Daniela Lamas, MD

Daniela Lamas, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Faculty, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

As associate faculty on the Serious Illness Care Program, Dr. Lamas has developed a national reputation as a clinician who writes about critical health care issues. She is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and associate faculty at Ariadne Labs. Her clinical and research areas of focus are in long-term critical care survivorship, palliative care in the ICU and decision-making surrounding chronic critical illness.

She has written for the Atlantic and the New York Times on decision-making in health care. Her book, You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and in Between, was published in 2018. She is also a staff writer for the Twentieth Century Fox medical TV drama “The Resident.”

Daniela Lamas served as the Clinical Lead for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital pilot project testing the acceptability and feasibility of the use of the Serious Illness Care Conversation Guide with chronically critically ill patients and their surrogates. She plays a key role in the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs to develop and evaluate a standardized approach for promoting clinicians to conduct discussions about end-of-life values and goals with seriously ill patients and their families. She also works on clinical and research projects aiming to better understand and improve outcomes for patients who have survived critical illness.

Washington Post: What we’ll keep

Dr. Daniela Lamas on what she’ll keep doing after the pandemic, along with 11 others.

Apr 28 2021
NEWS - Perspectives
New York Times: The Hopeful Future and the Patients Who Won’t See It

Dr. Daniela Lamas’ latest perspective in the New York Times.

Feb 4 2021
NEWS - Perspectives
New York Times: Doctors Are Dreading the Winter

Dr. Daniela Lamas writes about the threat of a winter COVID-19 surge.

Oct 27 2020
NEWS - Perspectives
New York Times: In an Unlikely Covid Survivor’s Case, More Questions Than Answers

Dr. Daniela Lamas on the uncertainties facing COVID-19 survivors.

Sep 17 2020
NEWS - Perspectives
New York Times: More Than 70,000 Covid-19 Patients Have Received Plasma. Does It Help?

Dr. Daniela Lamas discusses the need for evidence-based treatments, and the risk of haste.

Sep 2 2020