The Ohio State University Medical Center recently announced the appointment of Thomas Papadimos, MD, as the Director of Critical Care Services for the Ross Heart Hospital effective October 1, 2011. This is a new position that will lead the multidisciplinary provision of care to critically ill post-surgical patients in the Ross Heart Hospital. He was instrumental in establishing this service in the past year and a half, and is ideally suited to lead it as it continues to provide care to this complex patient population. In this role, he will direct the provision of Critical Care in the Ross Heart Hospital, as provided by intensivists and non-physician providers from the Department of Anesthesiology and other Health System departments and divisions. He will also oversee the educational environment for residents, fellows and other trainees in the Ross Heart Hospital critical care setting.
Papadimos holds a bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg College (Tiffin, Ohio), earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo) in 1978 and completed three residencies, first in Pathology at the Naval Medical Center, then in General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and in Anesthesiology at the University of South Florida.
Papadimos is widely published on topics in critical care medicine, anesthesiology and medical ethics and is board certified in Preventive Medicine, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He served several tours of duty as general medical officer and epidemiologist for the U.S. Navy and on the faculties of the University of Michigan and University of Toledo before joining Ohio State in 2009.
Papadimos currently chairs the Subspecialties Committee of the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.