Ithan D. Peltan, MD, MS


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Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Pulmonary

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Critical Care Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulmonary Disease)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-507-6556
  • 5121 S. Cottonwood St.
    Murray, UT 84107

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Washington School of Public Health
Internship Massachusetts General Hospital
Internal Medicine
Doctoral Training Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate Dartmouth College
Religion; Biophysicial Chemistry

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Brown SM, Peltan ID, Webb B, Kumar N, Starr N, Grissom C, Buckel WR, Srivastava R, Harris ES, Leither L, Johnson SA, Paine R 3rd, Greene T (2020). Hydroxychloroquine vs. Azithromycin for Hospitalized Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 (HAHPS): Protocol for a Pragmatic, Open Label, Active Comparator Trial. (Epub ahead of print) Ann Am Thorac Soc.
  2. Peltan ID, Bledsoe JR, Brems D, McLean S, Murnin E, Brown SM (2020). Institution of an emergency department "swarming" care model and sepsis door-to-antibiotic time: A quasi-experimental retrospective analysis. PLoS ONE, 15(5), e0232794.
  3. Allen L, Knighton AJ, Wolfe D, Belnap T, Brunisholz KD, Carmichael H, Allen T, Peltan I, Grissom C, Srivastava R (2020). Implementing Evidence-Based Clinical Practice in the Critical Care Setting. Qual Manag Health Care, 29(2), 123-125.
  4. Peltan ID, Poll JB, Guidry D, Brown SM, Beninati W (2019). Acceptability and Perceived Utility of Telemedical Consultation during Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation. A Multicenter Survey. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 17(3), 321-328.
  5. Lanspa MJ, Peltan ID, Jacobs JR, Sorensen JS, Carpenter L, Ferraro JP, Brown SM, Berry JG, Srivastava R, Grissom CK (2019). Driving pressure is not associated with mortality in mechanically ventilated patients without ARDS. Crit Care, 23(1), 424.
  6. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PETAL Clinical Trials Network named coinvestigator (2019). Early Neuromuscular Blockade in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. N Engl J Med, 380, 1997-2008.
  7. Peltan ID, Brown SM, Bledsoe JR, Sorensen J, Samore MH, Allen TL, Hough CL (2019). ED Door-to-Antibiotic Time and Long-term Mortality in Sepsis. Chest, 155(5), 938-946.
  8. Peltan ID, Bledsoe JR, Oniki TA, Sorensen J, Jephson AR, Allen TL, Samore MH, Hough CL, Brown SM (2018). Emergency Department Crowding Is Associated With Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis. Ann Emerg Med, 73(4), 345-355.
  9. Peltan ID, Poll J, Sorensen J, Guidry D, Chandler M, Beninati W, Brown SM (2019). Clinician Perspectives Regarding In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation: A Multicenter Survey. Crit Care Med, 47(3), e190-e197.
  10. Peltan ID, Mitchell KH, Rudd KE, Mann BA, Carlbom DJ, Rea TD, Butler AM, Hough CL, Brown SM (2018). Prehospital Care and Emergency Department Door-to-Antibiotic Time in Sepsis. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 15(12), 1443-1450.
  11. Peltan ID, Brown CE, Burke AK, Chow EJ, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Crull MR (2017). The July Effect on Maternal Peripartum Complications before and after Resident Duty Hour Reform: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Perinatol, 34(8), 818-825.
  12. Peltan ID, Mitchell KH, Rudd KE, Mann BA, Carlbom DJ, Hough CL, Rea TD, Brown SM (2017). Physician Variation in Time to Antimicrobial Treatment for Septic Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department. Crit Care Med, 45(6), 1011-1018.
  13. Peltan ID, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Vande Vusse LK, Caldwell E, Rea TD, Maier RV, Watkins TR (2016). Development and validation of a prehospital prediction model for acute traumatic coagulopathy. Crit Care, 20(1), 371.
  14. Peltan ID, Shiga T, Gordon JA, Currier PF (2015). Simulation Improves Procedural Protocol Adherence During Central Venous Catheter Placement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Simul Healthc, 10(5), 270-6.
  15. Peltan ID, Vande Vusse LK, Maier RV, Watkins TR (2015). An International Normalized Ratio-Based Definition of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy Is Associated With Mortality, Venous Thromboembolism, and Multiple Organ Failure After Injury. Crit Care Med, 43(7), 1429-38.
  16. Wahler A, Beyer AS, Keller IE, Schnack C, von Einem B, Prpper C, Boeckers TM, Peltan ID, Strickland DK, Hyman BT, von Arnim CA (2012). Engulfment adaptor phosphotyrosine-binding-domain-containing 1 (GULP1) is a nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein and is transactivationally active together with low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1). Biochem J, 450(2), 333-43.
  17. Peltan ID (2010). Disaster relief and recovery after a landslide at a small, rural hospital in Guatemala. Prehospital Disaster Med, 24(6), 542-8.
  18. Peltan ID, Thomas AV, Mikhailenko I, Strickland DK, Hyman BT, von Arnim CA (2006). Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) detects stimulus-dependent phosphorylation of the low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) in primary neurons. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 349(1), 24-30.
  19. von Arnim CA, Spoelgen R, Peltan ID, Deng M, Courchesne S, Koker M, Matsui T, Kowa H, Lichtenthaler SF, Irizarry MC, Hyman BT (2006). GGA1 acts as a spatial switch altering amyloid precursor protein trafficking and processing. J Neurosci, 26(39), 9913-22.
  20. Spencer TA, Wang P, Popovici-Mller JV, Peltan ID, Fielding PE, Fielding CJ (2006). Preparation and biochemical evaluation of fluorenone-containing lipid analogs. Bioorg Med Chem Lett, 16(11), 3000-4.
  21. Spoelgen R, von Arnim CA, Thomas AV, Peltan ID, Koker M, Deng A, Irizarry MC, Andersen OM, Willnow TE, Hyman BT (2006). Interaction of the cytosolic domains of sorLA/LR11 with the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and beta-secretase beta-site APP-cleaving enzyme. J Neurosci, 26(2), 418-28.
  22. Lle A, Waldron E, von Arnim CA, Herl L, Tangredi MM, Peltan ID, Strickland DK, Koo EH, Hyman BT, Pietrzik CU, Berezovska O (2005). Low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) interacts with presenilin 1 and is a competitive substrate of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) for gamma-secretase. J Biol Chem, 280(29), 27303-9.
  23. von Arnim CA, Kinoshita A, Peltan ID, Tangredi MM, Herl L, Lee BM, Spoelgen R, Hshieh TT, Ranganathan S, Battey FD, Liu CX, Bacskai BJ, Sever S, Irizarry MC, Strickland DK, Hyman BT (2005). The low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) is a novel beta-secretase (BACE1) substrate. J Biol Chem, 280(18), 17777-85.
  24. von Arnim CA, Tangredi MM, Peltan ID, Lee BM, Irizarry MC, Kinoshita A, Hyman BT (2004). Demonstration of BACE (beta-secretase) phosphorylation and its interaction with GGA1 in cells by fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy. J Cell Sci, 117(Pt 22), 5437-45.
  25. Ranganathan S, Liu CX, Migliorini MM, Von Arnim CA, Peltan ID, Mikhailenko I, Hyman BT, Strickland DK (2004). Serine and threonine phosphorylation of the low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein by protein kinase Calpha regulates endocytosis and association with adaptor molecules. J Biol Chem, 279(39), 40536-44.
  26. Lanspa MJ, Peltan ID, Jacobs JR, Sorensen JS, Carpenter L, Ferraro JP, Brown SM, Berry JG, Srivastava R, Grissom CK (In press). Driving Pressure is not associated with mortality in mechanically ventilated patients without ARDS. Crit Care.

Book Chapter

  1. Peltan ID, Liu VX (2019). Does the Timing of Antibiotic Administration Matter in Sepsis? In Deutschman CS, Nelligan PJ (Eds.), Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care (3rd edition, pp. 241-249). Philadelphia: Elsevier.
  2. Peltan ID (2018). Sacrifices. In Poires SE, Mullangi S, Shah AK, Vallurupalli M (Eds.), The Soul of a Patient: Lessons in Healing for Harvard Medical Students (pp. 80-90). Los Angeles: Gordian Knot Books.
  3. Peltan ID, Brown SM (2018). Management of Multiorgan Failure. In Seymour CW, Wiersinga WJ (Eds.), Handbook of Sepsis (pp. 139-158). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.


  1. Peltan ID, Liu VX (2019). More Than We Bargained For: the ‘Dominating’ Cost Effectiveness of Sepsis Quality Improvement. Crit Care Med, 47(10), 1464-1467.
  2. Peltan ID (2019). ICU Telemedicine and Mortality: If It Ain't Broke, Fixing It Won't Help. Crit Care Med, 47(4), 601-602.
  3. Peltan ID, Beesley SJ, Brown SM (2018). Can Big Data Deliver on Its Promises?-Leaps but Not Bounds. 1(8), e185694.


  1. Peltan ID, Brown SM, Hough CL (2019). In reply. [Letter to the editor]. Ann Emerg Med, 74(4), 607-608.
  2. Peltan ID, Hough CL, Brown SM (2017). The authors reply. [Letter to the editor]. Crit Care Med, 45(12), e1298-e1299.
  3. Peltan ID, Watkins TR (2016). The authors reply. [Letter to the editor]. Crit Care Med, 44(2), e106-7.
  4. Peltan ID, Wright DE (2010). The return of bedside rounds. [Letter to the editor]. J Gen Intern Med, 26(2), 113; author reply 114.