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Dr Daniel Engelman


Baystate Medical Center

Dr Daniel Engelman, MD, is the Interim Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and Medical Director of the Heart, Vascular and Critical Care Units at Baystate Medical Center, USA. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts-Baystate, USA, and an Associate Professor-Adjunct at Tufts University School of Medicine.

He recently started the Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS) Collaborative to nationally standardize best practices. He is the President of the Massachusetts Society of Thoracic Surgeons and also serves on multiple statewide oversight committees. Daniel participates on two national workforces for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and was the Past President of the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Baycare PPO and ACO and is Vice President of the local Independent Physician Organization.

Daniel is the principal investigator on multiple research projects, has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications, and participates on an international taskforce standardizing approaches for the prevention of postoperative acute kidney injury. He travels extensively lecturing on advances in critical care medicine, healthcare informatics and finance, multimodal analgesia, and fast-track recovery after cardiac surgery. He serves as a consultant, independent medical reviewer, and speaker for Mallinckrodt pharmaceuticals, Edwards Lifescience, Zimmer-Biomet, and Astute Medical. He was named the National ACS/STS Health Policy Scholar in 2016.

He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at the Heller School of Brandeis University, USA, and was previously a Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his cardiothoracic Surgical training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. He received his BA with honours from the University of Pennsylvania and MD from New York University School of Medicine.