Daniela Lamas is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs, where she works with the Serious Illness Care Program. 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.
Additionally, she is co-PI for a PCORI Tier Pipeline to Proposal grant to improve services for ICU survivors. She is also the PI for a Society of Critical Care Medicine-funded THRIVE initiative to create follow-up clinics for ICU survivors. She writes regularly on these topics for the lay public, and is most frequently published in the New York Times.
Critical care physician and Ariadne Labs faculty member Daniela Lamas has been selected among 15 accomplished professionals as 2020 National Fellows by New America, a think and action tank that connects research, technology, and solutions. The fellows program supports projects such as books, films and podcasts on topics ranging from mass incarceration, Chinese surveillance, refugees,… Continue reading Ariadne physician to probe loneliness and critical care as a New America Fellow
Dramatic rescues by heroic surgeons and tear-jerking twists of fate are the bread and butter of TV medical dramas. A recent episode of Fox’s “The Resident” delivered all that and something more: a maternal death based on a true story and a presentation of solutions that reflects recommendations by Ariadne Lab’s Delivery Decisions Initiative.… Continue reading Heartbreaking story tied to maternal health crisis hits prime time
A freak spring snowstorm has blanketed Atlanta, and the staff of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital scramble to handle the consequences. Someone has been brought in with critical hypothermia. A surgeon must operate to save the life of a young father without a trusted attending physician. An ethical quarrel erupts about how – or if –… Continue reading Ariadne faculty member lands writing gig on Fox drama “The Resident”
BOSTON, MA – Across the United States, millions of individuals face serious, life-limiting illness like cancer, heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes. The final year of life with serious illness can be filled with emotional distress and uncertainty about treatment options. When people with serious illness have conversations with their doctors and nurses… Continue reading New study on Serious Illness Care Program underscores significant benefit of more, better, and earlier conversations between clinicians and patients