Back to team Dr. Isabelle Kopec VP of Medical Affairs & Co-Founder Contact “When I started my career in critical care medicine, I never imagined that I would be able to save lives all across the country.” As a co-founder of Advanced ICU Care, Dr. Kopec is responsible for a great number of the company’s practices and successes. She is a practicing intensivist who is deeply involved in client relationships and ensuring that the collaborative relationship between company clinical staff and hospital staff is seamless. In addition to her role at Advanced ICU Care, Dr. Kopec serves as the associate chairman of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and as past president of the medical staff at SSM DePaul Health Center in St. Louis. Under her leadership, DePaul received SSM Healthcare’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and a five-star rating two years running from Health Grades for cardiac surgery outcomes. Dr. Kopec also helped implement DePaul’s Medical Emergency Team to improve patient outcomes and lower mortality rates. In 2006, she was selected as one of St. Louis’ “Healthcare Heroes.” Dr. Kopec served as chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Tele-ICU Committee, and is an active member of Mid-America Transplant Services Physician Advisory Board, American College of Physicians and American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Kopec speaks on patient safety and quality outcomes of Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU program at national conferences, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum. Dr. Kopec is board-certified in critical care and internal medicine. She completed her fellowship training in critical care medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She earned her MD from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and her BS from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.