Michael Breslow

Michael Breslow Chief Strategist Philips Healthcare

Dr. Michael Breslow is an industry leading expert on health system improvement and an authority on critical care research and innovation. 

Currently, Dr. Breslow leads the development of innovative, highly efficient inpatient and outpatient solutions that enable health systems to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs for high risk, high cost populations. 
 
Dr. Breslow also directs critical care research programs including the Philips eICU Research Institute that utilizes data from more than 1 million eICU program patients to support academic research, advance the understanding of critical care and drive technical and clinical innovations.  
 
Previously, Dr. Breslow was executive vice president for research and product marketing for the Philips Enterprise Patient Informatics Solutions business, which included VISICU, Emergin and the IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio. In this role he was responsible for product strategy and development activities for US and international markets.  
 
Dr. Breslow co-founded VISICU, a technology/service company focused on ICU care innovation, which was acquired by Philips in 2008. Prior to founding VISICU, Dr. Breslow was associate professor of anesthesia, internal medicine, and surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  
 
During his time at Hopkins, Dr. Breslow directed the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and was head of the Division of Critical Care Medicine. He had a productive research career, receiving funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.  His research focused on peri-operative problems and mechanisms responsible for trauma-related complications.  
 
He has served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Association of University Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, and on the Critical Care Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  He has been an associate editor of the journals Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology.  
 
Dr. Breslow was a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University in 1972, with a B.A. degree in biochemistry.  He graduated in 1976 from the Tufts University School of Medicine and went on to residency training in internal medicine and anesthesiology at Michael Reese Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, respectively.