Raghavan Murugan, MD, MS, FRCP, FCCM

Professor of Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information


Administrative Contact:
Karen Nieri

Education & Training

BA, Hindi Literature, Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai, India, 1991
MBBS, Medicine & Surgery, Stanley Medical College Hospital, The Tamil-Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India, 1997
Senior House Officer, General Medicine, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Northampton, United Kingdom, 2001
Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine, University of Nottingham NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2002
Residency, Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Temple University Affiliate, 2004
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, UPMC, 2006
MS, Clinical Trials, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2008

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Acute kidney injury and fluid overload
  • Precision medicine
  • Rapid response system
  • ICU Quality improvement

Murugan R, Kerti SJ, Chang CC, Gallagher M, Clermont G, Palevsky PM, Kellum JA, Bellomo R. Association of Net Ultrafiltration Rate With Mortality Among Critically Ill Adults With Acute Kidney Injury Receiving Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration: A Secondary Analysis of the Randomized Evaluation of Normal vs Augmented Level (RENAL) of Renal Replacement Therapy Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2019 Jun 5;2(6):e195418.

Murugan R, Balakumar V, Kerti SJ, Priyanka P, Chang CC, Clermont G, Bellomo R, Palevsky PM, Kellum JA. Net ultrafiltration intensity and mortality in critically ill patients with fluid overload. Critical Care. 2018 Dec;22(1):223.

Murugan R, Wen X, Keener C, Pike F, Palevsky PM, Unruh M, Finkel K, Vijayan A, Elder M, Chen YF, Kellum JA. Associations between intensity of RRT, inflammatory mediators, and outcomes. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2015 Jun 5;10(6):926-33.

Murugan R, Wen X, Shah N, Lee M, Kong L, Pike F, Keener C, Unruh M, Finkel K, Vijayan A, Palevsky PM. Plasma inflammatory and apoptosis markers are associated with dialysis dependence and death among critically ill patients receiving renal replacement therapy. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2014 Mar 11;29(10):1854-64.

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ICU Director & Chief of Critical Care Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Faculty Member, Center for Critical Care Nephrology
Director, Clinical and Research Observership Programs, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Fellow of American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), 2016
Presidential Citation Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2015
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom (FRCP), 2011
National Institute of Health, Career Development Award (KL2), 2009