Senior Fellow

Michael Scott, MB, ChB

  • Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine

Michael James Scott, MB, ChB is Professor and Division Chief in Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology. He has extensive background in perioperative surgical outcome quality improvement and implementation science, and has worked in five countries all with different health systems. He is recognized as one of the key inventors of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) which has become a new standard of care for all surgical patients. He was National Clinical Advisor in the U.K. National Health System and when he left to move to the U.S. in 2016, the NHS ranked as the top health system for value in the world. He continues his role in implementation of ERAS across the U.S. He is currently President of ERAS USA. He has championed the reduction in opioid use in surgery, and has been involved in webinars for the Office of the White House Office of National Drug Policy (ONDCP). He has also co-authored key guidelines. He was on the editorial board for the U.K. and European Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support for 15 years. His latest research in quality outcomes is focused on the long-term effects of acute kidney injury and reduction using goal directed hemodynamic algorithms. He has an interest in Telemedicine /ICU and the use of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning with physiological waveforms. Dr. Scott was also a member of the World Health Organization’ Lifebox Project Committee which is saving countless lives around the world by providing pulse oximeters and training teams in low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Scott has authored many guidelines, textbooks, and research papers.

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