Sepsis, septic shock, and pharmacotherapy of shock states
ARDS and mechanical ventilation including high frequency oscillation
Sedation and neuromuscular blockade
Ethics and end-of-life decision-Making
Simulation in critical care education
Practice management and LEAN process improvement
Member, BMP Board of Directors
Member, BMP Compensation Committee
Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Baystate Medical Center
Member, Critical Care Quality Improvement Committee, Baystate Medical Center
Member, Medical Staff Health Committee, Baystate Medical Center Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Baystate Health
Member, Hospital of the Future Steering Committee, Baystate Medical Center
Member, Baystate Medical Practices (BMP) Policy Committee
Member, Health Information Management (HIM) Oversight Group, Baystate Health
Member, Society of Critical Care Billing and Coding Oversight Committee
Member, ACCM Ethics Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Member, Kindred-Parkview Physician Advisory Board
Higgins TL, Teres D, Copes WS, Nathanson B, Stark M, Kramer A: Assessing contemporary intensive care unit outcome: An updated Mortality Probability Admission Model (MPM0-III). Crit Care Med 2007;35:827-835.
Nathanson B, Higgins TL, Teres D, Copes W, Kramer A, Stark M: A revised method to assess ICU clinical performance and resource utilization. Crit Care Med 2007;35:1853-1862.
Nathanson BH, Higgins TL: An introduction to statistical methods used in binary outcome modeling. Semin Cardiothor Vasc Anes. 2008;12(3):153-166.
Zilberberg M, Kramer AA, Higgins TL, Shorr AF: Prolonged acute mechanical ventilation: Implications for hospital benchmarking. CHEST 2009;135(5):1157-1162.
Higgins TL, Kramer A, Nathanson B, Copes W, Stark M, Teres D: Prospective validation of the ICU admission Mortality Probability Model version 3 (MPM0-III). Crit Care Med 2009;37:1619-1623.
Nathanson B, Higgins TL, Kramer AA, Copes WS, Stark M, Teres D: Subgroup Mortality Probability Models: Are they necessary for specialized intensive care units? Crit Care Med 2009;37:2375-2386.
Zilberberg MD, Nathanson BH, Sadigov S, Higgins TL, Kollef MH, Shorr AF: Epidemiology and outcomes of Clostridium Difficile-associated disease (CDAD) among patients on prolonged acute mechanical ventilation (PAMV). CHEST 2009;136:752-758.
Higgins TL: A tale of lutes and ouds: time to play together in the same key? Crit Care Med 2010;38:971-972.
Nathanson BH, Brennan MJ, Teres T, Kramer AA, Copes W, Stark M, Higgins TL: Healthy Elders Fare Surprisingly Well In Intensive Care Units. Chest 2011;139:825-31.
Kramer A, Higgins, TL, Zimmerman J: ICU readmissions in U.S. hospitals – patient characteristics, risk factors and outcomes, Crit Care Med 2011, in press.
Lagu T, Lindenauer P, Rothberg M, Nathanson B, Pekow P, Steingrub J, Higgins T: Development and validation of a model that uses enhanced administrative data to predict mortality in patients with sepsis. Crit Care Med 2011;39 in press.