Ansgar M. Brambrink, M.D.

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Dr. Ansgar Brambrink relocated from Germany in August 2003 and is Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at OHSU.Dr. Brambrink is active as both a clinician and a research scientist. His clinical research pursuits have included effects of modified immune response following severe trauma, techniques for regional anesthesia and innovative airway devices in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Brambrink has also studied experimental ischemia in a variety of animal models. He has worked on strategies for preconditioning with pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, exploring their neuroprotective mechanisms and their potential for clinical application in neuroanesthesia and the neuro-ICU. Most recently, his research interests have focused on regeneration and plasticity after experimental stroke. His long-term goal is to investigate the effects of preconditioning and gender on post-ischemic neurogenesis and the underlying mechanisms.Dr. Brambrink enjoys photography, listening to music, and spending time with his family.


  • Degrees:
    Ph.D., Westfälischen Wilhelms-University, Medical School, Munster, Germany, 1994
    M.D., Westfälische Winlhelms-University , Münster, Germany, 1988
    B.S., Johannes Gutenberg-University , Mainz, Germany, 2002
  • Residency:
    Dr-Residency in Anesthesiology: Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, 1993. Residency in Postsurgical Intensive Care Medicine; Department of Anesthesiology; Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, 1995-1996
  • Fellowship:
    Clinical and Research Fellow: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1993-95 Fellow; Intensive Care Unit; Department of Anesthesiology; Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, 1996-1997
  • Certification:
    Completion of the ‘Habilitation’ in Anesthesiology (Venia legend), 2002 Board Certified Anesthesiology, 1996

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