Michael P. HutchensM.D., M.A.

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Anesthesiology

Special focus on

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care (Anesthesiology)


Dr. Michael Hutchens is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He also serves as an intensivist in Portland Veterans Adminstration Medical Center Surgical Intensive Care Unit.  His long experience in cardiovascular and surgical critical care underpins an abiding research interest in acute cardiorenal syndrome, a common and disabling kidney disease which follows acute cardiac disease, such as myocardial infarction.

Dr. Hutchens originally planned a career as a professor of English, receiving the baccalaureate degree at Oberlin College. While studying for the Master of Arts in literature at Binghamton University, however, he became focused on medicine. He subsequently completed premedical studies at Goucher College and entered the University of Maryland where he earned his medical degree. After finishing a residency in anesthesiology at OHSU, Dr. Hutchens trained as a fellow in critical care medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, before returning to OHSU in July 2005.

Dr. Hutchens was the principal investigator on a NIH K08 mentored scientist grant to study "Sex Difference in Renal Injury After Cardiac Arrest: Mechanisms of Estrogen Action”, and is a technology innovator in the areas of anesthesiology and critical care medicine (for example, http://www.ohsu.edu/tech-transfer/portal/technology.php?technology_id=1213797)

Dr. Hutchens commutes on a bicycle, a source of an additional invention (https://www.google.com/patents/US9296441). When he is not at the hospital, Dr. Hutchens enjoys running, bird-watching and playing cricket with his family.


  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology, OHSU
  • Fellowship:

    • Critical care medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Certifications:

    • Anesthesiology, 2005 (completed MOCA cycle 1 2015)
    • Critical Care Medicine, 2005 (recertified 2015)


  • English