Paul Picton, MD, MRCP, FRCA

The David W. Learned Collegiate Professor, Anesthesiology
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Senior Associate Chair, Clinical Affairs & Quality
Chief of Service, Adult Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School


Dr. Paul Picton is the David W. Learned Collegiate Professor of Anesthesiology. He graduated from Sheffield University Medical School, UK and completed residency training in both Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology at Southampton University Hospitals, UK.  He received fellowship training in Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Anesthesia at the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, London, UK.  He holds the European Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and was awarded board certification by both the Royal College of Physicians, UK (MRCP) and by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK (FRCA).  He has been a faculty member within the Divisions of Transplant and Hepatobiliary Anesthesia at the University of Michigan since 2006 and has served as Director, Transplant Anesthesia (2008-2014), Director of Vascular Anesthesia (2011-2015) and Chair of the University of Michigan Health System Transfusion Committee (2010-2014).  He is currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Service Chief, Adult Anesthesia and Senior Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality within the department of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Picton’s primary research interests are cerebral oxygenation and monitoring and cerebral hypoperfusion under various conditions.