Dr. Phil Verhoef is an adult and pediatric intensivist at Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii, after having been an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics working in the MICU and PICU at the University of Chicago. As a single-payer advocate, he has been a national board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, past president of the Illinois Single Payer Coalition, past president of the PNHP-IL chapter, and has been the faculty advisor for the Pritzker School of Medicine SNaHP chapter since its inception. His healthcare reform and single-payer-related publications include letters, op-eds, and editorials in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Chest, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Springfield Journal Register, and kevinmd.com.
Dr. Verhoef completed medical and graduate training at Case Western Reserve University, followed by residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UCLA and subspecialty ICU fellowship training at the University of Chicago. He has led an NIH-funded research lab studying the immunology of sepsis in the ICU and his scientific work has been published in Nature, PNAS, AJRCCM, AJRCMB, JCI-Insight, and Journal of Immunology. Dr. Verhoef is interested in improving the care of septic patients through a precise understanding of their immune systems in response to infection, using a range of translational and “big data” methodologies.