Brad Butcher, MD

Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

butcherbw[at]upmc.edu
412-232-7341

Administrative Contact:
Michelle Brungo

Education & Training

BA, Biochemistry, Harvard University, 2001
MD, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006
Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2009
Fellowship, Hospital Medicine, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 2010
Fellowship, Nephrology, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 2012
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, 2013

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Post-intensive care syndrome
  • Peer support for critical illness survivors and their families
  • Acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy
  • Patient safety and medical error


Haines KJ, Sevin CM, Hibbert E, Boehm LM, Aparanji K, Bakhru RN, Bastin AJ, Beesley SJ, Butcher BW, Drumright K, Eaton TL, Farley T, Firshman P, Fritschle A, Holdsworth C, Hope AA, Johnson A, Kenes MT, Khan BA, Kloos JA, Kross EK, MacLeod-Smith B, Mactavish P, Meyer J, Montgomery-Yates A, Quasim T, Saft HL, Slack A, Stollings J, Weinhouse G, Whitten J, Netzer G, Hopkins RO, Mikkelsen ME, Iwashyna TJ, McPeake J. Key mechanisms by which post-ICU activities can improve in-ICU care: results of the international THRIVE collaboratives. Intensive Care Medicine. 2019 Jul 1;45(7):939-47.

Haines KJ, McPeake J, Hibbert E, Boehm LM, Aparanji K, Bakhru RN, Bastin AJ, Beesley SJ, Beveridge L, Butcher BW, Drumright K, Eaton TL, Farley T, Firshman P, Fritschle A, Holdsworth C, Hope AA, Johnson A, Kenes MT, Khan BA, Kloos JA, Kross EK, Mactacvish P, Meyer J, Montgomery-Yates A, Quasim T, Saft H, Slack A, Stollings J, Weinhouse G, Whitten J, Netzer G, Hopkins RO, Mikkelsen ME, Iwashyna TJ, Sevin CM. Enablers and barriers to implementing ICU follow-up clinics and peer support groups following critical illness: the Thrive Collaboratives. Critical Care Medicine. 2019 Sep;47(9):1194.

Butcher BW, Quist CE, Harrison JD, Ranji SR. The effect of a rapid response team on resident perceptions of education and autonomy. Journal of hospital medicine. 2015 Jan;10(1):8 - 12.

Wilson JG, Butcher BW, Liu KD. Evolving practices in critical care and their influence on acute kidney injury. Current opinion in critical care. 2013 Dec 1;19(6):523 - 30.

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Co-director, Medical Surgical ICU, UPMC Mercy Hospital
Director, Critical Illness Recovery Center, UPMC Mercy Hospital

Marshall Webster Physician Leadership and Management Certificate Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Alpha Omega Alpha, Duke University School of Medicine, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 2001
Society of Critical Care Medicine ICU Heroes Awards, 2020