About Us

Talmor pictureDaniel Talmor, MD, MPH


Dr. Talmor is Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Talmor has a productive record of original research in intensive care medicine.  He has initiated and coordinated clinical trials and inter-institutional collaborations.  He directs the Medical Coordinating Center and oversees the overall conduct of the clinical trial and ancillary studies.



Loring pictureStephen Loring, MD


Dr. Loring is a respiratory physiologist and physician with over 30 years’ experience in physiological and clinical research and teaching.  He has had many years of NIH funding and is widely recognized expert in respiratory mechanics and modeling.  Dr. Loring directs the Physiology Core Laboratory and has primary responsibility for training the clinical site personnel in techniques of esophageal pressure measurement and interpretation.   He will also oversee quality assurance of physiological data.


Valerie Banner-Goodspeed, MPH


Ms. Banner-Goodspeed has been working in ICU clinical trials for over ten years. She assists with project management, training of new staff, and collaboration between centers.



Participating Centers

The success of the EPVent2 trial depends on the enthusiastic support of our dedicated collaborators around the country and in Canada.   We are pleased to have had the following centers join us at various points over the past 5 years in conducting this important study:

  • Montefiore Medical Center – Dr. Michelle Gong
  • Massachusetts General  Hospital – Dr. Scott Harris (inactive)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center – Dr. Stephen Heard (inactive)
  • Vancouver General Hospital – Dr. Don Griesdale (inactive)
  • University of Michigan Health Systems – Dr. Pauline Park
  • Orlando Health – Dr. Sam Venus (inactive)
  • Toronto Health Network – Dr. Eddy Fan
  • Laval University – Dr. François Lellouche
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare – Dr. Deborah Cook
  • Stanford University – Dr. Joseph Levitt
  • University of California at San Diego – Dr. Jeremy Beitler
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine – Dr. Lewis Rubinson (inactive)
  • Mayo Clinic – Dr. Richard Oeckler




This project is supported by the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UM 1 HL108724.