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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 performed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Fessler's research interests include heart-lung interaction, lung mechanics and mechanical ventilation.
He played an important role in the creation of the Genes to Society curriculum at the School of Medicine. He also developed the advanced critical care clerkship. He was recognized by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education with a George J. Stuart Award in 2014.
- 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.
Pastores SM, Fessler HE, Zimmerman JL, Sessler CN, Baumann MH, Farmer JC, Martin GS. "The authors reply." Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):e678-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000531. 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.
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
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
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
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
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
Activities & Honors
- George J. Stuart Award, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2014