Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Intensive Care and Resuscitation at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK). He also holds a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management from Vanderbilt University.
He has practiced cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine for more than 25 years in the UK, USA and Canada, and has authored 4 textbooks and more than 250 original publications, with an h-index of 76. His clinical practice is cardiothoracic, surgical intensive care and perioperative medicine. His translational research interests include biomarker discovery in acute illness and injury. His clinical research interests include observational and pragmatic interventional trials of candidate interventions to prevent and treat adverse outcomes following cardiac surgery, in particular the role of intravenous fluid therapy in acute kidney injury. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Defense, private philanthropy and by industry. He is the Immediate Past President of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and a founder Director of the Peri Operative Quality Initiative.