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Thomas Bice, MD MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Respiratory Therapy

Specialty Areas: Critical care, prolonged mechanical ventilation, quality improvement, pulmonary diseases

Chronology: BS: (2003) Arizona State University, Tempe AZ; MD: (2008) Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Residency: (2011) Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN;
Fellowship: (2014) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Masters in Clinical Research: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)

Dr. Bice’s research interests include:

1. Quality Improvement and Implementation Science
2. Outcomes of Mechanical Ventilation
3. Delivery of Critical Care

Dr. Bice attends in the medical ICU and is the physician lead of the Wean Team, a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving consistency of care for patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. He is also a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee, and sits on the ICU Advisory Committee. In addition, he is an active participant in the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement. His research interests include prolonged mechanical ventilation, advanced mechanical ventilation techniques, critical care outcomes, and quality improvement and implementation research.

Selected Bibliography:

Bice T, Nelson JE, Carson SS. To Trach or Not to Trach: Uncertainty in the Care of the Chronically Critically Ill Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Dec;36(6):851-8.

Bice T, Cox CE, Carson SS. Costs and Healthcare Utilization in ARDS – Different from Other Critical Illness? Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2013;34:529–536.

Bice T, Li G, Malinchoc M, Lee AS, Gajic O. Incidence and risk factors of recurrent acute lung injury. Crit Care Med. 39(5):1069-1073, May 2011.


Bice T, Carson SS. Implementation of Lung Protective Ventilation: A Quality Improvement Project. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191;2015:A6307.

Bice T, Maguire JM, Caldwell M, Carson SS. Evaluation of the Relationship Between Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;2014:A3080.

Bice T, Richards KE, Aris RM. A Rare Cause of Altered Mental Status in a 95 year-old Patient. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187;2013:A2963.

Iqbal S, Bice T, Dillon J, Mullon J. A Rare Case Of High Anion-Gap Metabolic Acidosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 185;2012:A3175.

Bice T, Li G, Shahjehan K, Kashyap R, Thakur S, Ahmed A, Kojicic M, Gajic O. Risk Factors for Recurrent Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): a case-control study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 181;2010:A2594.

Rachmale S, Li G, Ahmed A, Kashyap R, Bice T, Wilson ME, Gajic O. Use of Rescue Therapies for ARDS Patients: Population Based Study in Olmsted County, Minnesota. Crit Care Med 38;2009:U105-U105.

Li G, Fernandez J, Kashyap R, Qin X, Bice T, Wilson ME, Gajic O. The Influence of Asthma Status on the Development of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) in Patients at Risk. Crit Care Med 37;2010:A334-A334.

Bice T, Li G, Fernandez J, Qin X, Dhokarh R, Thakur S, Gajic O. Prevalence of Recurrent Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and associated factors: a population-based cohort study from 1999 to 2008. Chest. 2009;136:76S-b-76S.

Thomas Bice, MD