Timothy G. Buchman

External Professor

Timothy G. Buchman, PhD, MD, FACS, FCCP, MCCM has four decades of bedside experience caring for septic patients. A general surgeon, intensive care doctor and virologist, he is currently Senior Advisor, IPA to the Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe), Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Buchman’s other current roles include Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Informatics at Emory University, where he founded the Emory Critical Care Center. Dr. Buchman is past president of the Shock Society, of the Society for Complex Acute Illness and of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the latter being the largest organization of critical care professionals in the world . He is Editor-in-Chief of Critical Care Medicine, and Critical Care Explorations.  He is a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. He also serves as site director of the military-civilian partnership, Surgical Critical Care Institute. Dr. Buchman’s current research focuses on the use of artificial intelligence to predict which patients in the intensive care unit will become septic.

Primary Institution: Emory University

Role/Title: Professor of Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Informatics

Topics of Interest: AI/Machine Learning - Biology - Health - Network Theory - Organizations - Risk & Uncertainty - Strategy/Decision Making - Time

How SFI changes your mind: The (Not So) Long Jumps. Once inside the tesseract that is SFI, patterns of problems and their solutions become accessible in ways that suddenly close distances among seemingly unrelated disciplines.

When and how you first got involved with SFI: Invited to speak at Summer School

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby

Favorite Film: Top Gun