Michael A. E. Ramsay
Department of Anesthesiology
Chairman & Medical Director, Baylor University Medical Center, USA
Dr. Ramsay is chairman of the department of anesthesiology and pain management, a position that he has held since 1989. He is also co-medical director of OR services. He serves as a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Medical board. He is director of anesthesia for the liver transplant program and has personally provided anesthesia for over 1000 liver transplant recipients. Dr. Ramsay is Past President of the International Liver Transplantation Society and is currently a member of their Scope Committee. He is on the Editorial Board of Liver Transplantation and has published chapters in 10 text books on various topics related to the liver including Busuttil and Klintmalm’s “Transplantation of the Liver”. He has published over 58 manuscripts related to liver transplantation in peer reviewed journals.
He is a professor at Texas A & M Health Science Center and he holds a clinical professorship in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and also in the department of periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A & M University.
In addition, Dr. Ramsay is the developer of the Ramsay Sedation Scale, a measurement designed for interpreting the depth of sedation for patients in the critical care unit. This scale has been adopted around the world. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and numerous chapters in text books. He is a member of the Sedation Analgesia Guidelines Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. This group came out with new guidelines for the management of Pain, Agitation and Delirium in Adult ICU patients in January 2013.
As President of Baylor Research Institute (BRI), he leads clinically relevant research efforts for Baylor Health Care System (BHCS). Since joining the organization, Dr. Ramsay has developed a successful infrastructure that has increased the number of clinical trials from 250 to more than 900 active trials today. The mission for BRI is expressed in the following statement, “To improve the medical care and well-being of our community – nationally and internationally – through innovative, clinical research that is consistent with the mission, vision and values of the Baylor Health Care System.” He executed a collaboration agreement with Roche pharma that supports very early research projects and accelerates their completion. This was a pilot project and has now been replicated at many academic centers around the world.
He is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects for which he is the principal investigator. His current research includes the role of nitric oxide in ameliorating the reperfusion injury in liver transplantation. He also is a principal investigator on several NIH-funded clinical trials to improve the outcomes of trauma victims.
Dr. Ramsay research interest includes Anesthesiology, Pain Management Anesthesia.