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Appointment of Samuel Tisherman as Director, UPMC Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program

Thu, 07/26/2012

The Department of Critical Care Medicine Executive Committee and the Chairs of the Departments of Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, announce Samuel Tisherman as the next Director of the UPMC Adult Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program (MCCTP), effective immediately.

The MCCTP began over forty years ago, and was led by Ake Grenvik for several decades. During that time, the program rapidly grew in size and prestige to become the preeminent adult critical care training program in the world. In the early 1990s, David Powner took over the reins and continued to foster growth and excellence. In 1998, Paul Rogers took over and, for more than a decade, has served as a nationally-renowned educator and fellowship program director.

Sam is Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, and has served for several years as Director of the Surgical Critical Care training program. "Following in the footsteps of Ake Grenvik, Dave Powner, and Paul Rogers, I have some huge shoes to fill, but I am very excited about taking on this role. Along with the other program directors, our great faculty and staff, and the best fellows in the world, I'm sure we will remain THE place to train in critical care," said Sam regarding his new role.  He also has numerous other educational and clinical responsibilities on campus and is a world-renowned researcher and pioneer in the use of emergency cardio-pulmonary bypass. Sam has been serving as interim Director of the program under the aegis of Paul Rogers for the last two years, and has already demonstrated his great skills for the job.