Staff Profiles

Dr. Craig Coopersmith

Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, FCCM

Before coming to Emory, Dr. Coopersmith directed both the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship and the General Surgery Resident Research Program at Washington University School of Medicine and co-directed the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  As Associate Director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center's Emory Critical Care Center, Dr. Coopersmith works closely with Dr. Timothy Buchman, the center's founding director.  The center is integrating ICUs throughout the Emory Healthcare system and is bringing together clinicians and investigators from diverse disciplines to conduct research to define best clinical practices and inform public health policy.  The center also houses Emory's training programs in critical care anesthesiology, surgical critical care and pulmonary/medical critical care.  Dr. Coopersmith currently has two NIH RO1 grants aiming to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis.  Dr. Coopersmith also directs a NIH-funded T32 grant to train post-doctoral fellows in critical care research.  Dr. Coopersmith is President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the world's largest multiprofessional organization dedicated to the care of critically ill and injured patients.