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Jochen Daniel “Danny” Muehlschlegel

JOCHEN DANIEL “DANNY” MUEHLSCHLEGEL, MD, MMSc, MBA, is the director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Anesthesiologist-in-Chief for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

An innovative physician-leader, educator and translational researcher, Dr. Muehlschlegel joined Hopkins from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where he was the vice chair of research, director of cardiac anesthesia research and the BWH Distinguished Chair of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Muehlschlegel investigates the impact of genetic variation on adverse cardiovascular events and their significance at a functional level. His NIH-funded work has led to more than 110 peer-reviewed publications. He is also the chief scientific officer of Team Heart, a nonprofit medical organization focused on bringing sustainable cardiac care to Rwanda.

Among Dr. Muehlschlegel’s many honors, he received the Kaplan Leadership Development Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, was elected to the Association of Cardiac Anesthesiologists and received the Distinction in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School. He is the chair of the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Research Committee and a member of the leadership committee of the Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Council of the American Heart Association. Additionally, he is an oral board examiner of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Muehlschlegel earned his medical degree from Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, a Master of Medical Science degree in translational genetics from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He completed his residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and fellowships in cardiac anesthesia and cardiovascular genetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.