Dr. Marin Kollef is a Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Care Services at BarnesJewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a member of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Critical Care Committee. After completing his Bachelor of Science from the US Military Academy in West Point, NY, Dr. Kollef went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Kollef then completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care at the Medigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians Dr. Kollef has lectured extensively on numerous critical care topics, including fungal infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, antibiotic resistance, and optimization of antibiotic therapy. Dr. Kollef has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts, letters, case reports, editorials, and invited publications. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Respiratory Care, Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Informed Decisions/Clinical Strategies, and Journal of Surgical Infections and is a reviewer for many journals including Chest, JAMA, and the New England Journal of Medicine.