Dr. Jochen Steppan is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He specializes in cardiothoracic anesthesiology.
Dr. Steppan completed his M.D. at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany. He conducted residencies in anesthesiology at the University Hospital of Heidelberg and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed fellowships in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology and pediatric cardiac anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Steppan is a member of the American Heart Association, the International Anesthesia Research Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the German Medical Society for Acupuncture.
Dr. Steppan’s research focuses on vascular stiffness, an important predictor of aging associated cardio-vascular morbidity. He has published extensively and has won several awards for his research. His is FEAR-funded and has identified a novel target enzyme that contributes to crosslinking of proteins in the vascular matrix.