Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD

Paul E. Wischmeyer, MD

Anesthesiologist, Critical Care Specialist

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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ABOUT ME

I am a perioperative, critical care, and nutrition physician focused on patient care and research to help patients prepare for and recover from surgery and major or critical illnesses. My unique expertise is utilizing innovative and integrative interventions such as nutrition and exercise to improve patients’ lives before and after illness. We in medicine have improved at treating disease, but we now must also ensure we restore patients’ qualities of life, so we are creating survivors, not victims, with our care. My passion for helping patients recover from illness arises from my personal experiences as both doctor and patient. Since childhood I have undergone numerous surgeries and personally experienced multiple hospital and ICU stays due to a childhood gastrointestinal illness with inflammatory bowel disease that took a large part of my intestinal tract. My hobbies include exercise and nutrition as a way of life and I even worked my way through medical school as a personal trainer. My personal experiences have made preparation and recovery from illness and family-centered ICU care a personal way of life that I am passionate about teaching patients and other caregivers worldwide. ?

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Illinois), 1996
Certificate in Clinical Research Science (NIH K30), University of Chicago (Illinois), 2001
RESIDENCY
Internship, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Children's Hospital, 1996-1997
Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Chicago Hospital (Illinois), 1997-2000
FELLOWSHIP
Clinical Pharmacology, University of Chicago (Illinois), 2000-2001
Critical Care, University of Chicago (Illinois), 2000-2001
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My role as Perioperative Research Director for the Duke Clinical Research Institute includes the study of treatments to improve preparation and recovery from surgery, major illness, and critical care. Essentially, putting real science into how we improve patients lives with interventions such as
nutrition and exercise. My work focuses on the goal to make it understandable and usable for patients so they can apply it simply to their lives and
recovery. This work includes NIH and Privately funded research focused on the role of nutrition, exercise, the microbiome, probiotics, and other
nutrition-related interventions such as protein delivery and sports nutrition to improve outcome and quality of life following acute/chronic illnesses.
This also includes work on what can we learn from athletes that can help patients recover their strength and quality of life following illness.
My works spans the entire range of translational research from basic laboratory studies to large multi-center randomized controlled clinical trials. I have over 125 publications in scientific journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and I have given over 600 invited lectures worldwide.

PUBLICATIONS
View Paul Wischmeyer's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Abbott Nutrition (Abbott Labs)
  • Baxter Healthcare
  • Fresenius-Kabi
  • Isomark Inc
  • Lyric Pharma
  • Medtronic Inc.
  • Nutricia