr. Gazmuri devoted three years as full-time research fellow and five additional years as a Critical Care Fellow, PhD student, and junior faculty under Dr. Weil’s mentorship.

In 1994, he earned a PhD degree in Physiology & Biophysics from RFUMS and in 1997 he was inducted Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Currently, Dr. Gazmuri is Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Medicine (primary appointment) and in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics (secondary appointment). Dr. Gazmuri is also the Director of the Resuscitation Institute at RFUMS where he leads basic and translational research on acute life-threatening conditions including cardiac arrest and various forms of circulatory shock with focus in identifying novel therapeutic approaches. At the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), Dr. Gazmuri is the Section Chief of Critical Care Medicine and ICU Director. He is the former Chair of the CPR Committee and he pioneered the development of the institution’s Rapid Response System.

Dr. Gazmuri has contributed to the field of resuscitation and critical care medicine with more than 200 publications and has received – as primary and/or senior author – multiple awards at national scientific meetings. He has served as member of the Basic Life Support and the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittees of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) at the American Heart Association (AHA) and as member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) involved in the development of CPR Guidelines. He is currently member of the AHA ECC Scientific Subcommittee and the organizing committee of the Resuscitation Science Symposium, and frequently serves at NIH Study Section panels.

In 2010, RFUMS supported the creation of the Resuscitation Institute – for which he serves as Director. In 2017, Dr. Gazmuri founded Resuscitation Therapeutics, Inc. with the goal of facilitating clinical translation of new therapies and strategies for life-threatening medical emergencies occurring in pre-hospital and hospital environments. A complete list of original peer-reviewed publications is available at My Bibliography (maintained by the US National Library of Medicine).