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Past Presidents

Learn more about the values and visions of SCCM's past presidents. 

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Thank you to all the SCCM past presidents who have offered their service to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Learn about these individuals by accessing the available presidential addresses. Presidential addresses are published in Critical Care Medicine.  
  Presidential Year
Max Harry Weil, MD 1971 - 1972
Peter Safar, MD 1972 - 1973
William C. Shoemaker, MD 1973 - 1974
Henrik H. Bendixen, MD 1974 - 1975
William J. Grace, MD 1975 - 1976
Louis R. Del Guercio, MD 1976 - 1977
Ake Grenvik, MD, PhD 1977 - 1978
Christopher W. Bryan-Brown, MD 1978 - 1979
Stephen M. Ayres, MD 1979 - 1980
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Joseph M. Civetta, MD 1980 - 1981
W. Leigh Thompson, PhD, MD 1981 - 1982
George A. Gregory, MD 1982 - 1983
John B. Downs, MD 1983 - 1984
Dharmapuri Vidyasagar, MD, FCCM 1984 - 1985
Robert F. Wilson, MD 1985 - 1986
Dennis M. Greenbaum, MD, FCCM 1986 - 1987
Richard W. Carlson, MD, PhD 1987 - 1988
Peter R. Holbrook, MD, FCCM 1988 - 1989
Eric C. Rackow, MD, FCCM 1989 - 1990
T. James Gallagher, MD, FCCM 1990 - 1991
Frank B. Cerra, MD, MCCM 1991 - 1992
Russell C. Raphaely, MD 1992 - 1994
Thomas G. Rainey, MD, MCCM 1994 - 1995
Joseph E. Parrillo, MD, MCCM 1995 - 1996
John W. Hoyt, MD, FCCM 1996 - 1997
Loren D. Nelson, MD 1997 - 1998
R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, MCCM 1998 - 1999
Robert W. Taylor, MD, MCCM 1999 - 2000
Carolyn E. Bekes, MD, MCCM 2000 - 2001
Ann E. Thompson, MD, MCCM 2001 - 2002
Maurene A. Harvey, RN, MPH, CCRN, MCCM 2002 - 2003
Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD, MCCM 2003 - 2004
Margaret M. Parker, MD, FCCM 2004 - 2005
Peter B. Angood, MD, MCCM 2005 - 2006
Charles G. Durbin Jr., MD 2006 - 2007
Frederick P. Ognibene, MD, MCCM 2007 - 2008
Philip S. Barie, MD, MBA, FCCM 2008 - 2009
Mitchell M. Levy, MD, FCCM 2009 - 2010
Judith Jacobi, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM 2010 - 2011
Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FCCM 2011 - 2012
Clifford S. Deutschman, MD, FCCM 2012 - 2013
Carol L. Thompson, PhD, ACNP, CCRN, MCCM 2013 - 2014
Craig M. Coopersmith, MD, FACS, MCCM 2014 - 2015
Todd Dorman, MD, FCCM 2016 - 2017
Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FCCM 2017 - 2018
Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM 2018 - 2019
Heatherlee Bailey, MD, FCCM 2019 - 2020
Lewis J. Kaplan, MD, FACS, FCCM 2020 - 2021