Paul Wischmeyer MD, EDIC, FASPEN, FCCM

Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD, EDIC, FCCM, FASPEN is a critical care, perioperative and nutrition physician who serves as a Professor with Tenure of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept. of Anesthesiology & Director of the Nutrition Team at Duke Hospital. Finally, he is also the founder and Director of the DukeC Clinical Nutrition Fellowship. Dr. Wischmeyer’s clinical and research focus is focused helping patients prepare and recover from critical illness and surgery. His research interests include surgical and ICU nutrition and exercise rehabilitation therapy, parenteral nutrition and personalized nutrition trials, perioperative optimization, post-illness muscle mass and functional recovery, and role of probiotics/microbiome in illness, specifically COVID-19 prevention/treatment. Dr. Wischmeyer has received significant funding from National Institutes of Health and DOD as well as numerous awards for his work from national and international societies. He has over 210 publications (H index-73 and >50 papers with > 100 citations and one paper with >1000 citations) in nutrition, critical care, exercise, muscle, metabolism and perioperative care, including publications in New England Journal of Medicine.