Lessons from an Engineering Life in Medicine
Adam Seiver serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions business of Philips Healthcare, with responsibility for medical direction of respiratory, emergency care, and monitoring solutions.
Prior to joining industry—Respironics in 2003, and then Philips via acquisition in 2008—he practiced trauma surgery and surgical intensive care for 20 years on the faculty of the Department of Surgery at Stanford Medical School, in Palo Alto, California. His research has focused on computer applications to critical care, emphasizing mathematical modeling and decision support.
He has taught on the consulting faculty of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He has also taught Decision Models and Optimization as a visiting professor in the business school at Duke University. His current clinical practice involves critical care telemedicine, directing the 161-bed eICU program (VISICU/Philips) of the Sutter Health System, Sacramento, California.
Dr. Seiver holds an MD and PhD (Decision Analysis) from Stanford University, with an MBA from Duke University. He completed his surgery residency at Stanford University Hospital leading to Board certification in Surgery with Added Qualifications in Critical Care.
Additionally, he is certified in Clinical Informatics by the American College of Preventative Medicine. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgery and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.