Dr. Michael A.E. Ramsay

Chief of Service, Department ofAnesthesiology & Pain Management,
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and
President, Baylor Research Institute

Dr. Ramsay serves as a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and is past president of the International Liver Transplantation Society. In addition, Dr. Ramsay is the developer of the Ramsay Sedation Scale, a measurement designed for interpreting the depth of sedation for patients in the critical care unit.  This scale has been adopted around the world.

Dr. Ramsay has been a member of the Board of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation since its inception and has been an active participant in the Summit Meetings. He was the 2013 recipient of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation Humanitarian Award for his work on preventing opioid induced respiratory depression.  In January 2019 Dr. Ramsay was named Chairman of the Board of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation effective in 2020.  He is committed to making our hospitals the safest place for our patients and reducing preventable deaths to zero worldwide.

Dr. Ramsay has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and numerous chapters in text books. He was a member of the Sedation Analgesia Guidelines Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine that published the latest guidelines for Pain Anxiety and Delirium Management in the ICU.

As President of Baylor Research Institute (BRI), Dr. Ramsay has clinically relevant research efforts for Baylor Health Care System (BHCS).  Since joining the organization, Dr. Ramsay has developed a successful infrastructure that has increased the number of clinical trials from 250 to more than 2000 active trials today. He is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects for which he is the principal investigator.