Our mission is to deliver the highest quality, complex care, and to drive discovery and knowledge that has a national impact through an integrated, high-functioning multidisciplinary approach that is unique to Ohio State.

Our Team

Our program combines the expertise of the following disciplines:

  • Critical care units across the health system
  • Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Burn
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care
  • Department of Neurology, Division of Neurocritical Care
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Emergency Department
  • Transfer Center

Program Priorities

Multidisciplinary Team Model:
Delivering highest quality clinical care, most impactful research and highly-trained learners through multidisciplinary model 

To grow the research impact of the Critical Care Program

Accessibility and Efficiency:
To increase regional referrals and grow clinical volumes across Critical Care divisions

To train high-quality, sought after Critical Care graduates across all disciplines

Quality Outcomes:
Provide our patients and their family the highest quality care services
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center has several dedicated intensive care units designed to provide specialized expert care during times when our patients experience a health crisis.

Our Leadership Team

Claire Murphy, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Administrative Lead, Critical Care Area of Concentration
Lead Specialty Practice Pharmacist, Critical Care

Naeem Ali, MD
Medical Director, University Hospital Director, Critical Care Clinical Operations

Beth Steinberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Critical Care and Emergency Services


Ohio State University offers a variety of training programs across specialties and disciplines. The integrated, high functioning, interdisciplinary team approach is emphasized within these programs and a balance of clinical training, research opportunities and educational programming is provided. Listed below are the Critical Care training programs offered at Ohio State.

Critical Care Interprofessional Education

We offer a Critical Care Interprofessional Education Series designed to deliver core critical care concepts and enlighten evidence-based medicine by critical appraisal of literature. Exposure to interprofessional learning is known to improve professional identity and attitudes toward teamwork in the workplace environment. Such teamwork and collaboration is vital in the critical care setting, as the interprofessional team model is known to improve quality of care. The Critical Care Interprofessional Education Series is composed of three major components: interactive case-based conferences covering core critical care concepts, journal club discussions evaluating current critical care literature and its application to clinical practice across specialties, and Critical Care Grand Rounds featuring esteemed internal and external guest speakers. Previous conferences and Grand Rounds presentations can be accessed here.

The objectives of the Critical Care Interprofessional Education Series include:

  • Educating on the diagnosis and management of disease states that are common amongst all critically ill patients
  • Providing updated literature in critical care diagnosis and treatment
  • Establishing an avenue to discuss the latest research updates or research initiatives in Critical Care
  • Highlighting the expert opinion of critical care practitioners
  • Promoting collaboration amongst the faculty and staff across various specialty areas and disciplines within critical care and building relationships among students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff within our critical care service line.


In FY19, our team had 98 publications and received over $5 million in research awards.