The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest non-profit medical organization dedicated to promoting excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care.
American College of Critical Care Medicine
Fellowship in the American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) is meant to recognize individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions and have made an impact on the profession at a regional, state, or national level.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine is governed by the 23-member SCCM Council, which consists of the five members of the Executive Committee: SCCM president, SCCM president elect, SCCM past president, SCCM secretary and SCCM treasurer. Eight Specialty Section-designated seats (Anesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neuroscience, Nursing, Pediatrics and Surgery), and one "collective" seat representing all other sections. There are six at-large seats and three honorary members.
Incorporated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Society of Critical Care Medicine adheres to the strictest nonprofit governance practices. Find information about Council Nominations, Members, the SCCM Bylaws, the SCCM Strategic Plan and the
SCCM history timeline.
Leadership and Staff
The Society of Critical Care Medicine is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific membership organization. The Society is governed by a group of 18 members called the Council. Learn information about the SCCM President, the SCCM Council, and the SCCM CEO and SCCM Staff. Read the President's Message from the SCCM past presidents. Presidential addresses from CCM are available. Find SCCM Careers and learn what it's like to work at SCCM.
Nicholas P. Ninos, MD, FCCM, served as the first chancellor of the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 1990.
Thank you to all the SCCM past presidents who have offered their service to the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Presidential addresses from presidents are published in CCM.
Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, is the 2018 President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman is is an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. His 2018 presidential address was on High-Value Care in the ICU. The SCCM President serves a one-year term directing the mission and vision of the multiprofessional organization.