Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Founding Director, Emory Center for Critical Care, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Emory University
Dr. Buchman is the founding director of the Emory Center for Critical Care (ECCC). The ECCC recently became Emory's newest comprehensive center of excellence, integrating ICUs 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 training programs in critical care anesthesiology, surgical critical care, and pulmonary/medical critical care. Dr. Buchman is a past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the largest organization of critical care professionals worldwide. He currently is president of the Society for Complexity in Acute Illness and is deputy editor of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. His research spans the bench-to-bedside continuum, including studies of physiological dynamics and of ICU end-of-life care. Before joining Emory, he 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, Dr. Buchman directed the surgical intensive care unit and the trauma center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he completed his surgical training.