Krzysztof “Kris” Laudanski, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests focus on the regulation of DNA expression in survivors after critical care illnesses, health care operations and medical decision-making processes, and health care innovation. He is a PI on the NIH-funded projects focusing on epigenetic recovery after a critical care illness. His research leads to founding a start-up, Qbimm Diagnostic. His work showed that suboptimal decision-making processes might expose patients to unnecessary risks and have negative economic consequences for hospital systems. Dr. Laudanski is particularly interested in tele-ICU integration with wearable devices, predictive medicine, and alternative models of health care delivery.
Adjusting health care operations and delivery based on the availability, cultural specificity, and local demands is another area of interest that is frequently pursued by Dr. Laudanski in the austere and remote settings. He employs simulations, narrative studies, and cognitive testing to discover operating problems and inspire medical providers to transform. His passion is to provide support to future generations of medical professionals. His past mentees work at various academic positions (Stanford and Yale), private companies (Merck), or were awarded prestigious scholarships (NSF).