Michael Ramsay, MD, an Anesthesiologist with Baylor University Medical Center

Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Michael Ramsay, who serves patients in Dallas, Texas.

As a practicing, board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Ramsay provides anesthesia services for major organ transplantation, including liver, heart, lung, and kidney. He also provides anesthesia coverage for cardiothoracic, vascular, neonatal, pediatric, and neurosurgical procedures. He serves as the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, a position that he has held since 1989.

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a not-for-profit hospital with 1,025 licensed beds. It is one of the major centers for patient care, medical training, and research in North Texas. 

Among his numerous clinical and academic roles, Dr. Ramsay serves as: the Medical Director of Anesthesia Services at Baylor’s Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital; the Co-Medical Director for Operating Room Services at Baylor University Medical Center; a Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; a Professor in the Department of Periodontics at the College of Dentistry of Texas A&M University in Dallas; a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and chair of the Board of Directors of The Patient Safety Movement Foundation; the Chair of the “Failure to Rescue: Postoperative Respiratory Depression” workgroup; t an Associate Editor of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings.

Moreover, he is the President of Baylor Research Institute, which leads clinically relevant research efforts throughout Baylor Scott & White Healthcare and has more than 2,000 active clinical studies currently ongoing in numerous specialties.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Ramsay earned his medical degree from London Hospital Medical College in 1968. He then went on to complete his internship, residency, and fellowship at London Hospital, where he served as a consultant. Before long, he became board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology, whose mission is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology. 

A sought-after lecturer both nationally and internationally, Dr. Ramsay has lectured on topics such as liver transplantation, sedation, opioid-induced respiratory depression, and other patient safety issues. He has given more than 300 invited presentations and lectures at conferences, seminars, and symposia worldwide. He has also published over 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, multiple chapters in major textbooks, as well as numerous abstracts and original articles. 

Dr. Ramsay developed the first sedation scoring system for intensive care patients, Ramsay Sedation Scale, which is widely used throughout the world. 

Currently, the doctor is involved in a number of clinical research projects for which he is the principal investigator. His current research includes the role of nitric oxide in ameliorating the reperfusion injury in liver transplantation. He also is a Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded clinical trials to improve the outcomes of trauma victims.

Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists have the primary responsibility of monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure and temperature, anesthesiologists also measure the patient’s respiration.

Happily married, Dr. Ramsay and his wife, Zöe, have four children. He enjoys fly fishing and his favorite spot is in the Alaskan wilderness, where one has to compete with the grizzlies and eagles for the fish. His favorite movie is “Don Quixote”, his favorite color is green, and his favorite holiday is Christmas. 

Learn More about Dr. Michael Ramsay:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/443183-Michael-Ramsay-Anesthesiologist or through Baylor Scott & White Health, www.bswhealth.com/physician/michael-ramsay 


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