Academic Role: Clinical Associate Professor and Critical Care Fellowship Director
Faculty Appointment(s) and Affiliations:
As the associate director of UMMHC's Surgical Critical Care Services, I am involved in the daily activities of the surgical critical care units at the University and Memorial campuses. I am also the program director of Anesthesiology Critical Care Fellowship.
My job involves not only leading a large team of fellows, residents, medical students, PA/NP's, nurses, and other professionals on the ICU rounds, but also actively participating in supervising and teaching the ICU residents, who come to us from three different departments: anesthesiology, surgery, and emeregency medicine.
Faris K, Zayaruzny M, Spanakis S. Extubation of the difficult airway. J Intensive Care Med 2011; 26:261-6.
Lilly CM, Cody S, Zhao H, et al., for the UMass Memorial Critical Care Operations Group. Hospital mortality, length of stay, and preventable complications among critically ill patients before and after tele-ICU reengineering of critical care processes. JAMA 2011; 305:2175–83.
Walz JM, Avelar RL, Longtine KJ et al, for the 5-FU Catheter Study Group. Anti-infective external coating of central venous catheters: A randomized, noninferiority trial comparing 5-fluorouracil with chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine in preventing catheter colonization. Crit Care Med 2010; 38:2095-102.
Jones N, Cocciarella A, Faris K, Heard S. Pancreatitis associated with Strongyloides Stercoralis infection in a patient chronically treated with corticosteroids. J Intensive Care Med 2010; 25:172-4.
Walz JM, Faris K, Heard SO. Who lets the bugs in? Crit Care Med 2008; 36:2689-90.
Faris K. Septic shock: targeting evaluation and treatment. J Crit Ill, 2004; 17:357-63.
M.D., Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria, 1991
Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria, Residency in Surgery, 1991-1993
SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, NY, Internship in Surgery, 1993-1994
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1995-1997
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology,
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, Fellowship in Pain Management, 1998-1999
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, 1999-2000