Krysta Wolfe, MD, Assistant Professor in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care has been named as UCM Health System’s Sepsis Quality Director effective July 1, 2023.
As the Sepsis Quality Director Dr. Wolfe will serve as the Sepsis Lead/champion for projects and initiatives related to improving patient quality (best in class outcomes) and safety (eliminating harm) for patients with or suspected of having/developing the clinical condition of sepsis.
Dr. Wolfe is the Associate Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit; in this role she has focused on improving care delivery, including overseeing the expansion of in-house intensivist coverage to a 24-hour model and launching a nurse-driven sepsis screening protocol. Her research focuses on improving critical care outcomes for patients with shock and respiratory failure. As a part of this work, she directs the Critical Care Biorepository that serves as a foundation for translational studies in septic shock with collaborators across the institution and is a site PI for the NHLBI/NIGMS sponsored ARDS, Pneumonia and Sepsis Phenotyping Consortium.
Dr. Wolfe received her MD in 2010 from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care training at UChicago Medicine where she joined as faculty in 2018.