Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc

Michael Gaies, MD, MPH, MSc


Dr. Michael Gaies is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at the University of Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University in 1997, MD and Master of Public Health from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002, and MS in Health and Healthcare Research from the University of Michigan in 2013. He completed pediatrics residency at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2005 and served as Chief Resident in 2005-2006 and was as a clinical fellow in Pediatric Cardiology and cardiac intensive care at the University of Michigan until 2010.

Dr. Gaies is the founder and Executive Director of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4), an international quality improvement collaborative.  His current research interests center on defining and understanding variation in clinical outcomes and health-care resource utilization between cardiac surgery centers and identifying the cardiac intensive care structure and process variables that drive observed variation. Dr. Gaies collaborates with researchers who direct regional and national quality improvement collaboratives in pediatric and congenital cardiac care and across other specialties.  He also is the co-founder and co-Director of Cardiac Networks United.