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Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan

Dr. Valley's research focuses on understanding and improving decision-making in the intensive care unit (ICU). His primary line of research seeks to identify the patients most likely to benefit from intensive care, allowing clinicians to safely triage patients between the ICU and the general ward. Ultimately, he hopes to identify ICU-based therapies that can be transferred to the general ward to improve hospital efficiency and reduce healthcare costs. Dr. Valley’s research interests also include ensuring all critically ill individuals receive the best possible care, regardless of where they are hospitalized.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan
  • 2016–present
    Clinical Lecturer, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan
  • 2013–2016
    Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michigan

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Michigan, MSc
  • 2009 
    University of Miami, MD
  • 2005 
    Emory University, BA

Publications

  • 2020
    Continuous quality improvement in statistical code: avoiding errors and improving transparency, BMJ Quality & Safety
  • 2020
    Emotional Experiences and Coping Strategies of Family Members of Critically Ill Patients, CHEST
  • 2020
    Changes to Visitation Policies and Communication Practices in Michigan ICUs during the COVID-19 Pandemic, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • 2020
    Changes in Self-Rated Health After Sepsis in Older Adults: A Retrospective Cohort Study, CHEST
  • 2020
    Navigating Discharges from Intensive Care Unit to Ward, Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • 2020
    ICU beds: less is more? Yes, Intensive Care Medicine
  • 2019
    Prior Vaccination and Effectiveness of Communication Strategies Used to Describe Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 2019
    Estimating ICU Benefit: A Randomized Study of Physicians, Critical Care Medicine
  • 2019
    Intensive care use and mortality among patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: retrospective cohort study., BMJ
  • 2018
    Hospital Variation in Renal Replacement Therapy for Sepsis in the United States, Critical Care Medicine
  • 2018
    The Search for the Optimal Intensive Care Unit Triage Model, Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • 2017
    Intensive Care Unit Admission and Survival among Older Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Heart Failure, or Myocardial Infarction, Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • 2016
    Disruptive technology: can electronic portals promote communication in the ICU, Annals of the American Thoracic Society
  • 2016
    Intensive care use and quality of care for patients with myocardial infarction and heart failure, Chest
  • 2016
    Association between non-invasive ventilation and mortality among older patients with pneumonia, Critical Care Medicine
  • 2015
    Association of intensive care unit admission with mortality among older patients with pneumonia, JAMA
  • 2015
    The epidemiology of sepsis: questioning our understanding of the role of race, Critical Care

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Preventing Avoidable Deaths from Pneumonia by Improving Use of Intensive Care
    Role:
    Primary Investigator
    Funding Source:
    National Heart and Lung Institute

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians