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Paul Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM

Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine Division
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Wischmeyer is a critical care, perioperative, and nutrition physician-researcher who specializes in enhancing preparation and recovery from surgery and critical care. He serves as a Tenured Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Duke University. He also serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept. of Anesthesiology and as the Director of the TPN/Nutrition Team at Duke.

For his research work and clinical work, Dr. Wischmeyer has received numerous awards from national and international societies including The John M. Kinney Award for the most significant contribution to the field of general nutrition, the Stanley Dudrick Research Scholar Award by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and The Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Parenteral Nutrition Society (IPENEMA) for significant contributions to the field of nutrition.

He has over 200 publications (H index-63 and 46 papers with > 100 citations) in nutrition, critical care, and perioperative care, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national/international medical meetings, delivering over 1000 invited presentations in his career.

Dr. Wischmeyer’s passion for helping patients recover from illness and surgery arises from his personal experiences as both doctor and patient in the ICU. Thus, preparation for surgery/critical care and recovery from illness are a way of life for Dr. Wischmeyer that he is passionate about teaching his patients and other caregivers worldwide.


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