Emory's Timothy Buchman named Master of Critical Care Medicine Fellow
Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 16, 2012
Lance M. Skelly
Emory University’s Timothy Buchman, MD, PhD, FCCM, was one of 20 research physicians to be named among the American College of Critical Care Medicine's first class of Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) Fellows during the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 41st Critical Care Congress in Houston.
The prestigious designation is awarded to an individual who has been a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) for at least five years and has distinguished him or herself by achieving national and international professional prominence through personal character, leadership, eminence in clinical practice, outstanding contributions to research and education in critical care medicine, and years of exemplary service to the Society, the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM), and the field of critical care medicine in its broadest sense.
Buchman, who is professor of surgery and anesthesiology at Emory University School of Medicine, is also the founding director of the Emory Center for Critical Care (ECCC). The ECCC integrates Intensive Care Units throughout the Emory Healthcare system, bringing together clinicians and investigators from diverse disciplines to conduct research to define best clinical practices and inform public health policy. The center also houses Emory’s critical care training programs for medical students, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Buchman’s research spans the bench-to-bedside continuum, including studies of physiological dynamics and of ICU end-of-life care. Before joining Emory, Buchman served as professor of surgery and director of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Prior to his 15 years on the faculty at Washington University, Buchman directed the surgical intensive care unit and the trauma center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he completed his surgical training.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care. With nearly 16,000 members in more than 100 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research and advocacy. Dr. Buchman was president of SCCM in 2003-2004.