Dr. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Deborah Schwengel, MD, MEHP on her promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Schwengel completed her undergraduate education at Duke University and medical training at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She pursued clinical training in pediatrics at Yale University/Yale New Haven Hospital and then anesthesiology, pediatric critical care medicine and pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has devoted her faculty years at Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. She completed the Master of Education in the Health Professions degree at Johns Hopkins in 2016.

Her work focuses on anesthesiology education as a mechanism for producing excellence in the next generation of anesthesiology clinical providers, and research to yield a better understanding of the potential successes and failures of the educational process, in order to consistently develop faculty as skilled teachers. She has an incredible track record of innovation and strives for creation of novel programs that enhances the environment of learning for participant and teachers alike.

She has developed a new community in the ACCM Education Research Core and is actively creating a better understanding of the science of learning. At Hopkins, she is known as a dedicated, approachable and talented teacher, innovator and leader. She also holds a reputation as a doer, a good citizen and always a compassionate care provider for all patients. Nationally she is known as an education leader and actively involved at all levels of leadership from committee member to Board of Directors member to Chair of a National meeting.

Deb’s work as a clinician-educator and medical educational scholar has significantly strengthened the successes and the reputation of the Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology Residency and the Department’s national presence as a leader in Anesthesiology education.