chair of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Daniel Talmor, M.D., M.P.H., is chair of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Edward Lowenstein professor of anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Prior to becoming chair, Dr. Talmor was the vice chair for Critical Care Medicine at BIDMC.
Dr. Talmor received his medical degree from Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel. He followed this with a residency in anesthesia at the Soroka Medical Center, also in Beer-Sheva. In 1999 he came to BIDMC, where he completed fellowships in critical care medicine and cardiac anesthesia. He then earned his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests are centered on the early identification and treatment of critically ill patients, with a particular focus on the optimal delivery of mechanical ventilation.
Dr. Talmor currently serves as the principal investigator (PI) on two National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded studies, one of which is a phase 2 clinical trial testing a novel mode of mechanical ventilation in patients with acute lung injury. The other is the NHLBI network for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Lung Injury. He is also the principal investigator on a large grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation aimed at redesigning the way care is delivered in the Intensive Care Unit using principles of systems engineering.