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Craig Coopersmith

Craig M. Coopersmith, MD

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Director, Emory Critical Care Center, Emory University School of Medicine

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Surgical/Transplant Intensive Care Unit, Emory University Hospital





General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Coopersmith is an eminent academic surgeon in the area of surgical critical care. As associate director of the Emory Critical Care Center, he is integral to a service that aims to deliver the highest quality, value, and access to critical care for patients in the southeastern USA and leads the nation in designing, testing, and implementing innovations in critical care. Partnering throughout Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center, the center offers access to state-of-the-art care and experimental treatments. The Emory Critical Care Center also has a comprehensive training mission that includes educating fourth-year Emory medical students; interns and residents from internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, and neurosurgery; and advanced fellows who are studying to become intensive care physicians.

Dr. Coopersmith has established himself as one of the top investigators of sepsis and shock in the country. He served as president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine from 2015-2016, and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, which requires its members to have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in biomedical research. His current research activity includes an NIH T32 training grant and four NIH R01 grants, three of which are collaborative studies with Emory transplant immunologist Dr. Mandy Ford that are investigating aspects of the immunological host response in sepsis.


View Dr. Coopersmith's publications in PubMed



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