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UC Irvine Health Appoints William C. Wilson, MD, as Director of Critical Care Services

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

William C. Wilson, MD, former vice chairman and chief of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine at University of California, San Diego, has been named Director of Critical Care Services at UC Irvine Health system. Dr. Wilson oversees the adult intensive care units (ICUs) at UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, including Medical Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Neuroscience Intensive Care and Burn unit.

Dr. Wilson brings with him a diverse background that includes formal training in surgery, anesthesiology, adult and pediatric cardiothoracic anesthesia, and critical care medicine. With more than two decades of clinical experience at the faculty level, caring for critically ill patients in a wide range of intensive care settings is his specialty. Additionally, Dr. Wilson has plenty of leadership experience in the management of critical care physician assignments, patient flow, and resource allocation in a number of ICU models.

Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and completed his residencies in Anesthesia and General Surgery at UC San Diego and UC San Francisco, respectively. With years of experience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Wilson is a welcome addition to UC Irvine Critical Care Medicine, as well as the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care.

During his tenure at UC Irvine Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Wilson will aid in healing patients, teaching residents and students, and discovering new technologies in the field. As an innovative thinker and champion of multidisciplinary care, Dr. Wilson is internationally recognized as a leader in critical care, both as an author and clinician-scientist teacher. In addition to authoring four major textbooks, Dr. Wilson has contributed to hundreds of chapters, and has reviewed articles and scientific papers specific to the medical field.

UC Irvine Critical Care Medicine is committed to achieving excellence in academic medicine, providing outstanding medical care, recruiting the brightest and most talented residents, and offering research opportunities in both basic science and clinical realms. With the addition of Dr. Wilson to our world-class faculty, we can continue to realize these goals.
The expertise and leadership of Dr. Wilson will be a valuable asset to our team, and with Dr. Wilson in his new role as hospital director of Critical Care Services and senior faculty at UC Irvine’s Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, we can continue to provide world-class care to the people of Orange County and beyond.


About UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care is one of the premier anesthesiology departments in the United States, which boasts an excellent residency program for training future doctors. The department is affiliated with the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine and provides anesthesia coverage at the UC Irvine Medical Center; the only university hospital serving Orange County. Established in 1967, the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine ranks in the top third of American medical schools in terms of research income per faculty member, and has achieved international recognition in fields such as neuroscience, medical imaging, cardiology, and genetics. As one of five University of California medical centers in the state, UC Irvine Medical Center is a thriving Level 1 trauma center with a steady influx of patient volume and surgery complexity. For more information about the UC Irvine Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, please visit:

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