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William T. McGee, MD

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Critical Care Medicine Division
  • Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director, ICU Quality Improvement
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Critical Care Fellowship
    St. John's Mercy Medical Center/St. Louis University
    St. Louis, MO
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine
    Springfield, MA
  • New York Medical College
    Valhalla, NY
  • MHA
    Clark University
    Worcester, MA


Honors and Awards
  • Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, America Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2004-2009 (Only ICU in the US to win this award 5 times)
  • Vanguard Award, Edwards LifeSciences, 2007
  • Excellence in ICU Donation Program, Department of Health and Human Services, 2009
Areas of Interest
  • Central venous catheterization
  • Nutrition
  • Sepsis
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Stroke volume
Committee Appointments
  • Co-Chair, Transfusion Practices/Blood Utilization Review Committee
  • Secretary, Baystate Medical Center Medical Staff Executive Committee
  • Member, BMC Quality Management Operations Committee
  • Member, Simulation Center Task Force
  • Member, Dietician Recognition Program Review Board
  • Member, Mentorship Program, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Member, Nutrition Review Board
  • Member, Tufts Simulation Curriculum Committee
Professional Service
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Critical Care, case reports
  • Reviewer, Future Drugs, Ltd
  • Member, Neurocritical Care Society
  • McGee WT, Horswell JL, Calderon J, Janvier G, Van Severen T, Van den Berghe G and Kozikowski L:   Validation of a continuous, arterial pressure-based cardiac output measurement:  a multicenter, prospective clinical trial.  Critical Care 2007;11(5):R105-R111.
  • McGee WT:  A simple physiologic algorithm for managing hemodynamics using stroke volume and stroke volume variation:  physiologic optimization program.  J Inten Care Med 2009;24(6):352-360.
  • McGee WT, Mailloux PM, Martin RT:  Safe placement of central venous catheters.  Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Published online before print March 24, 2011.
  • McGee WT, Mailloux PT:  Unintended consequences of technology improvement on organ transplantation and determination of death: Ventilator autocycling and delayed recognition of brain death.  Neurocrit Care 2011;14(2):267-271.
  • McGee WT, Joyce R:  Hypercapnic cerebral edema presenting in a woman with asthma: A case report.  J Medical Case Reports 2011;5:192. 
  • Mailloux P, Friderici J, Freda B, McGee WT:  Establishing goals of volume management in critically ill patients with renal failure.  J Nephrol 2012 Jan 11:0 doi:10.5301/jn.5000076.
  • Wunderink RG, Niederman, MS, Kollef MH, Shorr AF, Kunkel MJ, Baruch A, McGee WT, et al:  Linezolid in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nosocomial pneumonia:  a randomized, controlled study.  Clin Infec Dis 2012 Mar 1;54(5):621-9. Editorial Commentary:  Antibiotic Treatment Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Hospital- and Ventialtor-acquired Pneumonia:  A Step Forward but the Battle Continues.  Clin Infec Dis 2012 Jan 12 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Raghunathan K, McGee WT, Higgins TL:  Importance of intravenous fluid dose and composition in surgical ICU patients.  Current Opinions in Critical Care Medicine, Aug 2012; 18(4):350-7.
  • International Web Based Consensus Conference HSR Proceedings (McGee WT):  Reduction of Perioperative Mortality.  Intensive Care & Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 2012.
  • Randomized, multi-centre, controlled clinical study on Effect of the Selective Adsorption System for Removal of Bacterial Toxins (S>A>F>E>BT) Therapy on Disease Severity and Inflammation in Mechanically Ventilated Subjects due to Severe Sepsis (NCT01312675). Sponsor: B. Braun Medical Inc., Principal Investigator, 2011 - present.
  • A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Comparative Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Two Doses of Tigecycline vs. Imipenem/Cilastin for the Treatment of Subjects with Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia.  Sponsor: Wyeth.  Principal Investigator, 2011 - present.