Bradley Fuhrman, M.D., TTUHSC El Paso Department of Pediatrics chairman and professor, was selected as a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Council of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). Fuhrman will join an elite group of 64 Masters of Critical Care Medicine in the United States and two others in the State of Texas to carry this designation.
This unique designation reflects Fuhrman’s status as a long-standing Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) for the past 25 years and is based on his achievements as a prominent and distinguished leader of national and international stature, personal character, leadership, eminence in clinical practice, outstanding contributions to research and education in critical care and exemplary contributions to SCCM, ACCM and the field of critical care in its broadest sense.
As a Master of Critical Care Medicine, Fuhrman will continue to advance technical and cognitive aspects of multiprofessional critical care and serve as a role model for younger critical care practitioners and researchers.
Fuhrman serves as El Paso Children’s Hospital’s Physician-in-Chief. He relocated from New York where he was a tenured professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Fuhrman spent more than two decades at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at SUNY. Prior to SUNY, he was a critical care specialist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert in alternative mode of life support and disaster preparedness. He has authored or co-authored almost 200 articles and publications including the definitive textbook for pediatric care medicine, Pediatric Critical Care. He has had numerous research inventions, patents and patent applications in his name. Fuhrman has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, as well as on the editorial committee of the World Journal of Pediatrics.
Fuhrman began his distinguished career at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He went on to complete sub-specialty training in neonatology and pediatric cardiology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
Fuhrman is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and three subspecialties: pediatric cardiology, perinatal medicine, and pediatric critical care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care medicine. He is also board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Among his many awards and recognitions are the Helen L. DeRoy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Pediatrics Children’s Hospital of Detroit, Luis Mosovich Award, Pediatric ICU Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and the Distinguished Career Award, AAP Critical Care Section.
Fuhrman will be conferred with the MCCM designation in February of 2016.