Dr. J. Daniel Muehlschlegel is the Director of the Cardiovascular Anesthesia Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Muehlschlegel is a cardiac anesthesiologist with extensive training in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); a researcher interested in genetic aspects of cardiac disease; and a teacher seeking to provide comprehensive education in TEE and perioperative management of highly complex patients. More than half of his time is spent performing research on the influence of genetics on the effects of myocardial ischemia. The remainder is divided equally between clinical care of cardiac surgical patients in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital operating room and formal teaching of residents and fellows in the operating room and in the simulator lab. He is also an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Muehlschlegel has been a member of Team Heart since 2012, accompanying Team Heart on 5 surgical trips to Rwanda providing his skills in anesthesiology in the operating room. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer for Team Heart and is currently examining the genetics of rheumatic heart disease in Rwanda. In addition, Dr. Muehlschlegel is an NIH-funded researcher investigating the transcriptional changes of myocardial ischemia.