Lee A. Fleisher, MD, FACC is Robert Dunning Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a co-author of Complications in Anesthesia, 3rd Edition and Essence Of Anesthesia Practice, 4th Edition.
Dr. Fleisher received his MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and performed post-graduate work at the University of Minnesota and Yale University.
Dr. Fleisher’s research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, evidence-based medicine, and measurement of quality of care. For the past 10 years, he has collaborated on numerous projects related to health services research and quality measurement in the Medicare population. Most recently, he has been studying the influence of culture and innovation on care delivery. Dr. Fleisher has authored over 300 articles, chapters, and books, and has been recognized by Best Doctors in America.
Dr. Fleisher is Past-President of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. He is Vice-Chair of the Consensus Standards Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Surgery Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum, and a member of the Administrative Board of the Council of Faculty and Academic Specialties of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He is also a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of the Technology Evaluation Center of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association. In 2007, he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.