Jonathan Elmer, MD

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine; Assistant Professor of Neurology



2012-2014 University of Pittsburgh - Department of Critical Care Medicine; Fellowship

2008-2012 Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency

2004-2008 Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Medical Doctorate

2000-2004 Swarthmore College; Bachelors of Arts-Biochemisty Major


Dr. Elmer's research aims to improve survival and good functional recovery after resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest. Specifically, he works to achieve this goal by translating existing best practice neurocritical care to this important patient population, while in parallel developing and testing new strategies to detect, prevent and treat secondary brain injury. Specific focuses of his current research are quantitative electroencephalography, multimodal neurological monitoring and big data/novel analytical methods to effectively summarize and identify patterns in these complex, longitudinal data.


Title: Quantitative Electroencephalography after Cardiac Arrest

Project Period: 4/1/17 - 3/31/22

Sponsor: National Institute of Health - NINDS

Grant Number: 1K23NS097629-01A1


Title:  Swine Model of Brain Oxygenation-Directed Post-Arrest Management

Project Period:  8/20/14 – 8/19/16 

Sponsor:  Zoll Foundation 

Grant Number:  N/A


Title: Improve Patient Care at the Bedside

Project Period: 1/1/16 – 12/31/16

Sponsor: The Beckwith Institute

Grant Number:  N/A


Title:  Racial, Socioeconomic and Gender Disparities in Long-Term Outcomes of Cardiac Arrest Survivors in Pittsburgh

Project Period:  6/1/16 – 5/31/18

Sponsor:  Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation

Grant Number:  N/A