Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Baram, Michael

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Michael Baram, MD

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834 Walnut Street
Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6591
(215) 955-0830 fax

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College


Christiana Care Health System


Rhode Island Hospital

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease
Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

University Appointment

Professor of Medicine

Research & Clinical Interests

Michael Baram is a Jefferson Medical College graduate. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency at Christiana Care Health system, an affiliated medical center that provides medical care to all of Delaware as well as surrounding states. He then completed Fellowship at Brown University in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Baram currently clinically works as an Intensivist at Jefferson Hospital, in center city Philadelphia. His major non-clinical responsibility is Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Program.

With Dr. Baram's background in Emergency Medicine, his interest is acute care of the critically ill. Research projects have included national studies involving sepsis and septic shock, such as Prowess-Shock and Euphrates. He has been involved in International projects such as the surviving sepsis campaign. In areas of sepsis and shock he has worked with various medications for sepsis, hemodynamic monitoring, and ultrasound training. Another area of interest is acute respiratory failure (ARDS) that requires advanced modes of ventilation beyond the recommendations of ARDSnet. Some of these modes include APRV, BiLevel, inhaled epoprostanol, and ECMO. In tight coordination with cardiac surgery, Jefferson has a robust ECMO program for ventilating and oxygenating the critically ill.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Non-Rebreather Mask: A Bridge Worth Crossing?
  2. Clinical presentations and outcomes in pulmonary embolism patients with cancer
  3. Tocilizumab in the Management of COVID-19: A Preliminary Report
  4. Outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID-19: The lessons learned from the first wave of COVID-19
  5. Utilization of extracorporeal life support for diffuse alveolar damage and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage: A systematic review
  6. Correction to: Don’t Drive Blind: Driving Pressure to Optimize Ventilator Management in ECMO (Lung, (2020), 198, 5, (785-792), 10.1007/s00408-020-00381-y)
  7. Don’t Drive Blind: Driving Pressure to Optimize Ventilator Management in ECMO
  8. Intensive Care Units as a Place to Manage Pulmonary Emboli
  9. Pulmonary Embolism in Intensive Care Unit
  10. Point-of-care versus central testing of hemoglobin during large volume blood transfusion
  11. Stressed out with sepsis
  12. Does Timing Matter? Using Lactate to Predict Outcomes in Sepsis
  13. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  14. Management Strategies for Severe Respiratory Failure: As Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Is Being Considered
  15. Issues in the Intensive Care Unit for Patients with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  16. In the midst of turbulence, heliox kept her alive
  17. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO): Incidence, risks and survivals
  18. Do we really know how much we are feeding our patients?
  19. Blood and volume resuscitation for variceal hemorrhage
  20. Better ventilator settings using a computerized clinical tool
  21. Caution for anabolic androgenic steroid use: A case report of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome
  22. ACE Inhibitor-Induced Angioedema
  23. "Smoking wet": Respiratory failure related to smoking tainted Marijuana cigarettes
  24. Utility of Flexible Bronchoscopy in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Infiltrates in the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population – A Single Center Fourteen Year Experience
  25. Use of Mechanical Ventilation and Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients