Michael Apostolakos, MD, FCCP
University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Apostolakos is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.  He is Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences.  After 20 years as Director of Adult Critical Care, he has Chief Medical Officer at the University of Rochester Medical Center since 2017. 

Dr. Apostolakos has served as President of the New York State Thoracic Society as well as the New York State Chapter Representative to the American Thoracic Society.  He is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is course director for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course.  Dr. Apostolakos served as Critical Care Medicine fellowship director for over 20 years. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He has received numerous University of Rochester awards for physician excellence as well as for his teaching of medical students and residents.

Dr. Apostolakos received his MD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

His academic interests include sepsis, the acute respiratory distress syndrome, and Quality Improvement. 

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Why are we giving the Clinical Learning Environment (CLE) center stage at the 2019 Nexus Summit?  Isn’t the CLE “just” where we precept students and prepare them for practice?  Yes, and also, think bigger, much bigger. The CLE is the critical intersection between the current and future workforce in healthcare. It is where new generations and likely new professions will envision and craft new ways of delivering health care while mentoring and influencing each other.  We need to think bigger and ask different questions:  Who will be in the evolving CLE spaces together?  What role do patients…