Michael L. Cheatham, M.D.
Chief Surgical Quality Officer, Orlando Health
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 12:15 PM–2:00 PM
Michael L. Cheatham, MD, FACS, FCCM, is the Chairman of the Orlando Health Surgical Group, Chief Surgical Quality Officer and Academic Chair of the Department of Surgical Education at Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Cheatham attended Stanford University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Science with Departmental Honors in 1985. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1989 and completed his General Surgery Residency training and a two-year Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Cheatham has been on the faculty of the Department of Surgical Education at Orlando Health since 1996. He also holds faculty appointments at the University of Florida, Florida State University, and University of Central Florida.
Dr. Cheatham is past President of the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS). His interest and research into the cardiopulmonary effects of increased intra-abdominal and intrathoracic pressure spans almost two decades. His current research interests include intra-abdominal pressure measurement, the use of advanced hemodynamic monitoring in intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, improved management and closure of the open abdomen, and the long-term health effects of abdominal decompression. He has published almost 200 abstracts, manuscripts, and book chapters.
Dr. Cheatham is also active in medical missions and international disaster relief through Samaritan’s Purse and World Medical Mission, Inc., serving on the Board of Directors since 2008. He has volunteered his time as a short-term missionary in Africa, Asia, and South America since 1986.