Thomas P Bleck

  • 7633 Citations
1983 …2019
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Research Interests

neurocritical care, status epilepticus, subarachnoid hemorrhage, neurogenic respiratory failure, intracerebral hemorrhage, Guillain-Barre syndrome, central nervous system infections, clostridial diseases, bioterrorism

Thomas P Bleck MD MCCM is professor of neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In 2018 he retired as professor emeritus of neurological sciences, neurosurgery, internal medicine, and anesthesiology at Rush Medical College, where he was a neurointensivist and the director of clinical neurophysiology. From 2009 – 2015, he was the associate chief medical officer for critical care. He was the founding president of the Neurocritical Care Society. From 1992 – 2015 he was the neuroscience section editor of Critical Care Medicine, and is currently an associate editor. He also serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Intensive Care, and Epilepsy Currents. For 12 years, he was a member of the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. In 2015, the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the SCCM elected him a Master of Critical Care Medicine; there are 82 masters out of nearly 18,000 members. He previously served on the board of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, the writing committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty exam committee in critical care medicine. In 2018, he was appointed to the ABPN neurocritical care examination development committee. He is an elected fellow of 11 professional societies. In 2017, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Neurological Association. In 2018, he received the SCCM lifetime achievement award. From 1990 – 2006, he directed the neuroscience intensive care unit at the University of Virginia as the Louise Nerancy eminent scholar in neurology. From 2006 – 2009, he chaired the neurology department of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, and was professor and vice-chair for academic programs at Northwestern, where he also directed the section of neurocritical care. In 2009, he moved to Rush as the associate chief medical officer for critical care. In 2017, he was the interim neurology residency program director. His research interests include subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, head injury, status epilepticus, infections, neuromuscular respiratory failure, and the ICU management of the organ donor. He has published 194 papers, 131 abstracts, 21 editorials, and 197 books and book chapters; and conducted more than 560 national and international visiting appointments and lectureships in 30 countries. Dr. Bleck is board certified in internal medicine, with subspecialty certification in critical care medicine; neurology, with subspecialty certifications in vascular neurology, epilepsy, and neurocritical care; clinical neurophysiology; and in neurocritical care by both the United Council on Neurological Subspecialties and the Committee on Advanced Surgical Training of the Society of Neurological Surgeons.

Certifications and Licenses

Neurocritical Care
Epilepsy
Vascular Neurology
Neurology
Critical Care Medicine
Internal Medicine

Training Experience

1980Residency, Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center
1982Residency, Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center
1983Fellowship, Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Rush Medical College

… → 1977

Research interests

  • Critical Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nervous System Diseases

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Research Output 1983 2019

Authors’ Response to “Barometric Pressure in Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy: A Pressure to Bleed?”

Garg, R. K., Ouyang, B., Pandya, V., Garcia-Cano, R., Da Silva, I., Hall, D., John, S., Bleck, T. P. & Berkelhammer, M., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 28, 6, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy
Pressure

Building a neuroinfectious disease consensus curriculum

Venkatesan, A., Chow, F. C., Aksamit, A., Bartt, R., Bleck, T. P., Jay, C., Pastula, D. M., Roos, K. L., Rumbaugh, J., Saylor, D. & Cho, T. A., Jul 30 2019, In : Neurology. 93, 5, p. 208-216 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delphi Technique
Curriculum
Communicable Diseases
Expert Testimony
Politics

Correction to: Standards for Neurologic Critical Care Units: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals from The Neurocritical Care Society (Neurocritical Care, (2018), 29, 2, (145-160), 10.1007/s12028-018-0601-1)

Moheet, A. M., Livesay, S. L., Abdelhak, T., Bleck, T. P., Human, T., Karanjia, N., Lamer-Rosen, A., Medow, J., Nyquist, P. A., Rosengart, A., Smith, W., Torbey, M. T. & Chang, C. W. J., Aug 15 2019, In : Neurocritical Care. 31, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Critical Care
Nervous System
Certification
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians
3 Citations (Scopus)

Early seizures and temporal lobe trauma predict post-traumatic epilepsy: A longitudinal study

EpiBioS4Rx Study Group Investigators, Mar 1 2019, In : Neurobiology of Disease. 123, p. 115-121 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
Temporal Lobe
Longitudinal Studies
Seizures
Wounds and Injuries
1 Citation (Scopus)

Global Survey of Outcomes of Neurocritical Care Patients: Analysis of the PRINCE Study Part 2

PRINCE Study Investigators, Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Neurocritical Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Care
Intensive Care Units
Hospital Mortality
Glasgow Coma Scale
Patient Admission