Michael Lipnick, M.D. is an anesthesiologist and intensivist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Health Equity in Surgery and Anesthesia (CHESA)- formerly the Anesthesia Division of Global Health Equity.
He is a graduate of the UCSF School of Medicine and completed residency programs in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Anesthesia Residency at UCSF as well as Critical Care Fellowship at UCSF.
Michael’s interests focus on critical care, perioperative care, and medical education. He co-founded The Global Health Hub (www.globalhealthhub.org), OpenCriticalCare.org and Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery. He is currently Director of Anesthesia and Surgery for the HEAL Global Health Fellowship (www.healinitiative.org) and Director of the UCSF Institute of Global Health Sciences Faculty Program.
Michael is an investigator in the UCSF Hypoxia Lab and has active research projects including pulse oximetry development for low-income countries, examining mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance, preconditioning, as well as outcomes in critically-ill patients with ARDS.