The Center for Cardiac Arrest Survival (CCAS) is a new center created within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine (Pitt-DEM) to address the need for a comprehensive, research-driven approach to reducing mortality from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The CCAS builds off of decades of experience and leadership in OHCA research in Pitt-DEM but understands the need to integrate multiple disciplines into the fight, including computer science, social work, engineering, and others, and the community itself. The CCAS mission will be to attack all links in the chain of survival, leveraging the skills of this diverse array of partners, from the laboratory to the home, to ensure that research translates into real public health impact.

Presently, our team is composed of:

Ankur A. Doshi, MD

Leonard Weiss, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

David Salcido, Ph-D

Tanner Smida, BS

Ryann DeMaio, BS

Leo Kates

We can be reached at:

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Cardiac Arrest Survival
CCAS@pitt.edu | 412-864-1118