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Robert Bartlett

Robert H Bartlett MD

Dr Robert Bartlett developed extracorporeal life support (ECLS) from the laboratory through the first successful clinical trials to routine practice worldwide. ECLS has led to new understanding of the pathophysiology of renal, cardiac, and pulmonary failure which provides the basis for much of modern critical care. Dr. Bartlett is a founding member of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).. His work has been recognized by awards from the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Surgery Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine and membership in the National Academy of Medicine. Dr Bartlett continues laboratory and clinical research at the University of Michigan where he is Professor of Surgery, Emeritus