Biography

Michael Cripps, M.D., specializes in acute care surgery, including trauma, surgical critical care, and emergency general surgery. His research focuses on guided resuscitation of patients in hemorrhagic shock, acute traumatic coagulopathy, venous thromboembolism prevention, and the development of scoring systems for emergency general surgery. 

Dr. Cripps earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco-East Bay. He received advanced training in surgical critical care and trauma surgery through fellowships at UC San Francisco hospitals. He earned a master’s degree in clinical science at UT Southwestern. 

Board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Cripps joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012. He serves as Director of Clinical Research and as Program Director for the Department of Surgery’s ACGME-approved Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. 

He’s an active member of multiple national professional organizations, including the Surgical Infection Society, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Dr. Cripps has written more than 15 book chapters for the textbooks Trauma and Civetta, Taylor, & Kirby's Critical Care Medicine, as well as for other medical publications.

In 2017, he earned the Recognition of Excellence Award from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. 

Education

Medical School
UT Health Science Center McGovern Medical School (2003)
Fellowship
UC San Francisco/Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland (2008), Research
Residency
University of California San Francisco-East Bay (2010), General Surgery
Fellowship
San Francisco General Hospital (2012), Surgical Critical Care