David Beiser, MD

Co-Investigator, Comprehensive Care Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Degree Year Institution Area
BS 1988 Cornell University Mechanical Engineering
MS 1996 Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering
MD 2000 Northwestern University MD
Residency  2003 The University of Chicago Emergency Medicine

Academic Interest 

Dr. Beiser’s research applies biomedical engineering methods to the challenge of improving outcomes following cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction and stroke. As part of a mult-disciplinary collaboration between basic scientists, engineers and clinicians, he is involved in a variety of clinical studies, translational research projects and device-development initiatives.

Clinical Interest

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods, resuscitative therapeutics, emergency department bedside ultrasound.

Representative Publications


  1. Vanden Hoek T, Kasza K, Beiser D, et al. Induced hypothermia by central venous infusion: Saline ice slurry versus chilled saline. Critical Care Medicine (Suppl.) 2004;32(9)S425-S431.
  2. Beiser D, Laven B, Kasza K, et al. Renal Hypothermia Induction for Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Thermal and Fluidic Properties of a Micro-Particulate Ice Slurry Coolant (abstract), to be presented at the 22nd World Congress of Endourology.