Michael Gropper, PhD, MD

Director of Critical Care Medicine

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UCLA School of Medicine 1989


UCSF Medical Center, Anesthesiology 1992


UCSF Medical Center, Critical Care Medicine 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Thornton KC, Schwarz JJ, Gross AK, Anderson WG, Liu KD, Romig MC, Schell-Chaple H, Pronovost PJ, Sapirstein A, Gropper MA, Lipshutz AKM. Preventing Harm in the ICU-Building a Culture of Safety and Engaging Patients and Families. Crit Care Med. 2017 09; 45(9):1531-1537.
  2. Collins S, Dykes P, Bates DW, Couture B, Rozenblum R, Prey J, O'Reilly K, Bourie PQ, Dwyer C, Greysen SR, Smith J, Gropper M, Dalal AK. An informatics research agenda to support patient and family empowerment and engagement in care and recovery during and after hospitalization. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Jun 17.
  3. Roubinian NH, Looney MR, Keating S, Kor DJ, Lowell CA, Gajic O, Hubmayr R, Gropper M, Koenigsberg M, Wilson GA, A Matthay M, Toy P, Murphy EL. Differentiating pulmonary transfusion reactions using recipient and transfusion factors. Transfusion. 2017 Jul; 57(7):1684-1690.
  4. Detsky AS, Gropper MA. Why Physician Leaders of Health Care Organizations Should Participate in Direct Patient Care. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Mar 07; 166(5):376-377.
  5. Leslie M, Paradis E, Gropper MA, Kitto S, Reeves S, Pronovost P. An Ethnographic Study of Health Information Technology Use in Three Intensive Care Units. Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug; 52(4):1330-1348.
  6. Detsky AS, Gropper MA. Why Physician Leaders of Health Care Organizations Should Participate in Direct Patient Care. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Oct 04; 165(7):519-520.
  7. Leslie M, Paradis E, Gropper MA, Milic MM, Kitto S, Reeves S, Pronovost P. A Typology of ICU Patients and Families from the Clinician Perspective: Toward Improving Communication. Health Commun. 2017 Jun; 32(6):777-783.
  8. Vacas S, McInrue E, Gropper MA, Maze M, Zak R, Lim E, Leung JM. The Feasibility and Utility of Continuous Sleep Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients Using a Portable Electroencephalography Monitor. Anesth Analg. 2016 Jul; 123(1):206-12.
  9. Lipshutz AK, Feiner JR, Grimes B, Gropper MA. Predicting mortality in the intensive care unit: a comparison of the University Health Consortium expected probability of mortality and the Mortality Prediction Model III. J Intensive Care. 2016; 4:35.
  10. Lipshutz AK, Gropper MA. Intensive Care Unit-acquired Muscle Weakness: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure. Anesthesiology. 2016 Jan; 124(1):7-9.
  11. Crowley JC, Gropper MA. IV Immunoglobulin: A Useful Tool for the Severe Pneumonia Toolbox? Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan; 44(1):250-1.
  12. Paradis E, Leslie M, Gropper MA. Interprofessional rhetoric and operational realities: an ethnographic study of rounds in four intensive care units. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2016 Oct; 21(4):735-48.
  13. Feiner JR, Gropper MA, Toy P, Lieberman J, Twiford J, Weiskopf RB. A Clinical Trial to Detect Subclinical Transfusion-induced Lung Injury during Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2015 Jul; 123(1):126-35.
  14. Lipshutz AK, Caldwell JE, Robinowitz DL, Gropper MA. An analysis of near misses identified by anesthesia providers in the intensive care unit. BMC Anesthesiol. 2015 Jun 17; 15:93.
  15. Romig M, Tropello SP, Dwyer C, Wyskiel RM, Ravitz A, Benson J, Gropper MA, Pronovost PJ, Sapirstein A. Developing a Comprehensive Model of Intensive Care Unit Processes: Concept of Operations. J Patient Saf. 2015 Apr 23.
  16. Chen CL, Lin GA, Bardach NS, Clay TH, Boscardin WJ, Gelb AW, Maze M, Gropper MA, Dudley RA. Preoperative medical testing in Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 16; 372(16):1530-8.
  17. Roubinian NH, Looney MR, Kor DJ, Lowell CA, Gajic O, Hubmayr RD, Gropper MA, Koenigsberg M, Wilson GA, Matthay MA, Toy P, Murphy EL. Cytokines and clinical predictors in distinguishing pulmonary transfusion reactions. Transfusion. 2015 Aug; 55(8):1838-46.
  18. Toy P, Bacchetti P, Grimes B, Gajic O, Murphy EL, Winters JL, Gropper MA, Hubmayr RD, Matthay MA, Wilson G, Koenigsberg M, Lee DC, Hirschler NV, Lowell CA, Schuller RM, Gandhi MJ, Norris PJ, Mair DC, Sanchez Rosen R, Looney MR. Recipient clinical risk factors predominate in possible transfusion-related acute lung injury. Transfusion. 2015 May; 55(5):947-52.
  19. Looney MR, Roubinian N, Gajic O, Gropper MA, Hubmayr RD, Lowell CA, Bacchetti P, Wilson G, Koenigsberg M, Lee DC, Wu P, Grimes B, Norris PJ, Murphy EL, Gandhi MJ, Winters JL, Mair DC, Schuller RM, Hirschler NV, Rosen RS, Matthay MA, Toy P. Prospective study on the clinical course and outcomes in transfusion-related acute lung injury*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul; 42(7):1676-87.
  20. Paradis E, Leslie M, Puntillo K, Gropper M, Aboumatar HJ, Kitto S, Reeves S. Delivering interprofessional care in intensive care: a scoping review of ethnographic studies. Am J Crit Care. 2014 May; 23(3):230-8.

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