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Deborah Schwengel, MD

Deborah Schwengel, MD

Assistant Professor
Director, Anesthesiology Training and Residency Program

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Bloomberg Children’s Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone / Appointment Phone: 410-955-7609


Dr. Deborah Ann Schwengel is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology.

Dr. Schwengel serves as the director of the Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Training and Residency Program.

She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Duke University. She earned her M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She completed her residencies at Yale–New Haven Hospital and Johns Hopkins. She performed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Schwengel joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1994.

Dr. Schwengel's research interests include perioperative care of pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea and anesthetic care for patients undergoing ethanol embolization of vascular malformations. She also has a special interest in international adoption medicine and graduate medical education.

Dr. Schwengel serves on the Continuing Medical Education Advisory Board at Johns Hopkins and is the co-author of The Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series. She has been recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education with a Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award in 2013. She founded the International Adoption Clinic of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in 1999.

Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook

Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook
Written by residents, for residents, The Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook: Mobile Medicine Series, co-written by Deborah A. Schwengel, MD, is a concise, pocket-sized reference that focuses on the clinical pearls essential to successful anesthesia practice and training. Features a user-friendly templated format--along with a two-color design--that makes it easy to find the answers you need. Presents the work of the residents and faculty from Johns Hopkins University to provide you with the most current and comprehensive clinical handbook available. Offers evidence-based guidance linked to ranked evidence in anesthesia and critical care for expert recommendations on best practices. Provides lists of indications, dosages, treatments, and helpful guidelines to create a powerful clinical tool. Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Handbook is available from or the Johns Hopkins Medical Book Center at 1830 East Monument Street.

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Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

ACCM Grand Rounds take place Thursdays at 7 AM in Hurd Hall. Windows Media Player is required to view webcasts.

9/29: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

10/6: Abraham Endowed Lecture – Shad Deering, COL, MD, FACOG

10/13: Richard Traystman, PhD

10/20: Patient Based Learning Discussion

10/27: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting

11/3: Glenn Woodworth, MD

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