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Professor and Chairman Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Scott Reeves is Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a position he has held for nine years. He holds the rank of Professor with Tenure. He is the immediate past President of MUSC Physicians. As a cardiac anesthesiologist, he specializes in both adult and pediatric cases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. His involvement with numerous professional associations includes service on boards, committees and officerships, and currently serving as Immediate Past President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. He has published extensively in numerous professional journals, contributed book chapters and authored/co-authored textbooks, which have been translated into five languages. His lectures and presentations have been given regionally, nationally and internationally, including five continents. His research, primarily in the areas of cardiac anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiography, includes extramural and intramural funding. He is actively involved in the MUSC global health initiative strategic plan having participated in the train forward program with medical facilities in Tanzania. He is a founding member of the collaborative RIPCHORD research group with Clemson investigators. His research interests involve strategically investigating how to make cardiothoracic operating rooms safer.
For more information, see his Curriculum Vitae.
Hospital operating rooms are often compared to airline cockpits due to the complexity of the equipment and multitude of personnel required to perform a surgery. This group of highly trained professionals in nursing, anesthesiology and surgery must work collaboratively and in sequence to create optimal outcomes. Unfortunately, medical errors still frequently occur. Can poor outcomes such as surgical site infections be completely eliminated? It is the RIPCHORD group at MUSC and Clemson that has recently received an AHRQ P30 entitled, Realizing Improved Patient Care Through Human Centered Design in the OR desire to critically study OR architectural design, patient monitoring and OR traffic flow in an attempt to develop tools to diminish and/or eliminate hazards in modern operating rooms.
Patient Safety, Surgical Site Infections, Operating Room Design, RIPCHORD