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Michael A. E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA 


Baylor Research Institute

Dr. Ramsay leads Baylor Health Care System’s clinically relevant research efforts as president of Baylor Research Institute (BRI). In more than 10 years with BRI, Dr. Ramsay has developed a successful infrastructure that has increased the number of active clinical trials from 250 to more than 800. He also has supported and led Baylor Research Institute’s investigators in obtaining funding, including more than $100 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ramsay recently executed a collaborative, yet non-exclusive, agreement with a major pharmaceutical company to advance early research ideas. This may prove to be a model for the future for many research centers. Dr. Ramsay also is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects for which he is the principal investigator.

In addition to his role at BRI, Dr. Ramsay is chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, a position that he has held since 1989. He is also co-medical director of OR services. He serves as a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Medical Board. 

He is director of anesthesia for the liver transplant program and has personally provided anesthesia for more than 1,000 liver transplant recipients. Dr. Ramsay served as president of the International Liver Transplantation Society and is currently a member of their Scope Committee.  He is on the Editorial Board of Liver Transplantation and has published chapters in 10  text books on various topics related to the liver.  He has published more than 58 manuscripts specifically related to liver transplantation in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Ramsay is a professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center and holds a clinical professorship in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School as well as in the Department of Periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University.

In addition, Dr. Ramsay is the developer of the Ramsay Sedation Scale, a measurement designed for interpreting the depth of sedation for patients in the critical care unit. This scale has been adopted around the world. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and numerous chapters in text books. He is a member of the Sedation Analgesia Guidelines Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. This group came out with new guidelines for the management of pain, agitation and delirium in adult intensive care unit patients in January 2013.

Dr. Ramsay attended London Hospital Medical College, London University.