Richard D. Urman, MD MBA

ISOBS Co-FoundeR &
Chief EXECUTIVE Officer
Director of Clinical Innovation, ipso

Dr. Urman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ISOBS.  He also serves as Director of Clinical Innovation at IPSO.  He is a staff anesthesiologist and Medical Director of Sedation for Interventional Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Urman received his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School, and completed a residency in anesthesia. Dr. Urman’s research interests are in patient safety, novel anesthetic drugs, and operating room efficiency. He has lectured nationally and internationally. His other interests are medical education and curriculum design, and he was recently named the Morgan-Zinsser Fellow of the Harvard Medical School Academy.

Dr. Urman has authored several books, including Pocket Anesthesia, Essential Clinical Anesthesia, Operating Room Leadership and Management, Essential Regional Anesthesia, Physicians’ Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities, Ambulatory Anesthesia, and several others.

On the national level, Dr. Urman currently serves on various committees of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), The Joint Commission, Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA), and is an officer of Society for Preoperative Assessment and Quality Improvement, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery-USA, and SONORIA. Dr. Urman has done nonprofit strategy consulting work as part of Harvard Business School’s Volunteer Consulting Organization (VCO) and Community Action Partners (CAP).