Kevin Thornton, MD

Cardiothoracic anesthesiologist

Dr. Kevin Thornton practices cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine at UCSF. He is dedicated to improving patients' quality of care in the ICU and helping them and their families navigate the often-confusing environment of the modern ICU.

He helps lead the Critical Care Innovations Group, which seeks to implement novel initiatives to enhance the ICU's safety, improve the workflow associated with new health care technologies and devise methods to boost patient and family engagement in their own care in the ICU.

Thornton also is deeply committed to education and serves as the program director for UCSF's Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship program. In addition, he is chair of the departmental residency well-being committee and remains actively involved in teaching UCSF medical students, residents and fellows in a variety of clinical and nonclinical environments.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine 2003


UCSF Medical Center, Anesthesiology 2007