Vinay Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS

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Vinay  Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS

Vinay Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS

Hugh R. Sharp, Jr., Chair of Medicine and Physician Executive, The Medical Group

Expertise & Research Interests

  • COVID-19 Response Strategies
  • Innovative Care Delivery Models
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Sepsis
  • Tele-ICU
  • Care Standardization


  • MS, Health Care Delivery Science, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • M.D., Medical College of Virginia
  • BA, Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University

Vinay Maheshwari, M.D., MHCDS

Hugh R. Sharp, Jr., Chair of Medicine and Physician Executive, The Medical Group

Dr. Vinay Maheshwari oversees the clinical care, training and education for most hospital-based providers and a large number of learners at ChristianaCare, one of the nation’s 25 busiest health systems for admissions. Additionally, as physician executive for The Medical Group, Dr. Maheshwari is responsible for creating care teams of providers that can provide optimal care for patients in an acute care setting. He spearheads ChristianaCare’s efforts to reimagine and redesign care delivery models to increase access to hospital-level care, whether that care is provided within a nursing unit or in a patient’s home, virtually.


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Media Appearances

How are doctors treating COVID-19 patients now?

2021-07-26 , WHYY
Patients experiencing more severe disease, such as inflammation in their lungs, and who require high amounts of oxygen or ventilator support, often receive anti-inflammatory treatment.

“There are a number of receptors and pathways within our body that the virus can trigger and cause an immune response, which then causes a global inflammation or inflammatory response,” said Dr. Vinay Maheshwari, Hugh R. Sharp Jr. Chair of Medicine and physician executive of The Medical Group at ChristianaCare.
Selected Papers and Publications

Correlation of Venous Blood Gas and Pulse Oximetry With Arterial Blood Gas in the Undifferentiated Critically Ill Patient

2016-06-09 , Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Blood gas analysis is often used to assess acid–base, ventilation, and oxygenation status in critically ill patients. Although arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis remains the gold standard, venous blood gas (VBG) analysis has been shown to correlate with ABG analysis and has been proposed as a safer less invasive alternative to ABG analysis.

Use and Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Failure in Different Age Groups

2016-01-01 , Respiratory Care
The prevalence of chronic disease and do-not-intubate status increases with age. Thus, we aimed to determine characteristics and outcomes associated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) use for acute respiratory failure (ARF) in different age groups.

Where is Noninvasive Ventilation Actually Delivered for Acute Respiratory Failure?

2015-07-26 , Lung
Few studies have examined locations of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) application for acute respiratory failure (ARF). We aimed to track actual locations of NIV delivery and related outcomes.

Use and Outcomes of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Acute Care Hospitals in Massachusetts

2014-05-01 , Chest
This study determined actual utilization rates and outcomes of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIV) at selected hospitals that had participated in a prior survey on NIV use.
External Service and Affiliations
  • American College of Chest Physicians -- Fellow
  • American College of Physicians -- Fellow
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University -- Clinical Assistant Professor
Selected Honors and Awards
  • Teacher of the Year, Awarded a Teacher of the Year as a clinical instructor at Harvard University Medical School in Boston.