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Short Biography of M. Michael Shabot, M.D.

 

Head and shoulder shot of M. Michael Shabot, M.D.M. Michael Shabot, M.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas. He previously served as Memorial Hermann’s Chief Quality Officer. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Health Information Sciences at Houston. Under his leadership, in 2008 Memorial Hermann received the National Patient Safety Leadership Award from the VHA Foundation and National Business Group on Health. In 2009, Memorial Hermann received the National Quality Healthcare Award from the National Quality Forum.

Dr. Shabot is Board certified in General Surgery and Surgery Critical Care, with specialties in general surgery, trauma surgery and critical care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Medical Informatics. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, Dr. Shabot served as Medical Director of Enterprise Information Services, Director of Surgical Intensive Care and Associate Director of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is a past Chief of Staff at Cedars-Sinai. He served as President of the Los Angeles Surgical Society and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

During his surgical residency, Dr. Shabot implemented a first generation electronic medical record system for the real time management of critically ill patients. Since then he has overseen the development of numerous innovations in patient care including ICU, inpatient and ambulatory systems. He has published over 340 papers, chapters, books and abstracts on critical care, trauma, physiologic monitoring and the use of computerized information systems for decision support, quality management and clinical research. A specialist in electronic medical records, Dr. Shabot conducts research on how systems can improve patient care, quality and safety. He obtained a patent on a wireless clinical alerting system in 1999.

Dr. Shabot is married to Linda Ann Shabot and they have three children, all living in California.