Michael D. Taylor, MD, Joins Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors

April 21, 2016

Trauma surgeon and critical care physician, Michael D. Taylor, MD, FACS, joins the Board of Directors of Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization promoting sepsis awareness.

San Diego, California – (April 21, 2016) – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization promoting sepsis awareness, today announced that Michael D. Taylor, MD, FACS, has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Taylor is a trauma surgeon and critical care physician in suburban Cleveland.

Dr. Taylor’s professional experiences with sepsis led him to become a sepsis awareness advocate and to join the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors. “In my career in trauma and the intensive care unit, I have seen the devastating impact of sepsis,” he explained. “It’s amazing to think that there is this huge health care problem that affects so many people, yet public awareness remains scant. I believe that the Sepsis Alliance is poised to have a meaningful impact on expanding the public awareness of sepsis while helping to facilitate greater collaboration in healthcare to create highly structured sepsis programs, just as has been done for other time-sensitive medical problems such as heart attack, stroke, and trauma.”

“We are delighted that Dr. Taylor accepted to sit on our board,” Dr. Jim O’Brien, Sepsis Alliance Medical Director and Board Chair, said. “His professional experience in dealing with patients with sepsis and their family members, as well as his participation in developing hospital-wide sepsis programs will provide us with guidance as we move forward with new and existing programs at Sepsis Alliance.”

Sepsis, sometimes called blood poisoning by the general public, is a medical emergency that occurs when the body’s response to infection begins to injure its own tissues and organs. It is estimated that 258,000 people in the U.S. die every year from sepsis, a preventable condition requiring early diagnosis and rapid treatment.

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading nonprofit patient advocacy organization in North America promoting awareness of sepsis. Sepsis Alliance’s mission is to save lives by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. The organization hosts national and community events, distributes educational information, and promotes training and education of sepsis and its devastating effects. Sepsis Alliance also provides support by giving patients and family members information about sepsis and Post Sepsis Syndrome, as well as a community forum to share their experiences. Sepsis Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a GuideStar Gold Rated Charity. For more information, please visit https://www.sepsis.org.