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Critical Care

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William T. McGee, M.D., MHA, FCCM, FCCP, FNCS is Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a specialist in critical care medicine with interests in hemodynamic physiology, trauma, brain injury, ARDS, vascular access (pulmonary artery catheterization), sepsis, nutrition, nosocomial infection and iatrogenic illness and injury. Dr. McGee has published over 150 papers, chapters and abstracts and has been the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of new treatments for severe sepsis, MRSA, and pneumonia along with a primary focus on functional hemodynamics and physiologic optimization. He is a recognized expert in the safety of central venous catheterization the most common invasive procedure performed in hospitalized patients.

Dr. McGee was awarded the 2007 Vanguard Award from Edwards LifeSciences, an honor that recognizes a clinician who has served the clinical community through exemplary commitment to education and research in advancing the practice of patient care.

Dr. McGee is a Director for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He reviews manuscripts for multiple journals including the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and the Annals of Internal Medicine and is an Editor and Author for Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health. He is a member of the founding board of overseers for the Organization for Advancing Critical Care Monitoring.

Dr McGee has a deep concern for the costs and outcomes of the critically ill and injured and has completed a Masters program in Health Administration. He is also board certified as a Specialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Additionally he has served as chief of the Hospital Medicine program and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at a community affiliated hospital. He is past President of the Medical Staff at Baystate Medical Center.

Dr. McGee was the chairman of performance improvement for the intensive care units at Baystate Medical Center for more than 15 years. He also was co-chair of performance improvement for the Department of Surgery for many years. The performance improvement algorithm to analyzing care stressed an integrated systems based approach to assess root causes that has proved invaluable in assessing cases from a medical legal perspective.

Education & Licenses

MD, MHA, ABIM Medicine, Critical Care, Palliative Medicine, Hospice Medicine