Founding Director of the ER One Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
(Formerly Director of Strategic Initiatives)
Michael P. Pietrzak, MD serves as Senior Fellow, formerly the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Mik was a founding director of the ER One Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center which is now part of MI2. Prior to the establishment of the ER One Institute, he was a project principal and director of Project ER One charged with leading the federally funded initiative in developing the design features, concepts, and specifications for an all risks medical facility in a multi-threat environment.
Mik has held several academic positions including Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University, Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University, and Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Military Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, where he continues to hold an adjunct faculty appointment. In addition, he is the founder and principal of Knowledge Management Solutions, a consulting firm working in the areas of medicine, design, and technology application. He serves as senior medical consultant to HKS architects healthcare group and has been intimately involved in the development of environments for senior housing.
Mik was a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians having served as an officer and on numerous committees. He served on the American Institute of Architects committee for Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities, and on several committees and working groups providing input to the United States Government on critical infrastructure protection; over his career he has made over 100 presentations at national and international conferences.
Mik received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa School of Medicine and completed a residency in emergency medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.