Likosky is a Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Michigan, where he serves as the Section Head for Health Services Research and Quality. He is also a faculty member at the Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, as well as the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at U-M. Likosky has held leadership positions within a number of quality improvement collaboratives, including the Associate Director for the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, and epidemiologist for the Vascular Study Group of New England. He is the Director of the International Consortium for Evidence-Based Perfusion (ICEBP), a partnership and collaboration between perfusion societies, medical societies, clinicians, and industry to improve continuously the delivery of care and outcomes for cardiac surgical patients. He currently is the Evaluative Clinical Scientist for the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative, where he works with clinical teams to evaluate and improve clinical outcomes among patients receiving cardiac surgery in the state of Michigan. He is the founding Director of the IMPROVE Network, a collaboration of cardiac surgical quality collaboratives. The IMPROVE Network seeks to improve the value of cardiovascular surgical care by developing, sharing best practice knowledge, coordinating, undertaking, evaluating, and disseminating quality improvement projects across its member organizations. He is also the co-founder and the Director for the PERFusion Measures and outcomes (PERForm) registry, a cardiovascular perfusion registry that has been adopted at over 40 hospitals in the United States.