School of Medicine’s Haines appointed director of Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

Michelle Haines, M.D.
Michelle Haines, M.D.

Michelle M. Haines, M.D., assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been appointed medical director for the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute.

At the CVICU, Haines provides clinical leadership for the growing cardiovascular critical care program. The program manages the recovery of patients undergoing routine cardiovascular and thoracic procedures, as well as patients requiring heart and liver transplant or ventricular assist. The CVICU also offers extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life support system for patients with severely damaged lungs or hearts. She is co-director of the ECMO program and is director of the liver transplant anesthesia program.

Haines joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2009 and has been at Saint Luke’s since 2008 as a critical care medicine specialist. She received her medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed a residency in anesthesiology at Saint Luke’s Hospital through UMKC’s School of Medicine. She completed fellowship training in critical care medicine at the Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Haines is secretary of the Metropolitan Medical Society, and is a volunteer physician at the Kansas City CARE Clinic.

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