Kevin W. Lobdell, MD

Chairman & Executive Director
Dr. Lobdell is board certified in thoracic surgery and general surgery and has special qualifications in surgical critical care. His research interests include risk modeling and mitigation strategies, telemedicine and digital health, acute kidney injury, goal-directed therapy, metabolic response to injury and sepsis, early extubation, effects of BMI on CV outcomes, glycemic control, and aortic dissection. He has more than 65 publications and 140 presentations associated with these efforts.
Dr. Lobdell is Chair of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Research Development and serves on the Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety. He is also a member of the research committee for the Thoracic Surgery Foundation and is a Section Editor of SESATS for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Lobdell holds memberships with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, ERAS Cardiac Surgery, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, & the American Telemedicine Association. He is an active board member, independent quality consultant for industry, editor, reviewer and serves in various other societal leadership positions.