Michael Englesbe, MD, FACS is the Cyrenus G. Darling Sr., MD and Cyrenus G. Darling Jr., MD Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan in the Section of Transplantation Surgery. He practices liver and kidney transplantation in children and adults. He is the portfolio director of the BCBSM supported Quality Collaboratives in Michigan. He is the director of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) and the co-director of the Opioid Prescribing and Engagement Network (OPEN). His primary research interest is in surgery and population health. He has funding for his work from the National Institute of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and Michigan – Health and Human Services. He serves as a vice chair of the Department of Surgery – leading the surgical resident academic development time. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and 3 children.
Dr. Englesbe is very involved in undergraduate, medical student, and surgeon education. He directs the medical school 3rd and 4th year curriculum. He leads the academic surgeon development program for the Department of Surgery. His greatest passion is facilitating an impact focused career trajectory for students and trainees.
Dr. Englesbe has an active research group. The focus is improving the quality and efficiency of surgical care through practice change. His current work uses analytic morphomic techniques to assess patient risk, and then investigate ways to mitigate these risks through physical activity. He is also working to understand and combat the opioid crisis in Michigan. He is the Associate Director of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative. He directs the Michigan Surgical Home and Optimization Program. He co-directs the Michigan Opioid Prescribing and Engagement Network. He has funding for his work from the National Institute of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, and Michigan – Health and Human Services.
Englesbe, Principal Investigator, Department of Health and Human Services - HHS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services –. “Michigan Surgical Home and Optimization Program”.1C1CMS331340-01-00 9/1/2014 – 8/31/2018
Brummett, Englesbe, Waljee - Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Health and Human Services – Michigan and Department of Health and Human Services - HHS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “Michigan Opioid Prescription and Engagement Network”. 10/1/2016 – TBD
Regenbogen (PI) Role: Mentor (NIH – NIA K08 - AG047252-01) “Enhanced Recovery in colon surgery among older patients in Michigan” 9/1/2015 – 8/31/2020
Sheetz (PI) Role: Mentor, Association Academic Surgery Trainee Research Fellowship. “The value and appropriateness of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. 7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018.
Waljee (PI) Role: Co-I (NIH-NIDA R01) – “Prevention of Iatrogenic Opioid Dependence after Surgery” 9/1/2017 – 8/31/2022 (pending)
Brummett, Englesbe, Waljee - Co-Principal Investigator, Michigan HHS (SAMHSA - Opioid STR) - Creating best practices for postoperative pain management and opioid prescribing among patients undergoing surgical and dental procedures in Michigan. 6/1/2017 - 5/31/2019