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Organizational Structure

OUTCOMES RESEARCH Consortium is a consortium of more than 100 collaborating investigators. The administrative center for the non-profit consortium is the Department of Outcomes Research at the Cleveland Clinic. However, its members hold individual appointments at more than 20 universities.


Major Site Directors


Daniel I. Sessler, M.D.


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:: Download a copy of Dr. Sessler's curriculum vitae. (PDF / 7.6MB)
:: Download a high-resolution photograph of Dr. Sessler. (JPG/340KB)
:: MedLine Citations
:: Article about Dr. Sessler in NIH Findings
:: Ximena Valdes, M.D. (Dr. Sessler's wife)
      Marcela Valdes, M.A. (daughter)
      Claudia Valdes, M.A. (daughter)
:: Andrew Sessler, Ph.D. (Dr. Sessler's father)
:: Jonathan Sessler, Ph.D. (Dr. Sessler's brother)
:: Ruth Sessler D.M. (Dr. Sessler’s sister)

Dr. Sessler is the Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair of the Department of OUTCOMES RESEARCH at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an editor for Anesthesiology and serves as a reviewer for more than 50 journals. His grants total $50 million. Dr. Sessler has published more than 700 full research papers which have been cited more than 30,000 times. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship and the ASA Excellence in Research prize.

Associate Director

Andrea Kurz, M.D.


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Andrea Kurz, M.D. attended the University of Vienna School of Medicine (1983-1987), and completed an anesthesia residency and fellowship at the University of Vienna (1987-1993). She was then a research fellow in the OUTCOMES RESEARCH Consortium Laboratory in San Francisco and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of California in San Francisco (1993-1996). Subsequently, she was Professor of Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesia and General Intensive Care at the University of Vienna. Dr. Kurz was an Associate Professor of Anesthesia at Washington University in St. Louis for four years where she directly the Department of Anesthesia Clinical Research Center. She subsequently chaired the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Bern for four years, a period of extraordinary research productivity for the Department. Dr. Kurz is now Vice-chair of the Department of Outcomes Research and Chair of the Department of General Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Major Site Directors

Donal Buggy, M.D.; Ireland


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Tibi Ezri, M.D.; Israel


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Peter Szmuk, M.D.; Houston, USA


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Yuguang Huang, M.D. Beijing China


Thomas Volk, M.D. Germany


Ngai Liu, M.D., Ph.D. France


Colin Royse, MD


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Brian Ilfeld, MD, MS


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Alparslan Turan, MD


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