Joseph Alan Govert, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 6 East, Room 42, Duke Medical Pavillion, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-5919
Email address gover001@mc.duke.edu

I am trying to focus my research efforts in two specific areas, the medical intensive care unit, and clinical lung cancer research. Within the intensive care unit I am specifically interested in clinical trials and outcome evaluation. My interest in lung cancer centers on the clinical and cost effectiveness of various diagnostic procedures.

In the intensive care unit I am specifically involved in clinical trials for the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). At the present time I am on the steering committee for the NIH ARDS clinical trial network. We are currently enrolling patients in clinical protocols studying the effects of ventilator strategies, as well as novel therapeutic agents in the outcome of ARDS. I am also interested in ICU outcome research including statistical modeling of ICU outcomes.

My interest in lung cancer research centers on evaluating the efficacy of diagnostic tests in the diagnosis of pulmonary malignancy. I have retrospectively and prospectively evaluated brochoscopic procedures, comparing the sensitivity and specificity of various techniques as well as their cost-effectiveness. I am also currently analyzing the clinical utility and cost-effectiveness of positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of lung cancer.

Key words: clinical trials, medical intensive care, lung cancer diagnostic testing

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Pulmonary Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1993 - 1996
  • Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1989 - 1992
  • M.D., University of California at Irvine, 1989

Publications

Grissom, CK, Hirshberg, EL, Dickerson, JB, Brown, SM, Lanspa, MJ, Liu, KD, Schoenfeld, D, Tidswell, M, Hite, RD, Rock, P, Miller, RR, Morris, AH, and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Clinical Trials Network, . "Fluid management with a simplified conservative protocol for the acute respiratory distress syndrome*." Critical care medicine 43, no. 2 (February 2015): 288-295.

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25599463
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Schell-Chaple, HM, Puntillo, KA, Matthay, MA, Liu, KD, National Heart, Lung, and and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network, . "Body temperature and mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome." American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 24, no. 1 (January 2015): 15-23.

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25554550
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Catania, J, Que, LG, Govert, JA, Hollingsworth, JW, and Wolfe, CR. "High intensive care unit admission rate for 2013-2014 influenza is associated with a low rate of vaccination." American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 189, no. 4 (February 2014): 485-487. (Letter)

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24512430
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Rosoff, PM, Patel, KR, Scates, A, Rhea, G, Bush, PW, and Govert, JA. "Coping with critical drug shortages: an ethical approach for allocating scarce resources in hospitals." Arch Intern Med 172, no. 19 (October 22, 2012): 1494-1499. (Review)

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23007382
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Turner, DA, Williford, WL, Peters, MA, Thalman, JJ, Shearer, IR, Walczak, RJ, Griffis, M, Olson, SA, Sowers, KW, Govert, JA, Macintyre, NR, and Cheifetz, IM. "Development of a collaborative program to provide extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for adults with refractory hypoxemia within the framework of a pandemic." Pediatr Crit Care Med 12, no. 4 (July 2011): 426-430.

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21057349
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Norfolk, SG, Hollingsworth, CL, Wolfe, CR, Govert, JA, Que, LG, Cheifetz, IM, and Hollingsworth, JW. "Rescue therapy in adult and pediatric patients with pH1N1 influenza infection: a tertiary center intensive care unit experience from April to October 2009." Crit Care Med 38, no. 11 (November 2010): 2103-2107.

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20711068
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Unroe, M, Kahn, JM, Carson, SS, Govert, JA, Martinu, T, Sathy, SJ, Clay, AS, Chia, J, Gray, A, Tulsky, JA, and Cox, CE. "One-year trajectories of care and resource utilization for recipients of prolonged mechanical ventilation: a cohort study." Ann Intern Med 153, no. 3 (August 3, 2010): 167-175.

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20679561
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Cox, CE, and Govert, JA. "Assessing the comparative value of sedatives in the intensive care unit." Crit Care Med 38, no. 2 (February 2010): 709-711.

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20083938
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Cox, CE, Martinu, T, Sathy, SJ, Clay, AS, Chia, J, Gray, AL, Olsen, MK, Govert, JA, Carson, SS, and Tulsky, JA. "Expectations and outcomes of prolonged mechanical ventilation." Crit Care Med 37, no. 11 (November 2009): 2888-2894.

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19770733
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Carson, SS, Garrett, J, Hanson, LC, Lanier, J, Govert, J, Brake, MC, Landucci, DL, Cox, CE, and Carey, TS. "A prognostic model for one-year mortality in patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation." Crit Care Med 36, no. 7 (July 2008): 2061-2069.

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18552692
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