Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Robert Gould Focuses on Improving Clinical Operations to Ensure the Best Care for Critical Patients

Robert Gould, MD works in the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Department of Anesthesiology as an Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Division Chief of Critical Care. His roles in coalescence are patient care, overseeing the patient experience and managing the daily and long-term logistical operations at University of Minnesota Health.

With a career-long passion for critical care medicine, Dr. Gould first decided to become an anesthesiologist in his sophomore year of college. Originally from New York, he enjoys the abundant opportunities there are living here in Minnesota. 

“I came to the University of Minnesota because of its cutting-edge research, high standards for education and outstanding critical care. It was an opportunity full of possibilities for me to set the pace, being that this position had never been filled before,” said Dr. Gould. 

Dr. Gould’s attention to detail is just one quality that makes him a valuable part of the Medical School. He sees his role as Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology as a way to make a difference in the way patients experience care at University of Minnesota Health. 

Dr. Gould works diligently to align resources and collect data for daily, short-term and long-term operations. He also partners with Fairview Health Systems leaders on crucial operational components such as staffing and advises other leaders in the Department of Anesthesiology on operations decisions in their areas - acknowledging that to be successful “we have to work together.”  

As services have now expanded into tele-medicine, Dr. Gould’s expertise will be crucial in bringing the high-quality critical care available at University of Minnesota Medical Center to patients across Minnesota.

“We work remotely to monitor patients in ICUs at hospitals that do not have as many resources as other larger hospitals in the state,” said Dr. Gould. “I’m looking forward to building our tele-medicine capabilities and being able to help more Minnesotans.”

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