Paul E. Marik

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research overview

  • My research interests pertain mainly to critical care medicine and include sepsis, adrenal function, respiratory failure, nutrition and vitamin C.


  • Biography summary:

    Publications 720 (as listed by Google Scholar), Citations 37 778, Citations/paper 44, Authors/paper 2.43

    H index 92

    Most recent Publications.

    1. Marik PE, Patel MP, Varon J. Corticosteroids and Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Shock 2019; 22:701-712.

    2. Patel M, Khangoora V, Marik PE. A Review of the Pulmonary and Health impact of Hookah Use. Annals American Thoracic Society 2019; 10:1215-1219.

    3. Marik PE, Liggett A. Putting the Orange into the Banana Bag: Vitamin C deficiency is common in alcohol use disorders. Crit Care 2019; 23:165

    4. Marik PE. Is intravenous Vitamin C contraindicated in patients with G6PD deficiency? Crit Care 2019; 23:109.

    5. Chan ED, Chan MM, Chan MM, Marik PE. Use of glucocorticoids in the acute and critical care setting: science and clinical evidence. Pharmacol Therapeutics 2020; 206;107428.

    6. Middendorf M, Busaileh A, Babakhani A, Marik PE. Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis: Treatment with low dose corticosteroids, vitamin C, and thiamine. BJM Case reports 2019;12: e230538.

    7. Martin G, Kaufman D, Marik P, Shapiro N, Levett D, Whittle J for the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) 5 workgroup. Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) consensus statement on fundamental concepts in perioperative fluid management: fluid responsiveness and venous capacitance. Perioperative Medicine 2019; (in press).

    8. Marik PE. Lactate guided resuscitation- Nothing is more dangerous than conscientious foolishness. J Thoracic Dis 2019;

    9. Varon, J, Marik PE. Predatory Journals. Beware on who you trust. Curr Resp Med Reviews 2019; 15:2.

    10. Marik PE. Nutritional support in hospitalized pateins. Feed the cold (and malnourished) and starve the febrile. JAMA Network Open 2019;2:e1915707..

    11. Biancatelli RC, Berrill M, Marik PE. Antiviral properties of Vitamin C. Expert Review of anti-infective therapy 2020;18:99-101.

    12. Marik PE. The Management of Sepsis: Science & Fiction. J Thorac Dis 2020; 12(Suppl 1): S1-S4.

    13. Marik PE. Vitamin C: An Essential "stress hormone" during sepsis. J Thorac Dis 2020;12(Suppl 1):S84-S88.

    14. Spiegel R, Gordon, D, Marik PE. Sepsis and the lactate myth. J Thorac Dis 2020;12(Suppl 1):S48-S53.

    15. Marik PE, Payen D. CITRIS-ALI: How statistics were used to obfuscate the true findings. Anesth Crit Care Pain Med 2019;38: 575-577.

    16. Marik PE, Van Haren F, Byrne L.Fluid resuscitation in sepsis: The 30ml/kg hoax. J Thorac Dis 2020; 12(Suppl 1):S37-S47.

    17. Colunga Biancatelli RM, Berrill M, Mohammed YH, Marik PE. Melatonin for the treatment of sepsis: the scientific rationale. J Thorac Dis 2020:12 (Suppl 1):S54-S65.

    18. Marik PE, Varon J, Surani S. Hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid and thiamine (HAT Rx) for sepsis. Is the jury out? World J Diabetes 2020;11:90-94.

    19. Honore PM, Marik PE, Oudermans-van Straaten, et al. Dosing vitamin C in critically ill patients with special attention to renal replacement therapy. Ann Intens Care 2020;10:23.

    20. Marik PE, Shankaran S, King L. The effect of Copper-Oxide treated soft and hard surfaces on the incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections: A two-phase study. J hosp Infection 2020; ePub.


selected publications

preferred title

  • Professor of Medicine, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care

full name

  • Paul E. Marik, MD

recognition and awards

  • 2017- American College of Physicians, National Teacher of the Year Award, San Diego, CA
    2017- Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth Virginia, Emergency Medicine Residency, Staff Teaching Award
    2018- Teacher of the Year Award, EVMS Department of Emergency Medicine
    2018- Teacher of the Year Award, Naval Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency
    2019- Teacher of the Year Award, Naval Medical Center, Emergency Medicine Residency


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