Special Series: Tribute to J Randall Curtis
- The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program was founded in 2014 by the Cambia Health Foundation to enable emerging palliative care leaders to execute impactful projects and grow as national leaders in the field. Since the program's inception, J. Randall “Randy” Curtis, MD, MPH has been deeply involved in this vital endeavor: serving on the advisory board and personally mentoring eighteen scholars. Randy has sharpened our thoughts, guided our growth, and imparted wisdom in the process.
- Anesthesia and anesthesiologists have deep roots within the specialty of intensive care medicine,1 but anesthesiologists in the United States comprise only 13% of intensivists, compared to 20% with specialization in surgery and 65% internal medicine.2 With frequently separate training programs, different funding options, and departmental divides, anesthesiologists can sometimes feel as an “other” within the field of critical care. Yet, innovative leaders and mentors such as Randy Curtis bridge that divide.