Medical Critical Care Service (MCCS)
The Medical Critical Care Service (MCCS) is comprised of board-certified and hospital-employed critical care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are dedicated to the academic mission at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The critical care physicians, also known as intensivists, conduct combined management and teaching rounds every day and serve as the attending of record for the majority of patients on the teaching service. These intensivists also administer the ICU house staff lecture series. The educational director for the rotation is a member of this group and attends monthly Inova Fairfax Hospital Department of Medicine academic meetings to ensure an outstanding experience for the house staff during the rotation.
Joanne Ondrush, MD, Medical Critical Care Service
Dr. Ondrush completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in critical care at George Washington University Hospital. She then went into private practice as an intensivist for five years before joining the medical critical care service at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She was director of critical care education, developing a lecture series as well as a program in critical care simulation medicine. She has won numerous academic teaching awards. She became chairman of Critical Care Peer Review and is co-chair of the Sepsis Steering committee. In 2009, she took over as director of the Medical Critical Care service at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Ondrush has faculty appointments at George Washington University, Georgetown University and Virginia Commonwealth University Schools of Medicine. Areas of interest include sepsis and education in the critical care setting with a multidisciplinary approach.
Laith Altaweel, MD
Dr. Altaweel did his residency training in neurology and internal medicine at SUNY Stony Brook, NY. He then completed two fellowships, critical care at the NIH Clinical Center and neurocritical care at Johns Hopkins. Since completing his fellowships, he has worked as a critical care staff clinician at NIH. He joined the MCCS staff in 2010, bringing additional training in biostatistics through the Duke Masters in Clinical Research program. His research interests include the effects of acute illness on the autonomic nervous system and its reciprocal effects on various end organs.
Erin C. Bosch, PA-C
Ms. Bosch graduated as physician assistant in 2006 from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining MCCS at Inova Fairfax Hospital, she was head PA in the Department of Neurosurgery at George Washington University Hospital for three years.
Hussain Dhanani, MD
Dr. Dhanani completed his residency training in internal medicine in Peoria, Illinois. He went on to complete a fellowship in critical care medicine at the Brown University program at Miriam Hospital, where he stayed on after graduation as staff. Dr. Dhanani was responsible for starting a hospitalist and critical care medicine program at Newport Hospital in Newport, Rhode Island. During his nearly eight-year tenure, he practiced inpatient clinical medicine and held various administrative roles. In June 2009, Dr. Dhanani joined the staff at Inova Fairfax Hospital to further pursue his passion for critical care medicine full time.
Svetolik Djurkovic, MD
Dr. Djurkovic graduated from the medical school in Bologna, Italy. He moved to the United States in 1999 and trained at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases and critical care medicine at Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His interests are septic shock, infections in the critically ill patient and the pathophysiology and the evaluation of the hemodynamic changes in the critically ill patient.
Soleyah Groves, MD
Dr. Groves graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Groves joined the practice in 2009 after completing her fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she also did research in lung transplantation.
Albert Holt, IV, MD, MBA
Dr. Holt completed his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University before joining a private practice medical group at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and starting a hospitalist group at a small specialty hospital. While in Boston, he taught residents and medical students at Harvard. He went on to complete his critical care fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, as well as an MBA in Medical Management at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining MCCS at Inova Fairfax Hospital, he was in active practice of critical care medicine at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
William Jackson, MD
Dr. Jackson attended medical school at Tulane University, completed his postgraduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and has been a member of the medical staff at Inova Fairfax Hospital for the past seven years. In addition to working with MCCS, he serves as Medical Director for Inova's enVision eICU. His academic interests include adrenal insufficiency, nosocomial infections, acute radiation syndrome, venous thromboembolism and medical ethics.
Veronica E. Johnson, MPAS, PA-C
Ms. Johnson received her training at Duke University Medical School Physician Assistant Program, Durham, NC. She completed a physician assistant fellowship program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and University of Nebraska College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, Omaha, Nebraska. She has extensive work experience prior to joining Inova Fairfax Hospital MCCS, including cardiovascular surgery at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, critical care medicine at Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C., and cardiothoracic surgery and critical care medicine at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Ana Madigan, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Madigan graduated in 2003 with a master's degree in critical care from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. She has been a registered nurse since 2000, completing a BSN from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She has previous experience in medical, cardio/thoracic surgery, neuroscience and trauma ICUs.
Meredith McCauley, MD
Dr. McCauley graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 2000 and completed her internal medicine residency at George Washington University Hospital. She completed her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center in 2007 and subsequently joined MCCS at Inova Fairfax Hospital. She holds faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University, George Washington University and Georgetown University. She currently is a member of the MSET & Palliative Care Committee.
Madhu Ramaswamy, MD
Dr. Ramaswamy joined MCCS at Inova Fairfax Hospital in October 2009. He completed a critical care medicine fellowship at the Cornell campus of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was the chief fellow at the fellowship program before starting as an attending intensivist at Inova Fairfax Hospital. His areas of research during fellowship included infections in the critically ill cancer patient, imaging in the ICU and end-of-life issues.
Maryann Putman, MD
Dr. Putman received her medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn. She completed an internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, with first year at Johns Hopkins University. She worked in private practice in Massachusetts from 1997 to 2000. Her research has included RSV and asthma relationship and Myasthenia Gravis and upper airway obstruction. She joined MCCS in 2008.
Jing Wang, PA
Ms. Wang graduated from Arcadia University with a master's degree in medical science. She also received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Lehigh University and conducted research in functional neuroanatomy and molecular neuroendocrinology as a postdoctoral fellow at NIH. She holds an MD degree and practiced critical care medicine in China before she moved to the United States.
Seife Yohannes, MD
Dr. Yohannes graduated from Howard University School of Medicine. He completed his training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. He then completed his fellowship in critical care medicine from George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Yohannes joined MCCS in September 2008. His areas of interest are hemodynamic monitoring and hospital-acquired infections.
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