Dr. Ramsay is chairman of the department of anesthesiology and pain management at Baylor University Medical Center, a position he has held since 1989. He is also co-medical director of OR services, and serves as a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees and the Medical Board. He is director of anesthesia for the liver transplant program and has personally provided anesthesia for over 1000 liver transplant recipients.
As President of Baylor Research Institute, Dr. Ramsay leads clinically relevant research efforts for Baylor Health Care System. Since joining the organization, Dr. Ramsay developed a successful infrastructure that increased the number of clinical trials from 250 to more than 900 active trials today. He also executed a collaboration agreement with Roche pharma that supports very early research projects and accelerates their completion. This was a pilot project and has now been replicated at many academic centers around the world.
Dr. Ramsay is currently involved in a number of clinical research projects for which he is the principal investigator. His current research includes the role of nitric oxide in ameliorating the reperfusion injury in liver transplantation. He also is a principal investigator on several NIH-funded clinical trials to improve the outcomes of trauma victims.
Formerly the President of the International Liver Transplantation Society, Dr. Ramsay is currently a member of their Scope Committee and serves on the Editorial Board of Liver Transplantation. He has published chapters in 10 textbooks on various topics related to the liver, including Busuttil and Klintmalm’s Transplantation of the Liver, and has published over 58 manuscripts related to liver transplantation in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Sedation Analgesia Guidelines Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, a group that introduced new guidelines for the management of Pain, Agitation and Delirium in Adult ICU patients in January 2013.
Dr. Ramsay is a professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center and holds a clinical professorship in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and also in the department of periodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University. In addition, Dr. Ramsay is the developer of the Ramsay Sedation Scale, a measurement designed for interpreting the depth of sedation for patients in the critical care unit.