Dr. Vinod Puri


Vinod K. Puri, M.D., FACCM, FACCP is a board-certified surgeon with certification in Surgical Critical Care. He has over thirty years of experience in Critical Care Medicine.

He trained with Max Harry Weil M.D., a pioneer in Critical Care at University of Southern California. He spent two years on the faculty of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California as Assistant Professor. Following this, he became Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

For the next eleven years he served as Director of Critical Care Center at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. There he created the first fellowship in Critical Care Medicine in the state of Michigan.

He then became the Medical Director of Critical Care Services at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan He retired from that position in 2003, having served for fourteen years. He continues to be active in teaching residents and designing educational materials. His interests include the study of shock, adult respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, total parenteral nutrition and ethical issues in Critical Care,

Dr. Puri was elected President of Michigan Society of Critical Care Medicine in early 1980’s. In 1994, he received the Weil-Shubin Award for Excellence in Critical Care given by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

He is the author and co-author of 65 manuscripts, and has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Critical Care Medicine. He continues to serve as a reviewer for the journals Chest and Critical Care Medicine.

Through the alumni association AMDAANA, he is involved with helping his alma mater, Government Medical College, Amritsar, India. That includes furnishing equipment for a six -bed intensive care unit.

He may be reached at amritsari@hotmail.com.