Alexandra Pratt

Alexandra Pratt, MD, is an attending physician, Surgical Critical Care, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. At the Hospital Center, she is chair of the Vascular Access Device Committee and is medical director of the Procedure Service. In addition, she is a member of the Critical Care Committee and serves as a physician liaison to the Surgical Critical Care advanced practice clinicians. She teaches a twice monthly educational seminar, which she developed for advanced practice clinicians in Surgical Critical Care and other Hospital Center staff.

Dr. Pratt serves as a peer reviewer for Critical Care Medicine. She previously was an editorial reviewer for The Tarascon Internal Medicine and Critical Care Pocketbook, 5th Ed. (Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA). Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Dr. Pratt is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Neurocritical Care Society. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, and she is fluent in Swedish as well as English.

Her medical degree is from Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD.

Research Interests

Dr. Pratt's research interests include

  • Surgical critical care
  • Intensive care
  • Ventilator management
  • Neurocritical care
  • Left ventricular assist device management

Selected Research

Use of AC607 in Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Dr. Pratt is an investigator on this randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of AC607 for the treatment of acute kidney injury in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery. This study, sponsored by AlloCure Inc., will enroll patients who have experienced kidney injury within 48 hours of their surgery. Subjects will receive a single administration of AC607 or placebo. Kidney recovery will be defined as a return to pre-operative baseline serum creatinine values.

Effect of the Clinical Center Critical-Care Information System on Provider Workflow in the Intensive-Care Unit

Dr. Pratt is principal investigator on this study, sponsored by the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. This study was designed to determine the impact of a new electronic information system on nurse and physician workflow in the intensive-care unit.

View Dr. Pratt's publications on PubMed

  • Research Areas
  • Other Surgical