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

Specialty Areas: Critical care medicine, long-term outcomes for patients and family caregivers following critical illness, pulmonary diseases

Chronology: BA: University of Kansas, 2003; MD: University of Kansas, 2007, Residency: University of Chicago, 2011-2014; Chief Residency: University of Chicago, 2014-2015; Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015-2018; Master of Science in Clinical Research: Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017-2019); Research Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018-2020); Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2020-Present)

Dr. Wendlandt’s research interests focus on the long-term outcomes of critically ill patients and their family caregivers. Specifically, she is interested in the emotional distress experienced by family caregivers during and after a loved one’s ICU admission, and in the development of strategies to help reduce family distress. Clinically, she attends in the MICU at UNC Chapel Hill, and provides pulmonary and critical care consultation at the UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus.

Selected Bibliography:

  1. Wendlandt B, Ceppe A, Choudhury S, et al. Modifiable elements of ICU supportive care and communication are associated with surrogates’ PTSD symptoms. Intensive Care Med.
  1. Wendlandt B, Ceppe A, Choudhury S, Nelson JE, Cox CE, Hanson LC, Danis M, Tulsky JA, Carson SS. Risk Factors for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in Surrogate Decision-Makers of Patients with Chronic Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc
  1. Patel BK, Wendlandt BN, Wolfe KS, et al. Comparison of Two Lidocaine Administration Techniques on Perceived Pain From Bedside Procedures: A Randomized Clinical Trial. 2018.
  1. Wendlandt B, Bice T, Carson S, Chang L. Intermediate Care Units: A Survey of Organization Practices Across the United States.J Intensive Care Med. 2018.
  1. Churpek, M. M., Wendlandt, B., Zadravecz, F. J., Adhikari, R., Winslow, C. and Edelson, D. P. (2016), Association between intensive care unit transfer delay and hospital mortality: A multicenter investigation. J. Hosp. Med., 11: 757–762.

Blair Wendlandt