Dr. Likosky is a health services researcher and cardiovascular epidemiologist whose work focuses on the patterns and consequences of care and reduction in unwarranted variation in practices. In partnership with the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative, he evaluates determinants of variability in blood utilization, as well as post-operative, hospital-acquired infections, following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). He created a network of regional cardiac surgical quality improvement collaboratives, the National Cardiac Surgery Quality IMPROVEment (IMPROVE) Network, which seeks to increase the value of cardiovascular surgical care by developing, evaluating, and sharing best practice knowledge. Dr. Likosky also helped launch the Perfusion Measures and Outcome (PERForm) registry, which collects data on the practice of cardiopulmonary bypass and is now being used at cardiac surgical programs across the U.S.
- Ph.D., Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College
- M.S., Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth College
- B.A., Philosophy, Emory University