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Henry Eric Fessler, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
Professor of Medicine


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Director, Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Professor of Medicine



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5000

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-3467

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0100

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Critical Care Medicine , Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Heart-lung interaction; Lung mechanics; Mechanical ventilation

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School / MD; Medicine (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 Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Minai OA, Fessler H, Stoller JK, Criner GJ, Scharf SM, Meli Y, Nutter B, Decamp MM; NETT Research Group. Clinical characteristics and prediction of pulmonary hypertension in severe emphysema. Respir Med. 2013 Nov 19. pii: S0954-6111(13)00447-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.11.006. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24290900
    2. Fessler HE, Addrizzo-Harris DJ, Berger R, Mastronarde JG, Piquette CA, Schulman DA. Hospitalist path to critical care fellowship is uneven and narrow. Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan;41(1):e3-4. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31826be81d. No abstract available. PMID: 23269169
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Eberlein M, Reed RM, Permutt S, Chahla MF, Bolukbas S, Nathan SD, Iacono A, Pearse DB, Fessler HE, Shah AS, Orens JB, Brower RG. Parameters of donor-recipient size mismatch and survival after bilateral lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2012 Nov;31(11):1207-1213.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2011.07.015. Epub 2011 Oct 28. PMID: 22036314
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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

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