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Ismael A. Qushmaq, MD, FRCPC, FACP
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Dr. Qushmaq is Consultant in Critical Care Medicine in King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with over 20 years’ experience in the fields of medical and surgical intensive care medicine. His major research interest is in venous thromboembolism in the critically ill, MERS-CoV infection, and ARDS in the critically ill, and quality of care for ICU patients. As leader, Dr. Qushmaq, served as Head, Critical Care Medicine from 2009-2011, then was appointed as Chairman of Department of Medicine from 2011-2018, and then appointed as Deputy Executive, Medical and Clinical Affairs from 2018-2020. In the Department of Medicine, he restructures and transformed medical services in diverse sections within the department to achieve better patient care and improve quality of care. The Department of Medicine was a major and essential department in the growth of the renal transplant program, which has been the leading center at the national level, performing 220 kidney transplants with excellent patient and graft survival. In the same period, he established a major research unit in the department to enhance collaboration and enrich the research culture. Dr. Qushmaq chaired or served on multiple major hospital and organizational committees and received multiple awards from the hospital and organization for his leadership as chairman and clinical researcher. Recently he received the Comprehensive Academic Achievement Award from the Research Center. Dr. Qushmaq continues his work as consultant in critical care medicine with ongoing research on critically ill COVID patients with superinfections and he is studying antibiotic use and de-escalation.
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