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Heath E. Latham, M.D., FCCP

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Professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Medical Director, Health System Integration, The University of Kansas Health System

Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Professional Background

Dr Heath Latham is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He joined the faculty in 2008 and became the Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship in 2013.

Education and Training
  • BA, Washburn Univ. of Topeka
  • MD, Univ. of Kansas-Medical Ctr.
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University Of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Doctor of Medicine , Missouri Division of Professional Registration
  • Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Affiliations
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts – Respiratory Care Council, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow, 2014 - Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Member, 2008 - Present
  • American Thoracic Society, Member, 2005 - Present

Current Research and Grants
  • Starling Registry Study, Baxter Pharmaceuticals, PI
  • Latham, H., E, Dwyer, T., T, Gregg, B., L, Simpson, S., Q. 2010. An in vitro study comparing a peripherally inserted central catheter to a conventional central venous catheter: no difference in static and dynamic pressure transmission.. BMC anesthesiology, 10, 18
  • Latham, H., E, Rawson, S., T, Dwyer, T., T, Patel, C., C, Wick, J., A, Simpson, S., Q. 2012. Peripherally inserted central catheters are equivalent to centrally inserted catheters in intensive care unit patients for central venous pressure monitoring.. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing, 26 (2), 85-90
  • Latham, H., E, Pinion, A, Chug, L, Rigler, S., K, Brown, A., R, Mahnken, J., D, O'Brien-Ladner, A. 2014. Medical ICU admissions during weekday rounds are not associated with mortality: a single-center analysis.. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 29 (5), 423-9
  • Latham, H., E, Bengtson, C., D, Satterwhite, L, Stites, M, Subramaniam, D., P, Chen, G., J, Simpson, S., Q. 2017. Stroke volume guided resuscitation in severe sepsis and septic shock improves outcomes.. Journal of critical care, 42, 42-46
  • Latham, Heath ., E . 2018. Hemodynamic monitoring – What’s out there? What’s best for you? (1st Edition)
  • Satterwhite, Lewis, Latham, Heath ., E. 2020. Fluid Management in Sepsis Hypotension and Septic Shock Time to Transition the Conversation from Fluid Responsive to Fluid Refractory?. CHEST, 158 (4), 1319-1320