Michael Maile, MD Professor of Anesthesiology mmaile@med.umich.edu

Michael Maile, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
mmaile@med.umich.edu

You're the program director for the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at UM. Why is this role important to you?
I enjoy the opportunity to share my passion for critical care medicine with others and have been fortunate to work with phenomenal trainees.

Can you tell us about some of your most recent research and how it relates to critical care?
Much of my research is focused on the impact of cardiac dysfunction on individuals undergoing noncardiac surgery or critical illness. While a great deal of research has been completed to improve the long-term outcomes of this population, many questions still exist about how to support the failing heart during times of physiologic stress. My goal is to generate evidence that can be used to guide the treatment of these individuals during their time in the operating room and intensive care unit.

What was exciting to you about becoming an associate director at MCIRCC?
I believe that patients receive the best care when treated by a multidisciplinary team. I have promoted this clinically and educationally through my role as a program director and associate ICU director. As an associate director of MCIRCC, I am excited to pursue a similar goal with critical care research. Hopefully, by building teams of experts from various backgrounds, we will be able to produce groundbreaking and transformative improvements in our ability to care for patients.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
It would be great to never get sick.