Gregory H. Botz, MD, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Gregory H. Botz, MD, FCCM, is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He inspired initial focus of the team on active shooter events, and it was his continuous inspiration that led to the development of Med Tac. It was also his inspiration and idea to develop the CARE Huddle Checklist. He is the lead clinical content expert for the Med Tac program. He is a recipient of The Pete Conrad Patient Safety Award, recognizing these individual contributions to the Med Tac Program and his leadership service to the team.
He received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital, and then completed an anesthesiology residency followed by critical care medicine and medical simulation fellowships at Stanford University in California. He previously served on the faculty at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Botz is a 2004 graduate of the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement. He has served as the University of Texas Chancellor’s Health Fellow in Quality of Care and Patient Safety. Dr. Botz was previously medical director of the ICU, Transfer Center, Acute Care Training Center, Simulation Center, Code Blue Team Operations and the Medical Emergency Rapid Intervention Team at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
As a clinician-educator, Dr. Botz serves as a national consultant for the Society of Critical Care Medicine Fundamentals training programs. He was a senior editor for the American Board of Anesthesiology Joint Council on Anesthesiology Examinations, program director for the UTHSC-Houston Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care training programs and a member of The University of Texas System Health Care Components ICU Quality Improvement Collaborative. He has participated in SCCM education programs in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the Saudi Critical Care Society, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Association of Intensive Medicine in Brazil (AMIB).
He is a founder and health security lead for the Global Emerging Threats Community of Practice launched with major Medical Centers. Dr. Botz is the clinical lead for the Coronavirus Care Community of Practice launched by the Med Tac Global Bystander Rescue program for critical infrastructure workers and families, as well as the general public, to deal with the Coronavirus Pandemic. Dr. Gregory Botz serves Med Tac as an uncompensated consultant and this relationship has been disclosed to MD Anderson’s Conflict of Interest Office.