ronny m. otero, md

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine


Dr. Ronny Otero is Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Otero is originally from New York and received his Baccalaureate degree from Fordham University in the Bronx and later received his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. This was followed by completion of a combined program in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in 2002 serving as chief resident from 2001-2002. He was a member of the Early Intervention Team while at Henry Ford to stabilize critically ill patients prior to intensive care unit admission. He has published in a variety of Emergency Medicine Textbooks and Review Books.

His research has focused on critical care states including sepsis and respiratory failure. He was co-investigator in an Observational Study of Sepsis and Pneumonia to Develop Diagnostic Tests sponsored by NIAID, Clinical ID: NCT00258869. This study performed metabolomics analysis of sepsis and septic shock to develop novel markers for sepsis in the acute setting. He has been sub-investigator in other biomarker studies including (MINDSET- Multi Marker Index for Risk Assessment of Sepsis in the Emergency Department) NCT 00472628. Additionally, he is interested in the clinical management of severe sepsis and septic shock as well as the post-cardiac arrest syndrome in the emergency department. Other interests include the interface between initial stabilization of hemodynamically unstable patients and transfer to the intensive care unit.