Shannon Carson, MD


BS: (1985) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
MD: (1989) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Residency: (1992) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: (1995) University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Academic & Professional Titles:

Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

Office: 4125 Bioinformatics Building
Phone: 919-966-2531
Fax: 919-966-7013

Research Interests:

1. Outcomes of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
2. Sedation Practices for Mechanically Ventilated Patients
3. Organization of Critical Care Services

Current Publications:


Carson SS. Outcomes research: methods and implications. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010;31:3-12.

Ehlenbach WJ, Hough CL, Crane PK, Haneuse SJ, Carson SS, Curtis R, Larson EB. Association between acute care and critical illness hospitalization and cognitive function in older adults. JAMA. 2010; 303(8):763-770

Kahn JM, Benson NM, Appleby D, Carson SS, Iwashyna TJ. Long-term acute care hospital utilization after critical illness. JAMA 2010;303:2253-2259

Nelson JE, Cox CE, Hope A, Carson SS. Chronic critical illness. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2010;182:446-54.

Unroe M, Kahn JM, Carson SS, Govert JA, Martinu T, Sathy SJ, Clay AS, Chia J, Gray A, Tulsky JA, Cox CE. One-year trajectories of care and resource utilization for recipients of prolonged mechanical ventilation: a cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2010;153:167-75.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ARDS Clinical Trials Network, Matthay MA, Brower RG, Carson S, Douglas IS, Eisner M, Hite D, Holets S, Kallet RH, Liu KD, MacIntyre N, Moss M, Schoenfeld D, Steingrub J, Thompson BT. Randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of an aerosolized beta-2 agonist for treatment of Acute Lung Injury. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2011; 184:561-568.

Hall WB, Willis B, Medvedev S, Carson SS. The implications of long term acute care hospital transfer practices for measures of in-hospital mortality and length of stay. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2011;185:53-7.

Goss CH, Carson SS. Is severe sepsis associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation and stroke? JAMA. 2011;306:2264-6.

Carson SS, Vu M, Danis M, Camhi SL, Scheunemann LP, Cox CE, Hanson LC, Nelson JE. Development and validation of a printed information brochure for families of chronically critically ill patients. Crit Care Med 2012:40:73-8.

Mularski RA, McBurnie MA, Lindenauer P, Lee T, Vollmer W, Au DH, Carson SS, Krishnan JA on behalf of the CONCERT Investigator Consortium. Comparative effectiveness research in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Comparative Effectiveness Research 2012; 1:71-82

Carson SS, Kahn JM, Hough CL, Seeley EJ, White DB, Douglas IS, Cox CE, Caldwell E, Bangdiwala SI, Garrett JM, Rubenfeld GD for the ProVent Investigators. A multi-center mortality prediction model for patients receiving prolonged mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med 2012; 40:1171-1176.

Carson SS. Definitions and epidemiology of the chronically critically ill. Respir Care. 2012 Jun;57(6):848-58.

Cox CE, Lewis CL, Hanson LC, Hough CL, Kahn JM, White DB, Song M, Tulsky JA, Carson SS. Development and pilot testing of a decision aid for surrogates of patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation. Crit Care Med 2012 May 24. [Epub ahead of print]