Associate Editors



  • Robert E. Fromm

    Cardiology Section, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

  • Paul Marik

    Jefferson University School of Medicine. Philadelphia, USA.

Asia and Pacific

  • Anthony McLean

    Department of Intensive Care. Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

  • Dessmon YH Tai

    Senior Consultant, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
    Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

  • Ross Freebairn

    Medical Director, Intensive Care Services, Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hasting NZ.


  • Santiago Herrero Fernandez

    Department of Intensive Care and Coronary Unit, Hospital de Cabueñes, Gijón, Asturias, Spain

Middle East

  • Mahmoud ElBarbary

    Department of Cardiac Sciencies. King Abdul Aziz Medical City, Riyadh-Saudi Arabia.
    Director of the National and Gulf Center for Evidenced Based Medicine.

  • Abdullah Al-Shimemeri

    Department of Intensive Care. King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Joseph Varon, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM

Chief of Critical Care Services
University General Hospital
Houston, Texas 77030

Clinical Professor of Medicine
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Clinical Office:

2219 Dorrington
Houston, Texas 77030
713-669-1671 FAX

Academic Office:

713-839-1467 FAX

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About us


Critical Care and Shock has its origin in the regular discussions of a small circle of intensivists from the US, Europe, Japan, and Indonesia who pioneered the international conference of critical care medicine, better known as the Indonesian-International Symposium on Shock and Critical Care, which is held annually in Indonesia since 1994. It was thought at that time that it would be worthwhile to publish a journal in critical care medicine as part of the effort to support and promote the annual conference and to share the latest advances in critical care with the potential readers in Western Pacific region that might complement favorably to the conference.

The first issue of Critical Care and Shock appeared in June 1998 featuring the articles mostly from the guest speakers of the annual Indonesian-International Symposium on Shock and Critical Care.

From its beginning Critical Care and Shock has been the official journal of the Indonesian Society of Critical Care Medicine.

By 1999, at the Council meeting of Western Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine (WPACCM), it was approved to adopt Critical Care and Shock as the official journal of WPACCM. Also, as of the February issue of 2001, Critical Care and Shock has become the official journal the Philippines Society of Critical Care Medicine.

At present, Critical Care and Shock is enjoying increasing readership in the countries of the Western Pacific region, and welcome the submission of manuscripts from intensivists and other professionals in critical care around the globe to be published in its future issues.

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