Bruce Spiess, MD

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Bruce Spiess, MD, the medical director of HemoSonics, is an emeritus professor of cardiothoracic anesthesiology and physiology (adjunct) from the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.

He received his medical degree from Rush University in Chicago and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Spiess is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a Fellow of the American Heart Association. 

Spiess is a world-renowned educator and lecturer, as well as an accomplished clinician and researcher. He has conducted anesthetics in over 20,000 operations and has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, more than 50 book chapters, and 7 textbooks.

Shortly after his retirement from clinical practice, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) bestowed its highest award, the Presidential Lifetime Outstanding Service Award, on Dr. Bruce D. Spiess for his pioneering efforts on VET, quality patient care (The FOCUS Initiative), PBM, and service to the Society.