Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)
Chief of Research, Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine
Dr. Michelle Gong is recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in critical care research. A model clinician-researcher, her scientific projects influence her clinical care, and her patients influence her research. Her overall research focus has been on the prediction and prevention of acute critical illness and their complications. Continuously funded by the NIH for over 10 years for her research, her current projects range from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to prevention of delirium, treatment of severe influenza and the development of new electronic acute care interfaces.
Dr. Gong is the Director of Critical Care Research in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Professor in Medicine and Epidemiology and Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After receiving an engineering degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gong went on to earn a medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. She then completed her postdoctoral training at the Beth Israel Hospital in medicine and at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Harvard Combined Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She also studied at the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving her Master’s degree in Epidemiology. Prior to coming to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She joined the Einstein/Montefiore faculty in July 2009.
Current and past research projects under Dr. Gong’s direction include:
An award-winning educator, Dr. Gong has received the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Health Disparity Scholar Award and the Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award.
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