Staff Profiles

Timothy Buchman

Timothy Buchman, PhD, MD, FACS, FCCP, MCCM

Dr. Timothy Buchman is the founding director of Emory's Critical Care Center (ECCC), which is integrating ICUs throughout the Emory Healthcare system.  The center has assembled clinicians, teachers and investigators from diverse disciplines.  Dr. Buchman is past president of the Shock Society, the Society for Complex Acute Illness and the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the latter being the largest organization of critical care professionals worldwide.  His research has spanned the bench-to-bedside continuum, including NIH-funded studies of physiological dynamics; of patient monitoring; of the genetics of sepsis and of ICU end-of-life care. 

Before joining Emory, he served as the Edison Professor of Surgery and Director of Acute and Critical Care Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.  Prior to his 15 years on the faculty at Washington University, Dr. Buchman directed the surgical intensive care unit and founded the trauma service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he completed his surgical training.  

Dr. Buchman has been a pilot for 44 years and holds Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor Certificates.  The first computer he ever programmed was an IBM 1620 at Columbia University Teachers College using SPS, the 1620's assembly language.