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Aluko A. Hope, M.D.

Dr. Aluko A. Hope

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Critical Care)


Professional Interests

After graduating from Vassar College with a degree in Biology and Hispanic Studies, Dr. Hope earned his medical degree and an M.S. in Clinical Epidemiology from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He completed a Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at Columbia University Medical Center and then trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, with a particular focus on integrating Palliative Medicine into the critical care setting.

He works as a clinician, educator and researcher within the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His teaching focuses on integrating geriatric and palliative care principles into the care of critically ill older patients. His research focuses on 1) integrating palliative care principles into the care of critically ill older adults and 2) developing approaches to better identify critically ill older adults who are vulnerable to poor outcomes after critical illness.

As a graduate of the Montefiore-Einstein Certificate Program in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Dr. Hope also works as an Assistant Bioethics Consultant within the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics.

Dr. Hope is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.




Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Hope AA, Kumanyika SK, Shults J, Whitt MC. Obesity-related Comorbidities in Obese African Americans in an Outpatient Weight loss Program. Obesity Research 13(4): 772-779, 2005

Hope AA. Kumanyika SK, Holmes, WC, Shults J. Changes in Health Related Quality of Life among African Americans in a lifestyle weight loss program. Quality of Life Research 2010 Sep; 19 (7): 1025-33. PMID 20458545.

Nelson JE, Cox CE, Hope AA, Carson SS. Concise Clinical Review: Chronic Critical Illness. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.  2010 Aug. 15; 182 (4): 446-454. PMID 20448093.

Hope AA, Morrison RS. Integrating Palliative Care with Chronic Liver Disease. Journal of Palliative Care. 2011; 27(1): 20-7 PMID 21510128

Nelson JE, Hope AA. Integration of Palliative care in Chronic Critical Illness management. Resp Care 2012; 57 (6): 1004-12. PMID 22663973

Hope AA, Morrison RS, Du Q, Wallenstein S, Nelson JE. Risk Factors for Long-term Brain Dysfunction after Chronic Critical illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2013. Aug; 10(4): 15-23. PMID 23952849

Hsieh SJ, Soto GJ, Hope AA, Ponea A, Gong MN. The association between ARDS, delirium and in-hospital mortality in ICU patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014. PMID 25393331

Hope AA, Howes JM, Dow LA, Keene AB, Hsieh JS, Fausto JA, Gong MN. Lets Talk Critical: the development and evaluation of a communication skills training program for critical care trainees. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 PMID 25741996

Hope AA, Gong MN, Guerra C, Wunsch H. Frailty prior to Critical Illness and Mortality for Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 PMID 26096386

Hsieh SJ, Madahar P, Hope AA, Zapata J, Gong MN. Clinical deterioration in older adults with delirium during early hospitalization: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 2015 In Press.


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