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Henry Eric Fessler, M.D.
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care
Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Research Interests: Heart-lung interaction; Lung mechanics; Mechanical ventilation
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Dr. Henry Fessler is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.
Dr. Fessler serves as the director of the fellowship program in pulmonary and critical care medicine and the assistant dean for undergraduate medical education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
He earned his M.D. from Rutgers University. He completed his residency at Hartford Hospital and fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine and environmental physiology at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Fessler's research interests include heart-lung interactions, lung mechanics, mechanical ventilation, and medical education.
He directs the Genes to Society integrated Medicine course at the School of Medicine and shares oversight of the four-year medical school curriculum. He developed the advanced critical care clerkship, recognized by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education with their award for an educational program in 2014. He is the 2014 recipient of the Professors Award for teaching in the clinical sciences, and the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Program Directors.
- Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care
- Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
- Professor of Medicine
- MD; Medicine, Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1982)
- Hartford Hospital / Internal Medicine (1985)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (1988)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Critical Care Medicine (1991, 2011)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1985)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Pulmonary Disease (1988)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Lenz PH, McCallister JW, Luks AM, Le TT, Fessler HE. "Practical strategies for effective lectures." Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Apr;12(4):561-6. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201501-024AR.
Agbor-Enoh S, Fessler HE. "Lie down and breathe." Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Sep;11(7):1155-8. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201402-073CC. No abstract available.
Fessler HE, Addrizzo-Harris D, Beck JM, Buckley JD, Pastores SM, Piquette CA, Rowley JA, Spevetz A. "Entrustable professional activities and curricular milestones for fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine: executive summary from the Multi-Society Working Group." Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):2290-1. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000615.
Fessler HE, Addrizzo-Harris D, Beck JM, Buckley JD, Pastores SM, Piquette CA, Rowley JA, Spevetz A. "Entrustable professional activities and curricular milestones for fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine: report of a multisociety working group." Chest. 2014 Sep;146(3):813-34. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0710.
Fessler HE. Undergraduate medical education in critical care. Crit Care Med. 2012 Nov; 40(11):3065-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31826ab360. Review. PMID: 22975892
Fessler HE. Shedding an unlovely light on critical care workload. Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):659-60. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31823729e9. No abstract available. PMID: 22249036
Estenne M, Fessler HE, DeCamp MM. Lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery. Compr Physiol. 2011 Jul;1(3):1437-71. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c100044. Review. PMID: 23733648
Brower RG, Fessler HE. Another "negative" trial of surfactant. Time to bury this idea? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2011 Apr 15;183(8):966-8. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201101-0018ED. No abstract available. PMID: 21498819
Stead WW, Searle JR, Fessler HE, Smith JW, Shortliffe EH. Biomedical informatics: changing what physicians need to know and how they learn. Acad Med. 2011 Apr; 86(4):429-34. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181f41e8c. PMID: 20711055
Shah NG, McAreavey D, Seam N, Woods CJ, Fessler HE, Munish Goyal M, Lee BW. A Longitudinal Regional Educational Model for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows Emphasizing Small Group and Simulation-Based Learning. Ann Am Thorac Soc 13(4): 469-74, 2016
CCSC Task Force on Critical Care Educational Pathways in Internal Medicine. Training internists to meet critical care needs in the United States: A consensus statement from the Critical Care Professional Societies. Crit Care Med. May;42(5):1272-9, 2014
Activities & Honors
- Outstanding Educational Program, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2014
- Outstanding Educator Award, Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, 2016
- Professors' Award for Teaching in the Clinical Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014