Medical Director, Critical Care, eICU, and Advocate Intensivist Partners
Advocate Aurora Health Care
Michael Ries, MD, MBA, is the Medical Director of Adult Critical Care and Advocate Intensivist Partners, Advocate Health Care, and of the AdvocateAurora Health Care eICU, and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush University. Dr. Ries is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Physicians. Dr. Ries received his A.B. degree at Cornell University and his MD degree at Chicago Medical School (AOA Honorary). In 2002, he completed his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Dr. Ries has authored numerous articles and book chapters on tele-ICU and its impact on the quality and cost of health care delivery and has lectured extensively on the topic including at national Critical Care conferences. Dr. Ries has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching including the prestigious Mark Lepper Society of Teachers award. He is a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Journal of Critical Care, and Health Affairs and a presentation mentor for HIMSS. As Medical Director for Advocate Adult Critical Care and the tele-ICU program for AdvocateAurora Health Care, he oversees clinical and financial outcomes, integration, and process improvement initiatives for Advocate’s 18 ICU’s located at ten hospitals and the AdvocateAurora’s tele-ICU program. The 768 bed tele-ICU program represents the second largest program in the country.