Prof. Stephen M. Pastores

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 




1982 M.D., Lyceum-Northwestern, Philippines

1978 B.Sc., University of St. Thomas, Philippines

Publications (selected)

  1. Raoof ND, Pastores SM.  Pneumatosis Intestinals and Portal Venous Gas, Radiology Photo Quiz. Resident and Staff Physician 2007; 53(2)
  2. Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Thaler H, Greenstein RG. Critical Care Medicine Use and Cost Among Medicare Beneficiaries 1995-2000: Major Discrepancies Between Two US Federal Medicare Databases. Crit Care Med 2007 Mar;35(3):692-9
  3. Pastores SM. Morbidly obese patients with acute respiratory failure: don’t reach for the endotracheal tube yet! Crit Care Med 2007; 692-9
  4. Pastores SM, Dulu AO, Voigt LP, et al. Premortem clinical diagnoses and postmortem autopsy findings: discrepancies in critically ill cancer patients. Crit Care 2007;Apr 20;11(2):R48 [Epub ahead of print].
  5. Meduri GU, Marik PE, Pastores SM, Annane D. Corticosteroids in ARDS: a counterpoint. Chest 2007;132:1093-4.
  6. Meduri GU, Marik PE, Chrousos GP, Pastores SM, Arlt W, et al. Steroid treatment in ARDS: a critical appraisal of the ARDS network trial and the recent literature. Intensive Care Med 2008; 34:61-9. Epub ahead of print Nov. 14, 2007]
  7. Marik PE, Pastores SM, Kavanagh BP. Corticosteroids for septic shock. NEJM 2008;358:2068-71 (Letter to the Editor).
  8. Marik PE, Pastores SM, Annane D, Meduri GU, et al. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of corticosteroid insufficiency in critically ill adult patients: consensus statements from an international task force by the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Crit Care Med 2008;36:1937-49.
  9. Halpern NA, Raoof ND, Voigt LP, Pastores SM. Challenging family dialogues within the intensive care unit: an intensivist's perspective. J Hosp Med 2008;3(4):354-6.
  10. Kollef MH, Afessa B, Anzueto A, et al and the Nascent Investigation Group (Pastores SM, Alicea M from MSKCC). Silver-coated endotracheal tubes and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: the NASCENT randomized trial. JAMA 2008;300(7):805-13.
  11. Marik P, Myburgh J, Annane D, Vincent JL, Pastores S, Meduri GU, Beishuizen A. What conclusions should be drawn between critical care physician management and patient mortality in the intensive care unit? Ann Intern Med 2008;149:770-1.
  12. Voigt LP, Pastores SM, Raoof ND, Thaler HT, Halpern NA. Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients: Outcomes, Timing, and Patterns. J Intensive Care Med 2009;24:108-115.
  13. Pastores SM. Management of Pulmonary Embolism in the Intensive Care Unit. J Crit Care 2009;24:185-91
  14. Chawla S, Pastores SM, Hassan K, Raoof ND, Voigt LP, Alicea M, Halpern NA. ICU Admissions after Actual or Planned Hospital Discharge: Incidence, Clinical Characteristics, and Outcomes in Cancer Patients. Chest 2009 June 12 [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Kirkland LL, Parham WM, Pastores SM. Approaching hospital administrators about adopting cooling technologies. Crit Care Med 2009; 37 (7 Suppl): S290-4.
  16. Halpern NA, Pastores SM. Critical Care Medicine in the USA 2000-2005: An analysis of bed numbers, use and costs.  Crit Care Med 2009 Aug. 27 Epub ahead of print.
  17. Dellinger RP, Tomayko JF, Angus DC, Lipid Infusion and Patient Outcomes in Sepsis (LIPOS) Investigators, Stephen M. Pastores), et al. Efficacy and safety of a phospholipid emulsion (GR270773) in gram-negative severe sepsis: results of a phase II multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-finding clinical trial. Crit Care Med 2009;37(11):2929-38.
  18. Pastores SM, Voigt LP. Acute respiratory failure in the patient with cancer: diagnostic and management strategies. Crit Care Clin 2010;26:21-40.
  19. Gutierrez C, Pastores SM. Are physicians’ recommendations on limiting life support really burdensome? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2010;181:873.
  20. Sokolovic M, Pastores SM. Transfusion therapy and acute lung injury. Expert Rev Respir Med 2010;4:387-93.
  21. Halpern NA, Pastores SM. Critical care medicine growth requires dealing with our “perfect storm” of manpower shortage (reply). Crit Care Med 2010;38:1613-14.
  22. Halpern NA, Pastores SM, Chawla S, Chen J, Thaler HT. Advance directives in an Oncologic ICU: a contemporary analysis of their frequency, type and impact. J Palliative Care Med 2011;14(4):483-9. Epub 2011 Mar 18
  23. Azoulay E, Soares M, Darmon M, Benoit D, Pastores SM, Afessa B. Intensive care of the cancer patient: recent achievements and remaining challenges. Annals of Intensive Care 2011;1:5
  24. Pastores SM, O’Connor MF, Kleinpell RM, et al. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education resident duty hour new standards: history, changes, and impact on staffing of intensive care units. Crit Care Med 2011 June 23 [Epub ahead of print]
  25. Pastores SM. ACP Journal Club: Review: Intensive insulin therapy does not reduce mortality but increases severe hypoglycemia in hospitalized patients. Ann Intern Med 2011;155:JC1-12.
  26. Halpern NA, Hale KE, Sepkowitz KA, Pastores SM. A world without ventilator-associated pneumonia: time to abandon surveillance and deconstruct the bundle. Crit Care Med 2012;40:267-70.
  27. Pastores SM, Dakwar J, Halpern NA. Costs of critical care medicine. Crit Care Clin 2012;28:1-10
  28. Pastores SM. Corticosteroid effects on hemostatic biomarkers in early acute respiratory distress syndrome: does it matter? Crit Care Med 2012;40:679-80.

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