About Janos Geli
My name is Janos Geli, MD, PhD, and I joined the Department of Anesthesiology in February as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Division of Critical Care Medicine. I earned my medical degree from University of Pecs Medical School in Hungary and subsequently completed work as a research fellow, attained a PhD, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Karolinska University in Stockholm, Sweden. I then completed six years of anesthesia and critical care medicine training at Karolinska University and joined their faculty in 2015. In 2021, I moved to Texas to work as an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston Department of Anesthesiology.
I’ve been interested in medicine since I was very young. In medical school, I found that anesthesia and critical care offered a mix of intellectual challenges and hands-on patient care that appealed to me. During my internship in Emergency Medical Services, I witnessed a critical care anesthesiology team respond to a devastating situation involving a critically injured child. Their quick, calm, and well-organized response to this potential tragedy saved the child’s life and served as a profound inspirational experience for me.
I strongly believe in the importance of empathy and humanity in medical practice. I want my patients to know that I care about them, and I want them to feel heard when they speak to me.
I enjoy spending my free time traveling with my wife and two daughters. I also enjoy watching documentaries and reading history, politics, and classical literature.