William T. McGee, M.D., MHA, FCCM, FCCP is Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a specialist in critical care medicine with interests in hemodynamic physiology, trauma, brain injury, ARDS, vascular access (pulmonary artery catheterization), sepsis, nutrition, and 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.
He 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 and Critical Care Medicine, 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 and is also board certified as a Specialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Additionally he has served as chief of the hospitalist medicine program and chairman of the department of medicine at a community hospital.
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 surgery for many years. The performance improvement approach to analyzing care stressed an integrated systems based approach to assess root cause that has proved invaluable in assessing cases from a medical legal perspective.