Committee and Speakers

Irshad H. Chaudry

Irshad H. Chaudry obtained his PhD from Monash University, Australia and after a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto, was appointed as an Instructor/Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Medicine. He moved to Yale University in 1976 as Associate Professor and was later promoted to Full Professor. In 1986, he moved to Michigan State University as Professor and Director of Surgical Research.  Brown University recruited him in 1996 as Professor and Director of the Center for Surgical Research. In 2000, he moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as Professor of Surgery, Microbiology, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery from August, 2000 to June, 2015 and is the Director of the Center for Surgical Research at UAB since August, 2000.

Dr. Chaudry has trained over 100 Post-Doctoral and Doctoral students, many of whom have become academic leaders and Department Chairman’s.  He has served on various NIH Study Sections, including being the Chairman of Surgery, Anesthesia and Trauma Study Section for 2 years; VA Merit Review Board for Surgery; Advisory Committee for Septic Shock Research Program, Navy Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; USAMRMC-CDMRP Polytrauma Scientific Review panel member and Chairman; and is a Steering Committee member of the Department of Defense (DoD) Hemorrhage and Resuscitation R&D Committee, USAMRMC since 2010.  

Irshad Chaudry received the Senior Faculty Meritorious Research Award from Sigma Xi, Michigan State University Chapter in 1992, the Distinguished Faculty Award at Michigan State University in 1992-1993, the Shock Society Scientific Achievement Award in 1997, and the NIH MERIT AWARD in 1999. He also received the American Heart Association Life Time Achievement Award for Trauma Science in 2005.  He has been funded by the NIH, DARPA and DoD grants.  An Honorary membership was bestowed upon him by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma in 1993, and also by the Society of University Surgeons in 1993. He has served as President of the USA Shock Society, Surgical Infection Society, and the International Federation of Shock Societies. He was bestowed an Honorary Professorship at Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China in 2005; and at Hebei North University, China in 2012.

Dr. Chaudry is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal SHOCK since 1994; is an editorial board member of the American J Surgery, and various other journals. He has published over 640 peer-reviewed papers, and over 100 specifically dealing with the salutary effects of estrogen and estrogen derivatives including Ethinyl estradiol-3-sulfate.  Dr. Chaudry and his colleagues have been granted two patents for treating trauma-hemorrhage and various adverse circulatory conditions including TBI using estrogens.