The Hans E. Einstein, MD
Memorial Lectureship

at Barlow Respiratory Hospital

Every year, Barlow Respiratory Hospital extends the invitation to our pulmonary / critical care community to join with colleagues for an evening of networking and science on the historic Barlow campus.

In 2001, Barlow Respiratory Hospital was pleased to honor Hans E. Einstein, MD for his pioneering contributions and longstanding dedication to the advancement of medicine. The CME accredited scientific session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff was named the Hans E. Einstein, MD Lectureship. It was renamed as a memorial lectureship after Dr. Einstein passed away in August 2012.

A cousin of Albert Einstein, Dr. Hans Einstein was no stranger to being an innovator in his field. A Southern California resident since 1951, Dr. Einstein devoted more than half a century to developments and improvements in diagnosing and treating many well-known and costly diseases, including tuberculosis, AIDS and Valley Fever. A local medical legend and international expert in Valley Fever, Dr. Einstein was instrumental in spreading knowledge of the disease to the Southern California community, as it is a disease endemic to the geographic area. He oversaw clinical trials that resulted in one of the disease's most effective treatments to date, and continued to devote his time to the development of a vaccine to help further control this serious disease.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Einstein shared with Barlow Respiratory Hospital his medical expertise and commitment to quality care, formerly serving as Medical Director and CEO, and as a member of the Barlow Respiratory Hospital Board of Directors.

Beyond Barlow, Dr. Einstein's career serving the Southern California medical community included four decades as physician and educator at USC's Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, and several decades directing staff and education programs at The Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles as well as Kern Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Greater Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield.  He was a professor at California State University in Bakersfield.  His responsibilities also included president and fellow of numerous regional and national professional organizations and reviewer and consultant for several prestigious medical journals. An international consultant, Dr. Einstein was invited by China to visit and serve as an advisor to recommend changes to the hospital and healthcare system in Macao.

Dr.  Einstein established an educational scholarship fund for aspiring medical students and continued to teach at local universities well into his later years, including USC School of Medicine where he held the title of Professor Emeritus. Beyond his commitment to community, Dr. Einstein was a devoted family man, father of five daughters and proud grandfather.

Visiting professors and titles of past lectures:

2014 (November)
Sepsis, Pneumonia, and the Respiratory Microbiome
Richard G. Wunderink, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

2014 (February)
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Understanding & Improving Long-Term Complications after Critical Illness
Dale M. Needham, FCA, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Outcomes After Critical Illness & Surgery (OACIS) Group, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical Director, Critical Care Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2012
The Role of LTAC Hospitals in Critical Illness Recovery
Jeremy M. Kahn, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Critical Care, Medicine and Health Policy
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health

2010
Beyond Description, Interventions to Improve Long-Term Outcomes in the Critically Ill
Gordon D. Rubenfeld, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2009
Chronic Critical Illness: Can We Predict the Future?
Shannon S. Carson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2008
Sleep and Mechanical Ventilation: Determinants and Consequences
Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Chief of Research, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine

2007
Implications of Staphylococcal Resistance in the Critically Ill Patient
Stanley C. Deresinski, MD, FACP 
Professor of Medicine, Stanford University 
Stanford, CA

2006
Update on TB: Some Things Old, Some Things New
Michael D. Iseman, MD 
Professor of Medicine 
University of Colorado School of Medicine 
National Jewish Research and Medical Center

2005
Lung Protective Ventilatory Strategies
Neil R. MacIntrye, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary Division
Duke University Medical Center Durham, North Carolina

2004
Palliative Care in the Critical Care Setting: Challenges and Opportunities
Kenneth E.  Rosenfeld, MD
Director, Veterans Integrated Palliative (VIP) Program
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

2003
Genetics and Molecular Biology Are Not Medicine: Clinical Trial Experimental Design, Explicit Protocols, and ARDS Network Results
Alan H.  Morris, MD, FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Medical Informatics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director of Research, Pulmonary Division, LDS Hospital
Salt Lake City, Utah

2002
Aerosolized Antibiotics in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
Gerald C.  Smaldone, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
State University of New York at Stony Brook

2001 Inaugural Presentation
Coccidioidomycosis
Royce H.  Johnson, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA