Dr. Ehlenbach is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He sees patients in the Pulmonary Medicine Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and manages critically patients in the intensive care units of the University of Wisconsin Hospital. His clinical interests include lung disease in the elderly, COPD, bronchiectasis, sepsis, and the evaluation and management of patients with multiple chronic diseases.
Dr. Ehlenbach's research program aims to improve understanding of long-term outcomes among survivors of critical illness, particularly cognitive and other functional outcomes among older persons. His clinical and health services research program seeks to identify specific aspects of critical illnesses and the therapies used to treat them that may be associated with chronic cognitive impairment. Additional research interests include in-hospital cardiac arrest among older patients and the delivery of palliative care in the intensive care unit.
His research is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIH), the John A. Hartford Foundation, the American Federation for Aging Research, the Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Starr Foundation through the Paul B. Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research Program.