Daniel Sessler

Daniel Sessler

Dr. Sessler attended medical school at Columbia University, and subsequently completed pediatric and anesthesia residencies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Having served as a Professor at the University of California in San Francisco and as Vice-dean for Research at the University of Louisville, he is now the Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair of the Department of Outcomes Research at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Sessler is an editor for Anesthesiology and serves as a reviewer for more than 50 journals. He has given invited lectures at more than 350 institutions. He serves as a director for the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER).

Dr. Sessler has been a principal or co-investigator on grants exceeding $40 million. He founded and directs the Outcomes Research Consortium: the Consortium is the world’s largest clinical anesthesia research group and publishes a full paper every 3.5 days.

Dr. Sessler has published a book on therapeutic hypothermia and more than 650 full research papers including ten in the New England Journal of Medicine. Eighty of his papers were accompanied by editorials; a dozen were cover articles for major anesthesia journals. His papers have been cited more than 28,000 times.

Among his awards is a Fulbright Fellowship and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research prize.

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