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Deborah Ann Schwengel, M.D.

Director, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Training and Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Female

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410-955-7609

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Director, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Training and Residency Program
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-7609

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7609
Fax: 410-955-5607

Expertise

Anesthesiology

Research Interests

Graduate medical education; International adoption medicine; Anesthetic care for the patient undergoing ethanol embolization of vascular malformations; Perioperative care of the pediatric patient with obstructive sleep apnea

Biography

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.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine / MD (1986)

    Residencies

    • Yale-New Haven Hospital / Pediatrics (1989)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology (1991)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine (1991)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1993)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Schwengel’s research topics include the hemodynamic effects of ethanol embolization for the treatment of vascular malformations; obstructive sleep apnea in children; the evaluation of a novel educational curriculum for anesthesiology residents; the development of a curriculum in disaster preparedness for anesthesiology residents; and the evaluation of a curriculum in systems-based practice for anesthesiology residents.

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Garcia-Tomas V, Schwengel D, Ouanes JP, Hall S, Hanna MN. "Improved residents' knowledge after an advanced regional anesthesia education program." Middle East J Anesthesiol. 2014 Feb;22(4):419-27.
    2. Ouanes JP, Schwengel D, Mathur V, Ahmed OI, Hanna MN. "Curriculum development for an advanced regional anesthesia education program: one institution's experience from apprenticeship to comprehensive teaching." Middle East J Anesthesiol. 2014 Feb;22(4):413-8.
    3. Schwengel DA, Dalesio NM, Stierer TL. "Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea." Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Mar;32(1):237-61. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2013.10.012.
    4. Schwengel DA, Winters BD, Berkow LC, Mark L, Heitmiller ES, Berenholtz SM. "A novel approach to implementation of quality and safety programmes in anaesthesiology." Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2011 Dec;25(4):557-67. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2011.08.002. Review.
    5. Schwengel DA, Sterni LM, Tunkel DE, Heitmiller ES. "Perioperative management of children with obstructive sleep apnea." Anesth Analg. 2009 Jul;109(1):60-75. doi: 10.1213/ane.0b013e3181a19e21. Review.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Outstanding Achievement in Education Award (Educational Innovation), Institute for Excellence in Education, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2013
    • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 2013

    Memberships

    • American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1997
    • Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists, 2000
    • Society for Education in Anesthesia, 2007
    • Association of Anesthesia Core Program Directors, 2008

    Professional Activities

    • Continuing Medical Education Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Clinical Competence Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, 1994
    • Education Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, 1994
    • Intradepartmental Compliance Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, 1995
    • Asthma Clinical Pathway Committee, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 1999 - 2001
    • Supply and Equipment Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, 2002 - 2007
    • Sedation Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003 - 2007
  • Videos & Media +

    Lectures and Presentations

    Creation of a Unique, Multimodal, ACGME-Compliant Curriculum in Anesthesiology
     Grand Rounds Lectures , http://webcast , jhu (01/08/2012)
    edu/Mediasite/Play/85be30284a374254b60f58ad3ab10bbd1d

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