Chair Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Baylor University Medical Center
Past-President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Michael Ramsay is the Chief Executive Officer of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and a member of the Governance Board. He has previously served as the Foundation’s Chairman. Ramsay also chairs one of the Foundation’s “Failure to Rescue” workgroups, examining preventable deaths due to post-operative respiratory depression and how this can be prevented through appropriate pain management and dosing approaches.
A renowned expert in the field of anesthesiology and pain management, Ramsay holds the title of Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and serves as a member of the Center’s Board of Trustees. He has been Director of Anesthesia for the Center’s liver transplant program, personally providing anesthesia for more than 1,000 liver transplant patients. He is also a past President of the International Liver Transplantation Society and a former delegate to the United Network for Organ Sharing.
Ramsay is known for developing the very first Sedation Scale, a measurement designed to interpret the depth of sedation for patients in critical care units. This scale has been adopted around the world. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 200 scientific articles and numerous textbook chapters. He is currently a Study Monitor of several clinical trials, examining ways of improving outcomes for brain trauma victims.