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 ICUDate: 10/24/2013 - 10/24/2013
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.