Dr. Wei Dong Gao is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include anesthesiology.
Dr. Gao earned his M.D. from Harbin Medical University in China and his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary. He completed post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins. He performed his residencies at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Gao joined the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2002.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gao was a research assistant in the Department of Medicine and Medical Physiology at the University of Calgary. He was a research associate in the molecular and cellular cardiology section in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins from 1995 to 1997.
His research interests include myofilament desensitization in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, oxidative stress in heart failure, excitation-contraction coupling in ischemia/reperfusion and heart failure, anethesthetics and cardiac contraction, and cardiac muscle physiology.
Dr. Gao’s work was recognized by Johns Hopkins with a Clinician Scientist Award from 2002 to 2004. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of University Anesthesiologists, American Heart Association, American Physiological Society, Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Anesthesiology. He serves on the Research Committee of Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists and is an Associate Editor of Anesthesia & Analgesia.