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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's iCritical Care Podcasts are supported by volunteer members of the Creative Community, who generously lend their expertise and time.

Donald S. Prough, MDDonald S. Prough, MD
Donald S. Prough, MD, is the Rebecca Terry White Distinguished Professor and chair of anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, USA. Dr. Prough completed his undergraduate studies at Lafayette College, medical school at Penn State University College of Medicine, residency at the National Naval Medical Center, and fellowship training in critical care at the National Naval Medical Center and cardiac anesthesiology at University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Prough has served on the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and is a scientific editor for Critical Care Medicine. He was cochair of SCCM’s 1993 Annual Congress. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Prough’s research interests include noninvasive monitoring, traumatic brain injury, cerebral blood flow and metabolism, and fluid therapy.
Ranjit Deshpande, MBBSRanjit Deshpande, MBBS
Dr. Ranjit Deshpande is an intensivist and an anesthesiologist at the Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH). His interests include organ transplantation and point of care ultrasound. He currently is the director for transplant anesthesiology at YNHH. He is actively involved in resident education. Dr. Deshpande grew up in India and graduated from The B.J. Medical College in Pune, India. He came to the United States to pursue a residency in anesthesiology residency at The University of Miami/Jackson Hospital, after which he joined The Johns Hopkins University as a fellow in critical care medicine. His interests outside of medicine include spending time with his family, playing tennis and squash.
Kyle Enfield, MDKyle Enfield, MD
Kyle Enfield, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. He received his joint medical and masters degrees in epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and went on to completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia. In July of 2013, Dr. Enfield was appointed as the medical director of the medical intensive care unit at the University of Virginia. From 2009 through July of 2016, he was the assistant hospital epidemiologist there and he remains the co-medical director of the special pathogens unit. Dr. Enfield’s clinical interests are in critical care medicine and transport of critically ill patients. His academic interests are the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated conditions, including multidrug-resistant organisms acquisition and healthcare-associated infections.
Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPSSean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS
Sean Kane received his doctor of pharmacy degree from Butler University in 2010. In 2011, he completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency. In 2012 he received board certification in pharmacotherapy and completed a PGY2 critical care residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently Dr. Kane is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, with a clinical practice site at Advocate Condell Medical Center's intensive care unit in Libertyville, Illinois. Dr. Kane is the creator of ClinCalc.com, an evidence-based clinical decision support website with educational tools for healthcare students and professionals. In addition, Dr. Kane is the creator and cohost of HelixTalk, Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy podcast. Dr. Kane is serving as podcast host for the SCCM pilot podcast series, VCCR Rounds.
Ludwig Lin, MDLudwig Lin, MD
Ludwig Lin, MD, is an intensivist and anesthesiologist at Summit/Alta Bates Medical Center in the Bay Area in Northern California, and is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, where he teaches a seminar on the Psychosocial and Economic Ramifications of Critical Illness.

Dr. Lin did his medical training, anesthesia residency and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. He has serves as faculty at both Stanford University as well as the University of California San Francisco, where he was a Professor and the Medical Director of Critical Care at San Francisco General Hospital.

He has interests in patient/family communication as well as education. Being a SCCM podcast host reminds Dr. Lin of his undergraduate days as a news broadcaster for his college radio station, KZSU.
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCMMargaret Parker, MD, FCCM
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, is professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, New York, and is the director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Medical Center. In her role as associate editor, Parker conducts interviews with authors of papers in  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and other pediatric critical care experts.

Parker received her bachelor of science and medical degrees from Brown University. She trained in internal medicine at Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and then in critical care at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She spent 11 years in the critical care medicine department at the National Institutes of Health, where she was head of the critical care section. In 1991, she accepted a position in the pediatric intensive care unit at Stony Brook University, subsequently becoming director of the unit. Parker served as SCCM's president from 2004 to 2005 and continues to be involved in many Society activities.