New Critical Care Medicine Leadership

Two new faculty members—Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, and Jonathan Bishop, MD—were recruited for leadership positions in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, effective July 1, 2019.

Rachel Sackrowitz, MD, MBA, is the inaugural Chief Medical Officer of the UPMC ICU Service Center. An enthusiastic and collaborative administrative leader, Dr. Sackrowitz will be instrumental in continuing to carry forward many of the initiatives underway as well as to further develop the strategic plan for the ICU Service Center.

Most recently, she held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Advanced ICU Care, a tele-ICU provider based in St. Louis, MO, where she was a member of the senior executive team. She was also a tele-intensivist for Advanced ICU Care and for the last nine years maintained an intensivist position in the Medical/Surgical ICU at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT.

Dr. Sackrowitz graduated from NYU School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. She holds an MBA from Stern School of Business at New York University.

The ICU Service Center was established in 2015 to build a critical care model that standardizes and integrates care delivery across the UPMC system.

Jonathan Bishop, MD, MBA, FCCP, is appointed the Clinical Chief at UPMC Mercy Hospital and Medical Director of the Medical ICU. Dr. Bishop will leverage his clinical and administrative leadership skills to build upon established efficiencies and further develop critical care services at UPMC Mercy.

Prior to joining UPMC, he was an Associate Professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has extensive military critical care medicine experience that includes:

  • Medical Director of the ICU and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center
  • Medical Director of the Critical Care Air Transport Team training course of the US Air Force
  • Physician with the Critical Care Transport Team during peak military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

A graduate of The Ohio State College of Medicine, Dr. Bishop completed his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine fellowship at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Science Consortium, Wilford Hall Medical Center, based at Lackland Airforce Base.  He is a recent MBA graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.