Daniel I. Sessler, M.D.
Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair
Department of Outcomes Research
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. He is also Director of the Outcomes Research Consortium, the world’s largest clinical anesthesia research group. Dr. Sessler has published a book on therapeutic hypothermia and more than 450 full research papers including a dozen in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and the British Medical Journal. His papers are cited more than 1,350 times per year, and >35 were accompanied by editorials. He has been a principal or co-investigator on grants exceeding $20 million, more than $14 million of which is from NIH and other peer-reviewed sources. Dr. Sessler has given invited lectures at more than 250 institutions. Among his awards is a Fulbright Fellowship and the 2002 American Society of Anesthesiology Excellence in Research prize.