Marc Maybauer, M.D., Ph.D., Joins the Department

Marc Maybauer

Marc Oliver Maybauer, M.D., Ph.D., joined us in January as professor of anesthesiology and chief of our Critical Care Medicine Division. In addition, he will assume the responsibilities of Executive Director of the Critical Care Organization at UF and Director of the Anesthesiology ECMO Program. Before joining us, Dr. Maybauer was the Director of the ECMO Service at the INTEGRIS Health Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute in Oklahoma City. Prior to that Dr. Maybauer was employed as a cardiac anesthesiologist and intensivist and served as Director of ECMO and Lead for Research at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in the UK. Dr Maybauer also maintained parallel appointments as professor of anesthesiology at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, honorary professor at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and adjunct clinical professor at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. He has also taught at the University of Ulm, Germany, and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr. Maybauer is an internationally renowned physician-scientist with subspecialty training in critical care medicine, emergency medicine, cardiothoracic anesthesia, transesophageal echocardiography, and mechanical circulatory support. He completed medical school at Justus Liebig University in Germany and residencies at the university hospitals in Mainz and Ulm. He went on to a critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and a cardiac anesthesia fellowship at the Oxford Heart Centre with Oxford University Hospitals in the UK. He was appointed as Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP), the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), and the American College of Cardiologists (FACC). In addition to his clinical achievements, Dr. Maybauer obtained the Certificate in Business Administration from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Certificate in Quality Management by the Chamber of Physicians of Hesse, Germany.

To date, Dr. Maybauer has received numerous scientific awards and has authored more than 200 articles in journals including Anesthesiology and The New England Journal of Medicine, as well as abstracts and book chapters. He is the editor of the textbook Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation – A Problem Based Learning Approach and has a keen interest in teaching on the subject. Dr. Maybauer also serves as reviewer for numerous medical journals and is frequently invited as a speaker to national and international conferences to present his research. His scientific work initially began with airway management and the pathophysiology of septic and circulatory shock before developing into ARDS and ECMO. Dr. Maybauer has undertaken groundbreaking work on the development of the EasyTube and vasopressin V1a receptor agonists. His most recent interests include anticoagulation for patients with ECMO support and further development of the ProtekDuo RVAD/ECMO cannula.

After more than 20 years in anesthesia and critical care medicine, Dr. Maybauer considers himself fortunate to have gained significant experience in all fields of his specialty while learning from various mentors and is keen to share his knowledge and contribute to the education of the next generation of students and trainees. In joining UF, he hopes to bring his experience in education and leadership to the division and department.

Welcome, Dr. Maybauer!

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