Betty Tsuei, MD

Professor of Clinical

Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit

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Betty Tsuei, MD

Dr. Tsuei was trained in surgery and surgical critical at the University of Cincinnati.  Her clinical focus is the care of the critically ill surgical patients, coordinating comprehensive care for injured and postoperative patients, including those with orthopedic, urologic, cancer, vascular disease, and pregnant women with complications from delivery.  She has been the medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at UCMC since 2004, expanding that unit from 18 to 34 beds. Since 2009, she has led the multidisciplinary Critical Care Operations Committee, which works in a collaborative manner to improve the care of critically ill patients across all of the adult ICUs at UCMC. 
She has authored peer-reviewed publications in both basic science and clinical research and has won several teaching awards.  In addition to membership in multiple national organizations, she is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Critical Care Medicine.  She is certified in general surgery, with added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care as awarded by the American Board of Surgery.  Dr. Tsuei practices at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 




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Bachelor's Degree

Princeton University


Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati


General Surgery Residency

University of Cincinnati


Fellowship in Critical Care and Trauma

University of Cincinnati


Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery


American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care)



Surgery-Critical Care