Statement Released January 4, 2021
– Following more than a decade on the faculty, Paul Marik, MD, resigned from
his position as Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with
Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) to dedicate more time to multiple causes including as the
co-founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).
The FLCCC congratulates him for the immeasurable impact he has had on the practice of medicine
and the aspiring physicians he has educated throughout his over 30 years as a critical care doctor
and professor of medicine.
A pioneer in the practice of critical care, Dr. Marik is responsible for developing several protocols
that have been used around the world to save the lives of countless people. Prior to co-founding
the FLCCC, Dr. Marik was best known for his revolutionary work in developing a lifesaving protocol
for sepsis, a condition that causes more than 250,000 deaths yearly in the U.S. alone.
“There is no doubt that Professor Marik will be missed by his colleagues and students at EVMS,”
said Dr. Pierre Kory, president and chief medical officer of the FLCCC. “I have been honored to call
him my colleague and friend in the past 18 months and I am privileged to continue to work with
him as we lead the FLCCC together in the coming year.”
“This was not an easy decision to make, but I felt it was time to focus my attention and energy to
other interests in both academia and public health,” said Dr. Marik. “I am looking forward to this
next chapter in my career and continuing to make a difference in the world of medicine.”