Robert H. Bartlett, M.D. is Professor Emeritus, in the Section of General Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, who continues to be active in the lab and clinical research. Previously, Dr Bartlett was Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and Director of the Extracoporeal Life Support Program at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr. Bartlett has been the recipient of many awards and honours over the last thirty years. In 2002, he was awarded the Medallion for Scientific Achievement from the American Surgical Association. In 2003, Dr. Bartlett received the Ladd Medal of American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons Jacobson Award. In addition, he was honoured with two inductions: the National Institutes of Health Great Clinical Teachers Series and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.
Dr. Bartlett’s clinical interests include a full range of general and theracic surgery with particular interest in acute physiology and critical care. Other areas of special expertise include inflammatory bowel disease and continent ileostomy, endocrine disease, trauma, acute respiratory and acute cardiac failure, and mechanical life support systems. Clinical and basic science research interests include cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, cardiopulmonary mechanical support systems bioengineering applied to cardiorepiratory support systems, blood surface interaction and thrombogenesis, Extracorporeal support systems applied to liver failure and cancer therapy.