Dr. Schlesinger was recently elected to the position of Vice President
of the International Association of Music and Medicine. He is an
Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Division of
Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Adjunct
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 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.
Dr. Schlesinger’s research interests include multi-sensory 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. Besides his publication history in high-impact scientific journals, Dr. Schlesinger is a patented inventor and has been featured on the podcast “99 percent invisible,” CNN Health, and the New York Times.