Myer H. Rosenthal and CCM at Stanford

Myer "Mike" Rosenthal

On September 1, 2005, Myer H. Rosenthal (Mike to all of us) completed thirty years of service at Stanford as the chief of the Critical Care division in the Department of Anestheisa.. In 1975, Mike and Anne moved from Bethesda Naval Hospital to Palo Alto and created the Intensive Care Unit at Stanford as the national model for multidisciplinary critical care. He then nourished critical care through its growth, serving as the Medical Director of the Critical Care Units for 22 years and as the division chief for the next 30 years. As a result of his recruitment efforts, the Critical Care division of the anesthesia department now includes over a dozen faculty working in four different critical care services at Stanford and the Palo Alto VA. During his three decades, Mike has helped train 100 fellows, and more than half subsequently entered academic Critical Care Medicine. These fellows now include multiple department chairs and division chiefs throughout the country. Mike has been a national leader in critical care and has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists.

In the summer of 2021, after practicing at Stanford University for 46 years, Dr. Rosenthal retired as an Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery and as the person who started Critical Care Medicine at Stanford.

Endowed Myer H. Rosenthal Lecture in Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Norm Rizk, Dr. Judith Pickerskil (#1), Dr. Mike Rosenthal, Dr. Rob Fowler (#87), Dr. Ron Pearl (#7).

  • September, 20, 2021
    J. Randall Curtis 
    Promoting Serious Illness Communication Across a Healthcare System: Using Research and Education to Improve Healthcare
  • September, 21, 2020
    Mark E. Nunnally
    Fear and Loathing: The COVID-19 Experience at New York University
  • October, 7, 2019
    Michael Avidan
    No brain is an island
  • September, 10, 2018
    Robert D. Fowler (#87)
    Caring for Critically Ill Patients when there is no ICU
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  • October, 16, 2017
    Laureen Hill, M. D., MBA (#65)
    Bottlenecks, Boundaries and Burnout: The quest for reliability and resilience in critical care
  • Nov 7, 2016
    W. Myers (#6)
    Complex Care: Prognosis and Prospectus
  • December 7, 2015
    T. Buckman
    Using Big Data to Advance Research, Education, and Clinical Care: Creating a Learning Critical Care System
  • December 1, 2014
    M. Mythen
    Xtreme Everest Project
  • November 11, 2013
    W. E. Ely
    A New Frontier in Critical Care: Saving the Injured Brain
  • November 12, 2012
    J. Russell
    Vasopressin, Genomics and Management of Sepsis in 2012
  • November 14, 2011
    D. B. Coursin
    Glycemic Control in the ICU: Sweetness with Consequences
  • November 15, 2010
    M. A. Mathay
    Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Therapeutic Potential for Acute Lung Injury
  • November 2, 2009
    B. P. Cavanagh (#51)
    How physiology can get you into trouble if you don't understand it
  • November 7, 2008
    J-L. Vincent
    Protocolized care : interest and limitations (Primarily limitations !)
  • November 5, 2007
    D. J. Cook (#36)
    Changing Clinician Behavior in the ICU
  • October 30, 2006
     R. N. Sladen (#3)
    Natriuretic Peptides in Critical Care
  • October 15, 2005
    T.W. Feeley
    The Evolution of Critical Care Medicine in Healthcare; Reflections on Thirty Years of Supporting Life

Myer "Mike" Rosenthal

  • Professor Emeritus, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Endowment for the Rosenthal Lecture Series

We are pleased to announce that we have endowed the Rosenthal CCM Lecture series, thanks to the donations of many CCM alums and others. If you would like to make a donation to the CCM program, please contact Dr. F. Mihm.