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Dr. Sergei Shushunov, MD was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where in 1977 he graduated from the Pediatric Medical Institute and was trained in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He immigrated to the United States in 1981 where he received training in General Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Training at Universities of Illinois and Minnesota. He received Board Certification in General Pediatrics in 1989 and in Pediatric Critical Care in 1990. During his career, Sergei Shushunov worked in several community and academic hospitals and had the opportunity to open two Pediatric Intensive Care Units in the United States, while caring for patients ranging from newborns to late teens and adults. As a medical director his responsibilities included development and the implementation of policies and procedures; the development and implementation of treatment protocols; participation in a continuous quality improvement committee, critical care committee, ethics committee and utilization review committee; development and implementation of pediatric intensive care medical students and pediatric residents curriculum; supervision of patient transport, nurses, respiratory care technicians, pediatric residents and pediatric ICU medical staff. He served as a faculty member at University of Illinois and University of Kansas, teaching medical students and pediatric residents. Over the past few years, he focused on developing a new Therapeutic Hypothermia / Targeted Temperature Management System based on hyper-cold air mechanical ventilation. In addition to his training in conventional medicine, he was trained in Medical Acupuncture and Pharmacognosy at UCLA and the University of Illinois. Sergei owns 2 patents and has several publications in peer review journals. His interests outside of medicine include hunting, sailing, theater, literature, art movies and classical jazz.