Pierre Kory M.P.A., M.D.

Critical care physician
Founding member of the FLCCC Alliance and co-author of the MATH+ and I-MASK+ Prophylaxis and Treatment Protocols for COVID-19

Contributions to the Field of Medicine

Pierre Kory is the former Chief of the Critical Care Service and Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center at the University of Wisconsin. He is considered one of the world pioneers in the use of
ultrasound by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients. He helped develop and run the first national courses in Critical Care Ultrasonography in the U.S., and served as a Director of these
courses with the American College of Chest Physicians for several years. He is also the senior editor of the most popular textbook in the field titled “Point of Care Ultrasound,” a book that is now in its 2nd edition and that has been translated into 7 languages worldwide. He has led over 100 courses nationally and internationally teaching physicians this now-standard skill in his specialty. Dr. Kory was also one of the pioneers in the United States in the research, development, and teaching of performing therapeutic hypothermia to treat post-cardiac arrest patients. In 2005, his hospital was the first in New York City to begin regularly treating patients with therapeutic hypothermia. He then served as an expert panel member for New York City’s Project Hypothermia, a collaborative project between the Fire Department of New York and Emergency Medical Services that created cooling protocols within a network of 44 regional hospitals along with a triage and transport system that directed patients to centers of excellence in hypothermia treatment, of which his hospital was one of the first. Known as a Master Educator, Dr. Kory has won numerous departmental and divisional teaching awards in every hospital he has worked and has delivered hundreds of courses and invited lectures throughout his career.

In collaboration with Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Kory pioneered the research and treatment of septic shock patients with high doses of intravenous ascorbic acid. His work was the first to identify the critical relationship between the time of initiation of therapy and survival in septic shock patients, an aspect of the therapy that led to understanding all the failed randomized controlled trials that employed delayed therapy.

Dr. Kory has led ICU’s in multiple COVID-19 hotspots throughout the pandemic, having led his old ICU in New York City during their initial surge in May for 5 straight weeks, he then travelled to other COVID-19 hotspots to run COVID ICU’s in Greenville, South Carolina and Milwaukee, WI during their surges. He has co-authored 5 influential papers on COVID-19 with the most impactful being a paper that was the first to support the diagnosis of early COVID-19 respiratory disease as an organizing pneumonia, thus explaining the critical response of the disease to corticosteroids.


1988–1994 B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado Major Mathematics

1994–1996 M.P.A. New York University, New York, NY Health Policy and Administration

1998–2002 M.D. St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies

2002–2005 Residency Internal Medicine, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital, New York

2005–2008 Fellowship Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York

Certification and Licensure

2015 Wisconsin Medical License (exp. 10/31/2021)

2015 Illinois Medical License (exp. 11/19/2021)

2005, 2015 Internal Medicine

2008, 2019 Pulmonary Diseases

2008, 2018 Critical Care Medicine

2008 National Board Exam in Echocardiography - Pass

2009 Healthcare Simulation Training - Instructor Certification

Present Appointment/Position

December 2020 President, Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance

Past Appointments/Positions

1995–1997 Project Coordinator - Study of Incentives to Improve Medicaid Immunization

Coverage Rates, NYC Dept. of Health and Centers for Disease Control

1997–1998 Project Director - Study of Incentives to Improve Medicaid Immunization Coverage

Rates, NYC Dept. of Health and Centers for Disease Control

2008–2015 Attending Physician - MICU, Pulmonary Consultation Service, Faculty Practice Beth

Israel Medical Center, NY, NY

2008–2012 Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New

York, NY

2008–2015 Director of Simulation Training–Department of Medicine Beth Israel Medical

Center, New York

2012–2015 Program Director - Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship -

Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York

2013–2015 Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,

New York, NY

2016–2020 Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Health Scientist Track University of

Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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2015–2020 Critical Care Service Chief, Medical Director, Trauma and Life Support Center

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

May 2020 COVID-19 Emergency Critical Care Attending Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical

Center, New York, NY

8/20–10/20 Weatherby Health Care, Locums Critical Care Specialist Greenville Memorial

Hospital, Greenville, SC

10/20–12/20 Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI Intensivist, Advocate Critical

Care Service

Professional Society Memberships

2006–2012 American College of Chest Physicians

2008–2010 Medical Society of the State of New York

2008–2011 Society of Critical Care Medicine

2010–present American Thoracic SocietyHonors and Awards

1999–2002 Iota Epsilon Alpha International Medical Honor Society

2003 Best Internal Medicine Resident in Primary Care Award, PGY1

2004 Best Internal Medicine Resident Award, PGY2

2007 “Feature Article” in November 2007 issue of Chest

2008 Teaching Faculty of the Year, Dept. Of Medicine, Beth Israel Med. Ctr

2008 Health Care Association of New York Quality Institute “Profiles in QI”

2008 Modern Healthcare - 16th Annual Spirit of Excellence Award Nominee

2009 Young Investigator Award Semifinalist-DVT Study - Chest 2009

2009 Young Investigator Award Semifinalist-Hypothermia - Chest 2009

2010 1st Prize - Beth Israel Medical Center Research Fair

2013 Super Doctors - “Rising Stars” of New York City

2013 Anesthesia and Analgesia Article Featured in Journal Watch, MDLinx

2013 1st Prize - Beth Israel Research Fair-RCT of Videolaryngoscopy

2013 Honorable Mention BI Research Fair 2013-IVC Analysis Study

2013 Young Investigator Award Semi-Finalist - Chest Annual Meeting 2013

2013 Critical Care Smart Brief, Nov. 2013 - Videolaryngoscopy Abstract

2013 Medscape Medical News Feature, Nov. 2013 - Videolaryngoscopy

2015 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic’s Trauma and Life Support Center Team

Member of the Month, June 2015

2015 President’s Choice Award, British Medical Association Book Awards

2015 Highly Commended in Internal Medicine, British Medical Association Book Awards

2016 Madison Magazine Dane County “Top Docs”- Critical Care

2016 James B. Skatrud Teaching Award - UW PCCM Fellowship

2016 Outstanding Off–Service Faculty Teaching Award -UW Dept. Emergency Medicine

2017 Madison Magazine Dane County “Top Docs”- Critical Care

2018 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, UW Department of Medicine

2018 Madison Magazine Dane County “Top Docs”- Critical Care

2019 Department of Medicine - Tribute from a Patient

2019 Gold Medal Award - Highest Abstract Score - 2019 Annual Meeting

2019 UW Health Physician Excellence Award Nominee

2020 Founding Member, Front-Line Critical Care Working Group, www.flccc.net Grant Support

2018 University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Committee Education Committee Grant - $20,000

2012 Principal Investigator - Impact of housestaff performed lung ultrasonography  using a hand-carried ultrasound device General Electric - $80,000 in equipment support

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