Professor Daniel Sessler
Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair
Department of Outcomes Research
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Sessler attended medical school at Columbia University, and subsequently completed pediatric and anesthesia residencies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published a book on therapeutic hypothermia and more than 825 full research papers including two-dozen in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. More than 100 of his papers were accompanied by editorials, and more than a dozen were cover articles for major anesthesia journals. His papers have been cited 40,000 times — making him the world’s most published and cited anesthesiologist (H index 91). He is among the top 0.02% of cited scientists in any field.

Dr. Sessler has been a principal or co-investigator on grants totaling more than $60 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 days. He is an editor for Anesthesiology and serves as a director for the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). He has given invited lectures at more than 400 institutions. Dr. Sessler’s awards include a Fulbright Fellowship and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research prize.


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