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Hassan Khouli, MD
    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
    • Language
    • English

Dr. Khouli completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals, and a fellowship in Interventional Bronchology at Harbor Hospital Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in Clinical Quality. Since joining the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals, he has been the Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Mount Sinai West and the Chief of the Critical Care Section. 

Dr. Khouli has been involved in clinical and medical education research throughout his academic career. He has been awarded 14 research grants totaling over one million dollars from government, industry, and private foundations. Dr. Khouli has established a career as productive clinical investigator and has made important original contributions in the area of outcome research in critical care and in medical education. Dr. Khouli has first authored/senior authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. He has been a site principal investigator in several large multi-center trials. His paper “Performance of Medical Residents in Sterile Techniques during Central Vein Catheterization: Randomized Trial of Efficacy of Simulation-Based Training” published in the Chest Journal was one of the first RCT that showed impact of simulation-based training on clinical outcome. His paper “Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life and Factors Predicting Outcomes after Hospital Discharge in Older Adults Admitted to Intensive Care Units” published in Critical Care medicine provided important results on outcome of critically ill patients after ICU discharge.

Dr. Khouli has taken on several leadership roles within the institution and the health system. He has led the Mount Sinai West and Mount St. Luke’s Multidisciplinary Critical Care Committee and has implemented clinical programs that resulted in improved patient safety and outcomes. He has been the Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee at Mount St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West. As a director of the Sepsis Program, Dr. Khouli has led a team to develop and implement sepsis protocols and initiatives to early identify and treat patients with sepsis and to complete institution-wide sepsis education program. These efforts have led to major reduction in hospital mortality from sepsis while achieving top decile in sepsis adherence measures in New York State among over 200 hospitals. Dr. Khouli has been an advisor to the New York State Department of Health on the NYS Sepsis regulation.

Dr. Khouli founded the first simulation laboratory at Mount Sinai West through philanthropic support. The simulation lab expanded to a full institution-wide Simulation Center in 2010 and was named the Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (CAMS) with three state-of-the-artsimulation laboratories, two full-time simulation specialists, and several faculty from critical care and other departments with specialized expertise and certifications in simulation education and training. The Simulation Center has grown exponentially to gain regional and national reputation. The center obtained a rare 5-year full national accreditation status from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare in 2015 to become one of only a few accredited simulation centers in the United States. Dr. Khouli established the first simulation fellowship in New York City in 2011.

Dr. Khouli has been an invited lecturer regionally, nationally, and internationally. He is on advisory boards and committees of several regional and national organizations and societies. He has been a member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law. He has directed several local and regional symposiums. He has received many teaching and community awards.




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