Investigator Bio

Brian M Fuller, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Asociate Professor, Anesthesiology -- Critical Care

fullerb@wustl.edu

Dr. Fuller's Research Lab
 

Brian Fuller holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he graduated in 1998.  He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2003 and then entered the four-year residency program in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, serving as chief resident during his final year.  Upon completion of residency in 2007, he opted for further training in Critical Care Medicine, and completed the two-year multidisciplinary critical care fellowship at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey in 2009.  In 2009, he came to Washington University in t. Louis, where he was the first clinician with dual training, board certification, and appointments in both Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.  His primary clinical duties are in the Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department.  He earned his Master's of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) in 2021 through the Washington University Clinical Research Training Center.

Dr. Fuller's primary research interests are in critical care syndromes with high morbidity and mortality, namely sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).  his focus also is in studying interventions traditionally reserved for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to a more proximal time window in presentation, such as the Emergency Department (ED).  His research has shown that lung-protective ventilation is uncommon in ED patients, progression to ARDS occurs shortly after admission from the ED, and is associated with how the ventilator is dosed in the ED.  He also conducted a PET imaging pilot trial, showing essentially that critically ill ED patients have "pre-injured" lungs, with extensive neutrophilic inflammation.  This puts them at risk for ARDS by treatment provided (or not provided) in the ED and early ICU course (i.e. accrual of "second hits").  His work has also shown that the early implementation of lung-protective ventilation in the ED is associated with a reduction in pulmonary complications, ventilator duration, and mortality (The LOV-ED Trial)

He has been invited to lecture at numerous venues within the university, to include Pulmonary, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery resident education series, and the multidisciplinary critical care lecture series.  He has also spoken at the Missouri Respiratory Care Conference and various universities across the nation.  He has over 60 peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications and has authored several textbook chapters, and critical care board review books.  These include mechanical ventilation chapters in what is considered the gold standard critical care textbook (Parrillo/Dellinger) and the first ever neurocritical care textbook.  Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board for SHOCK, and multiple committees at Washington University.  In recognition of his clinical teaching, Dr. Fuller was also awarded the Golden Stethoscope award by the emergency medicine residents for two consecutive years, and nominated for the Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Education

  • BS: Biology: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1998
  • MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2003

Training

  • Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2007
  • Chief Resident: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2007
  • Chief Fellow: Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, 2009
  • MSCI: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Golden Stethoscope Teaching Award, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2010-2011
  • Golden Stethoscope Teaching Award, Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2011-2012
  • SCCM Emergency Medicine Section Travel Grant Recipient.  principal Investigator, 2012
  • Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence Nominee-Barnes Jewish Hospital Washington University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Early Career Reviewer (ECR), Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 2015
  • Reviewer Committee, BJHF/ICTS  Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program, 2015
  • SCCM Research Section Travel Grant Recipient.  Principal Investigator, 2017
  • SCCM Emergency Medicine Section Travel Grant Recipient.  Principal Investigator, 2017
Publications

Projects


Contact Us
sarah.pruett@wustl.edu
Follow Us:     
Everyday EBM   
P: (314) 747-4156
F: (314) 362-0478
Make a Gift
EM Statistics
Adult ED Visits: 95,600
Pediatric ED Visits: 50,000
Trauma Center: Level 1
Residency Type: 1-4
Fellowship Programs: 5
FT Faculty: 40
Residents: 48