Critical Care Center Events

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD, director of Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the importance of quality improvement in the Intensive Care Unit.

Critical Care Grand Rounds: First, Do No Harm: Quality Improvement in the ICU

Date: 10/24/2013 - 10/24/2013
Time: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Location: Thier Auditorium, Thier Building


Michael Gropper, MD, PhD

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD, is the director of Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gropper received his PhD in Respiratory Physiology from UCSF and an MD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He trained in anesthesia and critical care medicine at UCSF, where he is now a professor of both Anesthesia and Physiology. Dr. Gropper is the executive vice-chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and the president of the Executive Medical Board of UCSF Medical Center.

Dr. Gropper’s longstanding interest is in improving outcomes in critically ill patients. He has spearheaded successful efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), especially catheter-related bloodstream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia. His research interests include respiratory failure, severe sepsis, transfusion medicine, and teamwork and communication in the ICU. He has received both National Institutes of Health and private foundation funding for these projects.

Preregistration required? no

Registration closed?

Make a gift

Your gift of any amount will open new doors in outstanding patient care, research, clinical education and community outreach at Mass General.

Directions to Mass General

Driving to Mass General? Get driving directions or locate a parking lot on the hospital's main campus.