Henry Ford Research Director Receives Presidential Citation


DETROIT — Emanuel P. Rivers M.D. MPH, vice chair and research director of Henry Ford Hospital’s department of emergency medicine, has received a presidential citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for his contributions to their organization.

The society represents all professional components of the critical care team, and promotes excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine.

Rivers is nationally recognized for his research in severe infection, critical care, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. His pioneering research in severe infection was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2001, and is one of the most cited publications on sepsis in medical literature. In 2013, the research led to the first national standard for management of infection by the National Quality Forum, and is currently under adoption by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Rivers completed a residency in emergency and internal medicine and a fellowship in critical care medicine. He has been a senior staff physician in the emergency department and surgical intensive care unit since 1988. He is board certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and critical care medicine.