Dr. Ashish K Khanna is an associate professor of anesthesiology and vice-chair for research with the department of anesthesiology, section on critical care medicine at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He is also a member of the Wake Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Center for Healthcare Innovation, and the Wake Forest Hypertension and Vascular Research Cardiovascular Science Center. He is also director of the Perioperative Outcomes and Informatics Collaborative (POIC), a large perioperative outcomes collaborative research program. His research interests include prediction of post-operative respiratory and cardiac events on the regular nursing floor, use of large datasets for perioperative outcomes research, effects of hypotension in critically ill patients and use of novel vasopressors in shock states in the ICU. Dr. Khanna has published more than a 120 full papers. Dr. Khanna led the Angiotensin II in High Output Shock trial which resulted in FDA approval for the novel vasopressor.