Dr. Daniel Brodie: we anticipate a widespread application of ECMO as a carbon dioxide removal device

Jessie S. Zhong, Xiaoyan Lu, Suyuan Pang


The Annals of Translational Medicine (ATM) was honored to have the chance to meet Dr. Daniel Brodie (Figure 1) at the 2014 Chinese Heart Congress, Director of the Medical ICUs and the Medical Critical Care Service at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a leader and innovator in the field of adult ECMO and runs one of the largest ECMO programs in the world for adult respiratory failure. After the meeting, Dr. Brodie and his colleagues, Dr. Cara Agerstrand and Dr. Darryl Abrams, Assistant Professors from Columbia University Medical Center, shared with us their profound ideas about ECMO.