Can you have less pain, less opioids, and faster and better recovery after surgery? Absolutely! ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery optimizes care before, during and after surgery in terms. Learn about ERAS from the President of ERAS USA.
Dr Mike Scott MB ChB FRCP FRCA FFICM
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaDivision Chief Surgical & Neuroscience Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director, PENN E-LERT Telemedicine ICU Program
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Mike Scott undertook his undergraduate medical training in the UK and Postgraduate training in the UK and Australia. He trained in internal medicine before doing anesthesiology and critical care medicine and has Fellowships with the Royal College of Physician’s, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty for Intensive Care Medicine.
He was one of the first clinicians to adopt Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) principles in 2001 at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford UK and has championed it ever since. He was appointed a National Clinical Advisor in Enhanced Recovery for NHS Improvement in 2012. Mike has a keen research interest and has been investigator / Chief Investigator for multiple studies in analgesia, haemodynamic monitoring, fluid therapy and the stress response for surgery within an ERAS Protocol. He advocates opioid sparing analgesia and hemodynamic monitoring including bedside ultrasound as a standard of care. He was lead author of the Perioperative Quality Initiative for opioid sparing analgesia and recently co-author of the international multidisciplinary consensus statement on the prevention of opioid-related harm in adult surgical patients.
Dr. Scott is President of ERAS USA and co-author for some of the ERAS Society Consensus Guidelines, Chair of the ERAS Education Committee and is on the ERAS Society Executive Committee. Mike has lectured extensively around the world and has published clinical trials, editorials and review papers. He is Senior Editor for Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Dr. Scott moved to the USA from the UK at the end of 2016 to take up the position of Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness and Division Chief of Critical Care medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia.
He moved to take up the position of Division Chief at the University of Pennsylvania at the beginning of 2020 just in time for the COVID pandemic!
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