Matthias Johannes Merkel, M.D., Ph.D.
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Dr. Matthias Merkel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine and has been a member of the faculty since April 2004. He serves as an Anesthesiologist/Intensivist in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). His research interests are currently focused on mechanism of induced cardioprotection and related gender differences. Dr. Merkel earned the MD-PhD from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany where he then pursued advanced training in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. During this time he participated in clinical research and investigated the use of inhaled vasodilators in acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute right heart failure. He also served as an Emergency Physician in the German Emergency Medicine System. Immediately prior to his arrival at OHSU, he was an ICU attending in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany.
MD: Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1997; Doctorate (PhD): Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, 1999
Anesthesiology - Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Anesthesiology Intensive Care Medicine - Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
German Board Certification in Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, 2004
German Board Certification in Anesthesiology, 2003