Faculty Profile

Juan Rojas
Section of Pulmonary / Critical Care
Instructor of Medicine (Part-Time)

Academic Interests

Dr. Rojas currently is a Coggeshall Instructor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care. His current research is aimed at understanding and preventing ICU readmissions. Specifically, he hopes to apply novel machine learning methods to electronic health record data to identify patients at highest risk of preventable ICU readmissions. This unique prediction tool could be used to develop specific transitions of care pathways to improve outcomes for patients recovering from critical illness.

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, Clinical Informatics, and Quality Improvement


  • Rojas JC, Carey K, Venable LR, Edelson D, Howell MD, Churpek MM. Predicting Intensive Care Unit Readmission with Machine Learning using Electronic Health Record Data.” Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2018;15(7):846-53.
  • Santhosh L, Lyons PL, Rojas JC, Ciesielski, T, Beach, S, Farnan J, Arora VM. Characterizing the Safety and Process of ICU-Ward Handoffs Across Three Academic Teaching Hospitals. BMJ Quality & Safety. Published Online First: 12 January 2019. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008328
  • Rojas JC, Shappell C, Huber M. Advances in Rapid Response, Patient Monitoring, and Recognition of and Response to Clinical Deterioration. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 Dec 1;43(12):686-94.
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  • MD, 2011, University of Illinois,
  • Residency, 2014, University of Chicago, Medicine
  • Chief Resident, 2015, University of Chicago, Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2019, University of Chicago, Pulmonary and Critical Care