Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

12-10-09: Improving the Care of Critically Ill Patients

Improving the Care of Critically Ill Patients

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, December 10, 2009

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM,
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore


Michael Gropper, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Critical Care Medicine
Coordinator, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Michael Gropper has a longstanding interest in improving outcomes in critically ill patients and has spearheaded successful efforts to reduce hospital-acquired infections in the ICU, especially catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Dr. Gropper's research interests are in the area of respiratory failure, severe sepsis, and transfusion medicine. He has received NIH funding for these projects. His work has been published widely, and he speaks nationally and internationally on critical care medicine.

Dr. Gropper focuses on public reporting and awareness of quality improvement, pay for performance in critical care, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. He served as Chair for Medical Quality at UCSF Medical Center from 2002 to 2008.

His professional affiliations include: California Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow), California Society of Medicine (Elected), American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Association of University Anesthesiologists (Elected) and the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Gropper graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. Following his residency in Anesthesia at UCSF, he completed a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, also at UCSF. He is board certified in anesthesia and was awarded special qualification in critical care medicine.

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Critical Care Medicine.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.



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