Robert J. Graham, MD

IPEP Clinician and Content Expert Faculty

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Graham leads the PERCS Cardiovascular Critical Care workshop and developed its three-year, rotating curriculum for fellowship trainees, nurses, and other staff. Dr. Graham is an associate in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. He is the director of resident and medical student education for the division. In addition to his clinical work in the intensive care setting, he is interested in improving the care for children and families living with chronic illness, disabilities, and technology dependence. Rob developed the Critical Care, Anesthesia, and Perioperative Extension (CAPE) and Home Ventilation Program, which provides home-visits, care coordination, and consultation for children with chronic respiratory insufficiency and other complex special healthcare needs.

“I appreciate the vital role played by the PERCS approach to medical education and I am thrilled to be part of the IPEP faculty. My research with families of children with special healthcare needs suggested a need for improved communication around their unique needs, thus I thought PERCS was the perfect venue to improve care.”

Rob’s health services research focuses on the interface between critical care services and children with technology dependence and chronic disabilities. Through systematic needs assessment, subsequent clinical interventions and program development, he foresees the extension of critical care services beyond the confines of intensive care units to optimize outcomes, quality of care, and resource utilization for these children and families. His resume includes over twenty original articles, chapters, commentaries, and other publications.