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Jonathan Schlesinger, MD

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Joseph J. Schlesinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Email: joseph.j.schlesinger@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 343-6268
Fax: (615) 343-6272

Dr. Schlesinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Division of Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Jazz Piano Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans, Dr. Schlesinger earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed residency training in Anesthesiology followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University. While in training, Dr. Schlesinger became a B.H. Robbins scholar. His mentor, Dr. Mark Wallace, is the director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute. Dr. Schlesingerís research interests include multisensory integration, human factors, aural perception, temporal precision, alarm development, patient monitoring, and medical education. This work led to the prestigious 2014 Education Specialty Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His personal interests include medical mission work, playing the piano, and travel.

Education & Training
B.A. – Music, Loyola University, New Orleans
M.D. – University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Anesthesiology Residency – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Critical Care Fellowship – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Recent Publications

  1. Stevenson RA, Schlesinger JJ, Wallace MT. Effects of divided attention and operating room noise on perception of pulse oximeter pitch changes: a laboratory study. Anesthesiology 2013 Feb;118(2):376-81. PMID:23263015.
  2. Schlesinger JJ, Stevenson RA, Shotwell MS, Wallace MT. Improving pulse oximetry pitch perception with multisensory perceptual training. Anesth Analg. 2014 Jun;118(6):1249-53. PMID:24846194. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000222.


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