Staff Profiles

Craig Coopersmith

Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, FCCM

Dr. Craig Coopersmith is the director of the surgical/transplant ICU at Emory University Hospital, Professor and Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Emory Critical Care Center. Dr. Coopersmith is the current recipient of three RO1 grants from the NIH with a research focus on intestinal integrity in sepsis as well as the importance of specific co-morbidities (cancer and chronic alcohol use) on the pathophysiology of sepsis. He is also the principle investigator on a T32 critical care training program to provide multi-year intensive research experiences to post-doctoral fellows interested in careers in critical care.

Dr. Coopersmith has performed peer reviews for scientific organizations in 9 different countries and has served as a permanent member of the Surgery, Anesthesia and Trauma study section at the NIH. Dr. Coopersmith just finished his term as president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the world's largest multi-professional critical care organization.