BiographyAs a clinician and teacher, Dr. Eikermann focuses on innovation in the fields of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a researcher and mentor, he has a strong national and international reputation in the field of perioperative respiratory medicine and outcomes research.
Dr. Eikermann serves on numerous committees including: ASA Committee on Research, ASA Committee on Respiratory Care. At MGH, he serves as the Medical Director of Respiratory Care, and as the Clinical Director for Quality Improvement and Research in the Critical Care Division. He is a member of the MGH Clinical Research Council, and the Secretary of tCarl Rosow Center of Clinical Research at the Department of Anesthesia. Furthermore, he is a Section Editor for BMC Anesthesiology and has filed a pharmacological patent application that is leading to ongoing drug development activities.
Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD, director of research in the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital will discuss the impact of early mobilization in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
MGH researchers have found that medications currently used to immobilize patients during surgery can increase the risk of postoperative respiratory complications.
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