About Michael Devito, MD
Dr. DeVita spent 23 years of his career in critical care medicine at the University of Pittsburgh before moving to Connecticut, where he delivers critical and palliative care. He led the creation of the western hemisphere’s first Rapid Response System, and held the first international conference on Rapid Response.
Dr. DeVita is an internationally recognized speaker, has published over 100 articles, dozens of textbook chapters, and is lead editor of three RRS textbooks. For his work in RRS, the Society of Critical Care Medicine selected him for society’s highest honor, the Asmund Laerdal Award for contribution to resuscitation research.
A founding member of the International Society for Rapid Response Systems, Dr. DeVita was elected its inaugural President. Dr. DeVita was also a founding member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.