Innovation Lab Medical Director Announcement

February 13, 2024

Building upon a lengthy and successful career at Washington University School of Medicine, Paul Kerby, MBBS, has been named the Medical Director for the BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine Healthcare Innovation Lab starting February 1, 2024.

In this new role, Dr. Kerby will report to Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, Vice President, Digital Products and Innovation. Dr. Kerby will work closely with Dr. Maddox and Ali Kosydor, MHA, director of the Healthcare Innovation Lab, to provide strategic vision and leadership, guide the innovation portfolio of work, further the presence and positioning of the lab as a health care innovation leader, and seek and create opportunities to leverage innovation and research. His extensive experience in telemedicine, innovation, and program design and administration will provide significant value to the lab’s strategy, execution, and impact.

Dr. Kerby completed a combined medical degree and intercalated BSc in pharmacology and science at King’s College London. He joined Washington University’s Department of Anesthesiology as a research fellow in 2006 and stayed for his anesthesiology and critical care training before joining the Washington University faculty in 2012.

Two years following his fellowship, Dr. Kerby became the co-medical director, and eventually director of the Department of Anesthesiology critical care advanced practitioner provider (APP) group at Washington University. Over that time he has helped grow the team from 20 to more than 70 APPs, created leadership and educational opportunities, facilitated recruitment and training, and expanded APP coverage to several of our community ICU sites.

Dr. Kerby also serves as the co-medical director of the Telemedicine ICU Center at Washington University. He helped build the program in 2016 from the ground up, and it has grown to cover 16 ICUs in academic and community hospital settings. It has become an invaluable asset to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC HealthCare and Washington University, furthering all institutional missions. Dr. Kerby oversees the creation of workflows and care models for a variety of ICUs and leads the training and education for the clinical teams both in the Telemedicine ICU Center and at the bedside.

In addition, Dr. Kerby serves as associate vice chair for innovation for the Department of Anesthesiology, an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and the academic critical care operations director for the anesthesiology department.

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