Dr. Terán is an associate professor of emergency medicine, translational resuscitation scientist at Weill-Cornell Medicine in New York. He completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at Mount Sinai Hospital, a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania and is a testamur of the National Board of Echocardiography Critical Care Echocardiography Examination.
He directs the Resuscitation Science Unit of the Division of Emergency Research and is co-chair of the Committee on Cardiac Arrest and Rapid Response Teams at Weill Cornell Medicine. Using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), his current work focuses on the study of the physiological effects of chest compressions on haemodynamics and cerebral perfusion, and their impact on resuscitation outcomes.
He is founder of the Resuscitative TEE Project and principal investigator of the Resuscitative TEE Collaborative Registry (rTEECoRe), a research network that aims to accelerate the development of research into the use of TEE in emergency and critical care. As course director of The Resuscitative TEE Workshop, Dr. Terán leads a
multidisciplinary group of experts and has trained more than 1,700 physicians worldwide.
His research has been funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and the Zoll Foundation, as well as the National Institute of Health (NIH). Recently, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) awarded him a research training grant to investigate the haemodynamic impact and clinical outcomes of TEE during cardiac arrest, as well as barriers and facilitators to successful application during resuscitation.